Nuage Networks, a Mountain View, Calif.-based division of Nokia, provides a Border Gateway Protocol-based SDN network virtualization overlay along with a SD wide area network (WAN) solution.
"Alcatel-Lucent [part of Nokia] was one of the first large traditional telco vendors to really jump in SDN and launch a Nuage product line by leveraging their very strong heritage in the router market," said Grossner. "They took elements from their router code and created the SDN controllers and the policy infrastructure that is core of the Nuage offering."
The company also recognized early that SDN would go into the data center, carrier networks and enterprise WANs. "They're really positioned themselves to be that SDN controller that can be pervasive across multiple domains and types of networks," said Grossner.
Nuage says its Virtualized Services Platform offers SDN solutions for clouds of all sizes and makes the network readily consumable as compute resources. The platform is included in HPE's Helion OpenStack 2.0.