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Nuage Networks Introduces Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) Integration Partner Program to Provide Greater Value to Customers

OpenStack Summit, Barcelona, Spain (Booth #C32) – October 26, 2016 – Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, today introduced the Nuage Networks VSP Integration Partner (VIP) Program, a three-tiered program designed to provide maximum value to customers of Nuage Networks and its partners. Also today, Nuage Networks announced that 8 new partners have joined the program.

The Nuage Networks VIP Program enhances the Nuage Networks Partner Program by introducing a more formal structure that provides partners with greater flexibility. By differentiating participation and benefits for qualified technology partners, the program is designed to provide the right level of sales and marketing, development, service and support engagement for partners. The ultimate goal of the program is to enable joint customers of Nuage Networks and its partners to more quickly and confidently deploy their cloud infrastructure, with minimal need for additional investment.

The Nuage Networks VIP Program also provides access to Nuage Networks eXperience (Nuage X), a ground-breaking environment to facilitate continuous integration and development for DevOps.  Nuage X was announced today, and product demonstrations are being held on Booth #C32.

“A tiered structure enables companies at any stage of maturity to bring to market offerings for enterprises and cloud service providers while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of implementing, integrating and maintaining advanced networking capabilities in support of cloud applications,” said Sunil Khandekar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nuage Networks from Nokia.

New partners announced today include: Ciena, CA Inc., Amdocs, Intel, Netronome, Radware, Checkpoint, and Docker.  These new members, combined with the members of the former Nuage Networks Partner Program, such as RedHat, HP, F5, Palo Alto Networks, Citrix, Mellanox and Fortinet, bring the total number of participating companies to 36.

Participation in the Nuage Networks VIP Program is available at three levels: Access, Preferred and Strategic. The Access tier is designed for companies interested in a basic technology relationship with Nuage Networks. The Preferred tier is for partners wishing to develop joint solutions that require training, technical and sales support and co-marketing activities. The Strategic tier, available only by invitation, is designed for Nuage Networks partners interested in developing solutions with the highest level of access and engagement, including executive support, across different teams. Nuage Networks today has partners in five categories: Management & OrchestrationSecurityNetworkingApplications DeliveryPlatform & Compute and Containers.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
“Nuage is an important HPE partner who provides our customers with differentiated solutions that enable them to build distributed, scaled-out and federated multi-data center environments based on HPE Distributed Cloud Networking that are tightly integrated into HPE Helion OpenStack and our FlexFabric data center switches. Elevating our relationship to become a Strategic partner within the new Nuage Networks VIP Program formalizes our long-term collaboration as an OEM partner and enables us to accelerate time-to-deployment to with certified solutions that help enable our customers’ transformation to hybrid IT environments. Furthermore, the launch of the Nuage X service will further enhance our ability to collaborate with the OpenSource community and our customer’s DevOps team members.”

–Dominic Wilde, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Networking, Data Center Infrastructure Group – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
“The speed at which applications are developed and deployed today, along with where and how these applications are consumed, make the security of these applications and the networks that host them a major area of concern for IT organizations. Our integration of the Check Point vSEC with the Nuage Networks VSP enables us to offer customers a secure, scalable and hypervisor agnostic overlay networking solution to address their concerns. Our joint solution combines advanced threat prevention, security automation, micro-segmentation and consistent policy across all workloads (containers, virtual machines and bare-metal servers) to help customers secure their applications in a way that accelerates their business and does not hold them back.”

–Itai Greenberg, Head of Data Center Security, Check Point

Citrix Systems Inc.
“Citrix has successfully integrated NetScaler with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) in both virtualized and containerized environments. We look forward to continuing to work with Nuage as a key partner, helping customers rapidly build their own cloud infrastructure and operate it at scale using the best available components, such as NetScaler ADC.

–Ash Chowdappa, VP and General Manager NetScaler Business, Citrix

“Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is starting to have a profound impact as vendors are hitting the market with virtual and physical programmable switches, network controllers and orchestration tools. Network security, as a fundamental layer of IT, needs to integrate and interwork with these SDN environments to become “Software-Defined” as well. As a Nuage Networks VSP integration partner, Fortinet and Nuage Networks take an integrated approach to orchestrating Intrusion Prevention, Next-Generation Firewall, and advanced Layer-7 security to provide holistic and responsive security to highly fluid data center environments. Services offered by the Nuage Network such as Nuage X are a good example of their commitment to us as a partner and the broader developer community.”

— John Maddison, SVP of Products and Solutions, Fortinet

Mellanox Technologies
“Mellanox is thrilled to be part of the Nuage Networks VSP Integration Partner Program, and to work with a top tier SDN innovator, to bring network agility, elasticity and automation to cloud and communication service providers and enterprise customers.  We see great synergy between Mellanox and Nuage, as we jointly deliver an SDN solution that combines the strengths and capabilities of the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) with the performance, reliability and efficiency of Mellanox’s interconnect solutions, thereby enabling our joint customers to deploy their cloud infrastructure with confidence.”

–Chris Shea, Vice President of Business Development at Mellanox Technologies

Palo Alto Networks
“Security should not be an impediment to the adoption of new cloud technologies that enable productivity. The integration of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform with Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) provides organizations with the flexibility to easily scale and deploy emerging Software Defined Networking solutions while reducing the risk of cyber breaches by focusing on the prevention of successful cyber attacks.”

–Marc Benoit, Vice President, Technical Business Development, Palo Alto Networks

About Nuage Networks from Nokia
Nu-âhj: From French, meaning “cloud.” Nuage Networks from Nokia brings a combination of technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based business has applied new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and highly programmable SDN solutions within and across the datacenter and out to the wide area network with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks, backed by the rapidly growing IP/Optical Networks business of Nokia, 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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