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Virtualized Network Services (Nuage Networks)

Extend SDN policies from the cloud across the enterprise WAN

Nuage Networks™, a Nokia venture, helps service providers, web-scale operators and enterprises unleash the power of the cloud by extending it to the branch. Our Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution gives you the freedom and flexibility to:

  • Connect sites, workgroups and applications faster, more securely and more cost-effectively
  • React to change easily
  • Respond to growth seamlessly.

Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) extends the power of SDN to create a seamless WAN that connects your datacenters to your business, regardless of location. You can build your own infrastructure, or purchase VNS as part of a managed service offered by service providers.

Traditionally, the network services you purchase from a service provider are tightly connected to a dedicated network infrastructure. You are often forced into the complex world of customized branch networking to adapt these services to your needs. Even then, the solutions available aren’t optimized for the cloud – where everything happens in seconds. Nuage Networks VNS is a fresh approach to wide area networking. It seamlessly links your enterprise locations regardless of size or geography while reducing the requirement for customized networking.

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

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Nuage Networks VNS provides a comprehensive networking service that removes the limitations that exist with traditional VPN service offerings, including:

  • Limited service functionality and inflexibility of standard VPN offerings
  • Geographic reach limitations of a single-carrier VPN service
  • Inability to adapt to the dynamic business environment and respond quickly to simple move, add and change requests
  • Need to augment the VPN service with additional hardware (firewalls and routers) and associated professional services

With a Nuage Networks VNS-based wide area network, the conversations within your business changes from, “We need to reconfigure the network, I’ll start a new project up” to “Sure we can do that, I’ll make the change right now.” Nuage Networks VNS is wide area networking on your terms. WithNuage Networks VNS:

  • You can choose the best-fit connection to each of your locations from all the service providers in the market
  • Moves, adds and changes are under your complete control and are centrally driven on a per-site or whole-of-network basis
  • Customizable network functions are included in the solution, reducing the need for dedicated elements such as firewalls and security
  • Service manageability improves and the complexity around auditing and compliance for industry bodies and regulators decreases

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Cost savings and IT automation

With Nuage Networks VNS, you can reduce costs and increase efficiency. You can build a network that is both customized and responsive to your enterprise’s unique needs, without incurring the costs and complexities of a customized network.

You have complete control of your enterprise’s service without the overhead of a large and highly skilled network team. Through the self-serve portal you can make changes to the overall service, any location-specific changes, and add or remove sites.

No vendor lock-in

The software images for Nuage Networks VNS are developed to run on the widest range of x86-based hardware platforms to drive maximum utilization of available compute and memory resources. The service capability is independent of the brand and model of your deployed customer premises equipment. With the choice of x86 form-factor and manufacturer open to a competitive procurement model, you have complete flexibility in the supply chain.

Customer Cases

European company innovates a new disruption: the dedicated cloud

The company’s customers wanted the self-service controls, reliability, and security of a dedicated server environment but the elasticity, cost and scale advantages of a public cloud. And many customers wanted physical isolation to address privacy and security concerns.

Read the European company success story.

Cloud Service Provider redefines public cloud for China

The company provides a public cloud for enterprises ranging from small-to-medium businesses to large enterprises. The existing cloud services could not achieve the scale the company needed, both in terms of resources and operations.

Read the Cloud Service Provider success story.

Nuage Networks ties the business together. Standing on its own within the SDN overlay market is Nuage Networks, a fully funded venture exclusively by Nokia. While the rest of the market is tackling hybrid cloud issues or hybrid WAN connections at the branch office, Nuage is the first to align to Forrester’s third virtual network infrastructure tenet — an enterprise-wide fabric of horizontally interconnected components.

Andre Kindness, Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

As we have moved rapidly into SDN deployments in the last year, enterprises are now seeing SDN applicability and value extending beyond the datacenter 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 and public datacenters 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

Nuage, in existence for only 3 years, is already placing with Cisco and VMware as a top SDN vendor in our 2015 Data Center SDN Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey. With its distinct vision on cloud service delivery and innovation providing a coordinated SDN NVO and SD-WAN solution, Nuage has the potential to be a market revenue leader.

Clifford Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN