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7850 Virtualized Services Gateway

The Nuage Networks™ 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG) is the industry’s leading 1RU data center gateway, supporting Software-Defined Networking (SDN) principles across Layer 2, Layer 3 and Layer 4.

The high-density hardware-based VXLAN gateway functionality of the 7850 VSG incorporates non-virtualized (bare metal) and virtualized servers into an unrestricted data center environment as part of the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) solution.

Purpose-built for the demanding requirements of data centers and cloud services, the 7850 VSG delivers ultra high-density performance with a fixed configuration of 32 10GE ports and 16 40GE ports supporting a wire-rate forwarding capacity of 1.92 Tb/s (half duplex).

Flexibility is provided with the 40GE ports supporting physical separation to 4 x 10GE via breakout cables, making the 7850 VSG the leading density 1RU form-factor gateway with support for up to 96 10GE physical ports.

Additionally, the 7850 VSG provides the option to host the Nuage Networks VSP’s Virtualized Services Controller (VSC). This flexibility makes it possible to position the SDN controller functionality close to the compute assets within the datacenter.

Benefits and features

Delivers industry leading density

  • At 96 ports, the Nuage Networks 7850 VSG provides the industry’s highest 10GE port density in a 1RU gateway. Support includes 1GE (via SFP), 10GE (SFP+) and 40GE (QSFP+).

Supports both virtualized and non-virtualized datacenter environments

  • Support for both fully virtualized and non-virtualized compute platforms is critical for today’s data centers. Although the trend is moving towards fully virtualized environments, there is still a high ratio of legacy applications residing on physical servers. The 7850 VSG supports a wire-speed hardware gateway function to bridge the non-virtualized seamlessly into the virtual compute environment. Gateway functionality is delivered by a robust and scalable Virtual Tunnel End Point (VTEP) implementation in hardware that supports VLAN interconnection to VXLAN from the non-virtualized servers for distribution using Layer 2 or Layer 3 to the virtual environment.

Enables operational efficiency

  • The 7850 VSG supports full configuration and reporting using SNMPv3 to the Nokia 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) or third-party network management systems. Local configuration is provided using a console with out-of-band management provided over a dedicated Ethernet port.

Offers network function flexibility

  • Network function flexibility is provided with the option to enable the Virtualized Services Controller (VSC) on the 7850 VSG. This provides the flexibility to run SDN controller functions directly at the top of the rack or end of row.
  • The VSC supports OpenFlow™ and MP-BGP for network endpoint configuration within the data center and seamlessly extends out to the wide area network to enable cloud services.

Leverages proven innovation

  • Operating system functionality is provided with the implementation of the award-winning and widely deployed Nokia Service Router Operating System (SR OS).
  • The Nokia SR OS provides full functionality across Layer 2, Layer 3 and Layer 4 on the 7850 VSG, with support for the leading IP protocols including MP-BGP, Ethernet protocols including VLAN and VXLAN, and advanced security using ACLs and QoS levels.
  • The Nokia SR OS delivers a robust, scalable, and interoperable foundation, which has nearly a decade of proven reliability with more than 600 service providers worldwide.
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