Nuage Networks’ SDN promises 40% improvement in network utilization

Infotech Lead Asia: Nuage Networks, an Alcatel-Lucent company, says its software defined networking (SDN) offers 40 percent improvement in network utilization and efficiency.

In addition, by removing networking constraints the Nuage Networks platform enables unrestricted placement and mobility of compute workloads, driving up to 40 percent increase in server utilization.

Nuage Networks’ VSP provides an open, software-only solution that works with OpenStack, CloudStack and VMware cloud environments and any datacenter network switches.

The company has started trials with UK cloud service provider Exponential-e, French telecoms service provider SFR, Canadian telecoms operator TELUS and US healthcare provider, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), offering seamless network connectivity inside the datacenter, between data centers as well as datacenter to Enterprise VPN connectivity.

The company promises that its new SDN platform makes the network available instantaneously no matter where the application is running – even if the application moves to a virtual machine in another rack of servers or to another datacenter.

Comments from partners and clients

Mukesh Bavisi, managing director of Exponential-e

“We are pleased to trial the Nuage Networks SDN solution to meet the dynamic needs of our customers.”

Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer at TELUS

“TELUS is investing in multi-tenant datacenter infrastructures to deliver the most innovative cloud services to our customers. We commend Nuage Networks on their approach.”

William Hanna, vice president of IT infrastructure at UPMC

“With the Nuage Networks SDN solution, we hope to further our strategy of using smart technology to support patient-centered, accountable care.”

Sameer Dholakia, Group VP and GM, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix

“An integration of the Nuage Networks SDN solution with Citrix XenServer and Citrix CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStack will enable enterprise and service provider customers to create network services in their datacenter and deliver applications more quickly.”

Jim Ritchings, senior vice president, Business Development at F5 Networks

“As traffic management is central to performance, availability and dynamic services creation for cloud-based applications, our work with Nuage Networks can help accelerate the deployment of differentiated cloud services for our customers.”

Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager for HPs Industry Standard Servers

“The service provider community is looking to engage in the cloud market with new and dynamic services enabled by SDN. HP

and Nuage Networks are aligned in supporting the transition to an industry standard approach to SDN.”

Chad Kinzelberg, senior vice president of Business and Corporate Development of Palo Alto Networks

“We commend Nuage’s approach to empowering the cloud through network control that includes the critical service layer, a key capability to catalyze SDN adoption.”

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