SDN vendor Nuage Networks, an Alcatel-Lucent company, today announced that it completed 30 trials in the first year of operations.
Besides several financial services and healthcare companies, cloud providers like Numergy, telecom providers like TELUS and NTT Communications, and infrastructure providers like IDC Frontier and Evonet have tapped Nuage Networks.
IT market research agency IDC noted that Nuage Networks is tackling a range of hybrid cloud environments that require an underlying network infrastructure capable of supporting secure multitenant services.
Brad Casemore, research director, Datacenter Networks at IDC said: “Nuage Networks has gained significant momentum since its launch a year ago, achieving customer adoption at large enterprises, cloud providers, and traditional telecom providers.”
IDC says 2014 will be a year in which enterprises will be challenged to adopt new products and technologies while simultaneously protecting investments in personnel, processes, and existing tools. Automation and programmability are critical for operational agility and business success. These factors create the need for a programmable, open, multivendor SDN solution.
“In the year since Nuage Networks was launched around the same time as my own arrival at Alcatel-Lucent, it has already become recognized by the industry for its game-changing technology and for understanding the way CIOs think about operating their networks,” said Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent.
Nuage says its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) eliminates the constraints that have held back the responsiveness and efficiency of the network. The VSP coupled with the Nuage Networks 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG) provides control, automation, and visibility across cloud environments without replacing all legacy systems.