Key Player in Cloud Computing, Numergy Implements SDN Solution to Efficiently Deliver to its Customers Highly Secure Enterprise Class Infrastructure with High Performance and Availability
Mountain View, CA, March 31, 2014
Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, today announced that Numergy has selected its SDN platform and Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 service router for deployment within and across its datacenters.
According to Gartner’s Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 4Q13 Update (December 2013), Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IAAS) end user spending in Western Europe is growing at 32.1% CAGR (2012-2017), and the market size will reach $5.9B by 2017.
Given these promising figures, this year alone, Numergy plans to open two datacenters, with the goal of 10 additional datacenters in operation over the next three years. They will be equipped with Alcatel-Lucent 7750 service routers and Nuage Networks solutions.
Numergy opted to implement Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) and 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG) as well as the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router to manage and automate its datacenter networks to be more programmable and operationally efficient. Nuage Networks’ philosophy of building open cloud environments that avoid lock-in, aligned well with their needs, wanting to build its infrastructure using open technologies.
“We are pleased to implement the Nuage Networks product suite in our cloud infrastructure. The Nuage Networks SDN technology allows us to address key performance and compatibility requirements for an open environment. This will allow us to virtualize our infrastructure and to offer our customers cloud services in a more dynamic way,” said Erik Beauvalot, Chief Operating Officer of Numergy.
“We are excited to work with Numergy in support of their cloud initiative, that will allow them to deliver attractive and innovative cloud services to French and European companies, but also to make their infrastructure more agile, secure, and responsive,” added Matthieu Bourgignon, head of Sales for Alcatel-Lucent France.
Numergy requires a network whose capabilities can be abstracted in alignment with the needs of diverse customer applications. The Nuage Networks SDN solution provides datacenter network virtualization and automation that transforms datacenters into flexible environments that instantaneously establish the network services required in a cloud infrastructure.
Teaming with Nuage Networks enables Numergy to implement and scale automated cloud networks across their geo-distributed infrastructure. Additional benefits include:
- Service provisioning speed and agility: Setting up networks in an SDN can be as easy and timely as creating virtual machine (VM). Unlike traditional networks that are highly configuration driven and manual, Nuage Networks allows network connectivity to follow seamlessly and instantaneously according to pre-defined policies.
- Control: The solution provides a common policy framework through which Numergy maintains full control and visibility of their infrastructure, while ensuring that performance and access rules are met.
- Network flexibility and holistic management: SDNs enable “network experimentation without impact. “ Nuage Networks allows Numergy to bypass traditional datacenter network restrictions and experiment freely with new network configurations that better support customer scenarios.
- Lowered expenditures: Through a dramatically more operationally efficient approach, by making optimal use of datacenter assets, and by reducing dependencies on proprietary hardware and dedicated appliances, Numergy also expects to realize economic benefits.
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