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Nuage Networks Supports OpenStack Icehouse and Begins Certification For Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform 5

Nuage Networks supports OpenStack’s ninth release with Icehouse plug-in and begins certification for Red Hat Enterprise LinuxOpenStack Platform 5, based on the OpenStack Icehouse distribution.

Mountain View, CA –May 13, 2014 – Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software defined networking (SDN) solutions, today announced that its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) Icehouse plug-in has been tested and included in the OpenStack community’s DriverLog. This allows users to easily understand how VSP is compatible with OpenStack clouds running Icehouse. Additionally, Nuage Networks is working with Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to integrate with its upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, based on the OpenStack Icehouse distribution. This effort brings together industry-leading SDN and cloud enablement technologies with OpenStack Icehouse to continue the advancement of high performing public, private, and hybrid enterprise cloud environments worldwide.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, provides the benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, plus the cloud infrastructure platform of OpenStack providing a stable, reliable, and secure foundation, along with the hardware and application support needed to run in demanding, massive-scale enterprise environments.

“Working closely with a leading SDN supplier like Nuage Networks is critical to building highly reliable networked cloud platforms as part of hardened OpenStack-based solutions,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. “We are pleased to collaborate with the team at Nuage, who have a wealth of expertise in routing and networking standards and can bring the networking capabilities of some of the largest networks in the world to cloud application delivery in the enterprise datacenter environment.”

Nuage Networks VSP provides datacenter network virtualization and automation that transforms enterprise datacenters into dynamic environments that instantaneously establish the network services required to deliver cloud applications across thousands of tenants in a policy-driven manner..

“In collaborating with Red Hat, a market leader in open source cloud solutions, we believe we have the best cloud solution for enterprises,” said Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks. “Our work with Red Hat continues to fuel the success Nuage has achieved over the past year, helping customers migrate their infrastructure and workloads to support hybrid environments as they accelerate migration to the cloud.”

OpenStack is open source software used globally by enterprises and service providers to build public, private and hybrid clouds. OpenStack clouds enable businesses to rapidly roll out new products, add new features, and improve internal systems while preventing technology lock-in as the only open source cloud platform that’s supported by every IT industry leader. Hundreds of the world’s largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and accelerating time to market. OpenStack is backed by an independent Foundation and global community with more than 16,000 individual members and 350 supporting organizations across 138 countries. For more information and to join the community, visit

About Nuage Networks

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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