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Nuage Networks and Mirantis Take OpenStack to the Enterprise

Two cloud leaders collaborate to build OpenStack clouds that deliver the programmability, scalability and openness demanded by enterprises and service providers

 Mountain View, Calif., May 18, 2015Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions announced today it has partnered with Mirantis to accelerate the adoption and deployment of OpenStack clouds that fulfill the demanding needs of enterprises and cloud providers. As part of the Nuage Networks Ecosystem this technology partnership with Mirantis allows customers to take advantage of the scalability, performance, efficiency and policy-based automation of Nuage Networks’ SDN solution in Mirantis OpenStack cloud environments.

Nuage Networks and Mirantis are committed to accelerating efforts to drive the industry toward cloud architectures that meld efficient virtualization and application-driven software-defined networking (SDN) technology on an open technology platform – OpenStack. The work is a collaborative effort by Nuage Networks and Mirantis to leverage innovations from the community and to offer more choice to customers. Mirantis, the pure-play Openstack Company, joins Nuage Networks’ community of partners while Nuage Networks joins the Mirantis Unlocked program.

Many enterprises and service providers are trapped between the need to maintain existing service levels and the desire to become more competitive via new, open approaches. This relationship provides customers with the ability to innovate with new services that leverage OpenStack and other open approaches to gain new capabilities as well as additional efficiencies – without compromising the reliability of infrastructure that is critical to their business. Many new private clouds and public clouds are being built initially with OpenStack and customers are also migrating existing clouds to OpenStack.

The Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) overlays the existing networking environment as it stands. The VSP virtualizes and automates data center network infrastructure, transforming it into a reflexive environment that instantaneously establishes the network services required to deliver cloud applications across thousands of tenants in a policy-driven manner. Nuage Networks VSP lays the foundation for an open and dynamically controlled data center network fabric to accelerate application programmability, facilitate unconstrained mobility, and maximize compute efficiency.

“OpenStack gives enterprises the ability to ride the cloud innovation wave on their own terms,” said Mirantis co-founder and CMO, Boris Renski. “This partnership makes it easy to plug Nuage Networks’ policy-based networking framework into OpenStack, giving enterprises a competitive advantage in today’s software-driven world.”

Mirantis has also certified Nuage Networks’ Extensibility & Security framework to fully enable OpenStack to drive networking within data centers and across the cloud. Further, Mirantis and Nuage Networks have created a ‘DIY cookbook’ for IT teams that are building clouds. Mirantis additionally provides support and implementation services that make even the most complex Cloud projects a success.

“We’re pleased to team with Mirantis on OpenStack Clouds for enterprises and service providers. Our partnership provides the technology, implementation expertise, and commitment to support that customers can rely on to make their strategic Cloud projects a success,” said Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks. “It’s also a win for the OpenStack community as we continue the crescendo of Openstack momentum in enterprise and cloud provider deployments.”

For more information, please visit the Nuage Networks VSP product page.


Nu-âhj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks brings a unique combination of groundbreaking technologies and unmatched networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based start up has applied radically new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and high programmable SDN solutions with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks, backed by Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) rapidly growing IP division, has the pedigree to serve the needs of the world’s biggest clouds. The cloud has made promises – the mission of Nuage Networks is to help you realize them.

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About Mirantis

Mirantis is the pure-play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the softwareservicestraining and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Expedia, Workday, NASA, Samsung and Symantec.

Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California.