Virtualized Network Services

SD-WAN: Extend policy-based automation from the cloud to the enterprise WAN

Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) automate branch site connectivity to help service providers and enterprises reduce operational overhead and launch new services faster.

Today, network programmability and policy-based automation exist in silos between the datacenter or cloud and the enterprise WAN:

  • The datacenter has its own networking environment focused on virtual applications and workload mobility.
  • The WAN needs to connect branches, the private cloud and public cloud providers, all of which have specific service and security requirements.


With Nuage Networks VNS, you can integrate these two functional islands to create a single, cohesive cloud environment. This integration helps you maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT operations across multiple sites and technologies.

Nuage Networks VNS gives you deployment options for cloud integration and branch VPN services. You can use these options to add new automation and on-demand service capabilities to your existing VPN and MPLS offerings.


Nuage Networks VNS: Policy-driven network services for and by enterprises

What people are saying about our SD-WAN solution

BBVA Digital Bank

“We are excited about this latest innovation from Nuage Networks. Extending SDN network automation capabilities to BBVA cloud regions will allow us to turn up and adapt our network services in a far more timely and efficient way, streamlining operations and improving our agility by automating network connectivity and services in a policy-based fashion that aligns with our business objectives.” – Pascual de Juan, Global head of innovation in technologies, BBVA digital bank

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“As we have moved rapidly into SDN deployments in the last year, enterprises are now seeing SDN applicability and value extending beyond the data center to their WAN and branch locations. With its Virtualized Network Services (VNS), Nuage Networks is addressing this demand, offering enterprises a new operational model for delivering and consuming cloud services consistently from private & public data centers to their branch locations and distributed users. Within this context, a comprehensive application-centric policy framework can significantly simplify today’s complex networking workflows, deliver greater agility, and result in compelling OPEX savings.” – Brad Casemore, Research director, Datacenter networks, IDC.

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Global oil corporation reduces networking costs with Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution

One of Nuage Networks’ customers is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with global offshore and onshore assets. The company produces oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada and Asia and conducts exploration activities worldwide. This case study documents the business drivers and benefits for adopting the Nuage Networks VNS SD-WAN solution.

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“As part of our business service portfolio, we are evaluating different deployment models to meet the expanding needs of our enterprise customers. We are looking towards network automation that is programmable and can be dynamically tailored to the unique business requirements of our customers. We applaud the extension of Nuage Networks SDN solution to include policy-driven network services to connect the enterprise branch to the cloud.” – Drew Gilpin, Director of sales and marketing,  Kordia New Zealand.

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ACG Research

In major technology transformations there are developments that move the arc of possibility to a new level. With its Virtualized Network Services, Nuage Networks builds on the strengths of the Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) already being used in cloud and data center infrastructures and brings such developments to cloud-based applications and networks. With an open software design, ability to scale and federate across many infrastructure domains, and an open architecture for policy orchestration, VNS opens the agility of the cloud to branch users and applications everywhere. — Paul Parker-Johnson, Practice lead, Cloud computing and virtual infrastructure technologies, ACG Research

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Exponential-e speeds WAN provisioning and remote site connection with Nuage Networks VNS

Exponential-e is a UK-based provider of cloud, connectivity, business Internet, unified communications and IT services. The company has used its 100GigE core network to become a leader in WAN service delivery, offering Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services, enterprise-grade security and end-to-end service-level agreements (SLAs). It is the UK’s pioneer of corporate Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), which allows geographically diverse locations to connect as if they are on the same LAN. Exponential-e has chosen the Nuage Networks VNS platform to accelerate the provisioning of WAN services and incorporate remote sites using both MPLS and broadband internet.

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Customer panel: Nuage Networks SDN branches out with Virtualized Network Services

Drew Gilpin (director, sales and marketing, Kordia New Zealand), Aldrin Isaac (Chief scientist of networks, Bloomberg) and Pascual De Juan (Global head of innovation, BBVA Digital Bank) talk about how they are using Nuage Networks SDN technologies to increase operations agility, cost savings and customer loyalty.

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Enhance your service offerings with a private network service designed for the cloud

Nuage Networks VNS complements your existing IP and Carrier Ethernet (CE) VPN services. Unlike these VPN services, it is specifically designed to serve enterprises that are adopting a cloud-based IT consumption model.

Nuage Networks VNS aligns the network service with the needs of the enterprise. It gives you the flexibility to deliver an unconstrained network experience that matches the dynamic cloud environment.

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Build cloud speed connectivity between your datacenters and branch offices

The network services you buy from service providers are often tightly connected to a dedicated network infrastructure. Most of these services require customized branch networking. And they aren’t optimized for the cloud, where everything happens in seconds.

Nuage Networks VNS offers a fresh approach to the enterprise WAN. It seamlessly links all your locations – regardless of size or geography – while reducing your need for customized networking.

Nuage Networks VNS is based on an overlay model that can use any IP network to provide connectivity between sites. It gives you maximum flexibility and enables you to choose from multiple access or last-mile technologies, including copper, fiber and mobile broadband. You can mix and match available networks from multiple providers and use any available access technologies.

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From zero to hero with SD-WAN

See John implement an SD-WAN in minutes, easily bringing cloud networking to a branch location. With Nuage Networks VNS, policy-driven network automation is your secret weapon.

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Nuage Networks 7850 Network Services Gateway

The Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution includes a range of branch routers and gateways at the remote site in various form factors to facilitate seamless and automated connectivity to cloud networks. The Nuage Networks 7850 Network Services Gateway (NSG) is the managed network endpoint at the remote WAN site. Provisioning, configuration and optimization of network and security policies is completely automated through the VNS controller from the centralized policy repository.

The NSG 7850 comes in a variety of models for the needs of any remote or temporary site with a wide range of bandwidth, security, and performance requirements with multiple price point options for any deployment scenario. The small footprint and energy efficient 7850 NSG-E provides flexibility for both rack-mount or desktop installations at smaller branch sites. The one rack unit (1 RU) footprint design of the 7850 NSG-X is suitable for cabinet or rack-mount installations and provides additional throughput and connectivity options for larger sites, as well as options for logical or physical separation of network services within the branch. For even more flexible deployment options, the 7850 NSG-V is a software-only version that can be deployed on commodity PC hardware and configured with exactly the right services and resources for the specific site.

  • The 7850 NSG Series utilizes the widely used network operating system of the carrier-grade Nokia Service Router family. Operators can be confident that the 7850 NSG is interoperable with global IP services.

  • The 7850 NSG Series, as part of the VNS SD-WAN solution, is centrally managed, removing the requirement for networking expertise at remote WAN sites.

  • Selective uplink forwarding and Application Aware Routing (AAR) allow policy-based options to split traffic over multiple WAN links to select optimal cost and quality of service for each type of application. Multiple WAN uplinks to support fault-tolerance or multiple services such as IP/MPLS-based VPNs are available.

  • Support for virtualized network functions, which eliminates the need for additional hardware (firewalls and routers) and associated professional services.