Nuage Networks launches SDN services in Australia

Software-defined networking service will allow banking, retail industries to scale their cloud apps

Alcatel-Lucent’s software-defined networking startup Nuage Networks has launched its SDN product range in Australia.

The vendor's virtualized services platform (VSP) can be used to define services across any IP network from the data centre to branch offices.

This will allow banking, retail, healthcare and other industries to scale their cloud applications and provide secure connectivity to multiple customers.

It also outlined an extensible wide area networking (WAN) service which offers a new model for delivering network services, according to the company. It can be used to enhance corporate WAN and Internet access bandwidth to increase the range of application deployment options and reduce costs.

While the company wouldn’t name any Australian customers, it did confirm it was in talks with some financial services companies.

Nuage Networks principal solutions architect Marten Hauville said that it launched here because Australian business are moving to take advantage of efficiencies in cloud computing.

“Fuelled by this business shift and a step-change in broadband access via the NBN, we expect Australian business to make a strong surge towards open cloud platforms,” he said.

Prior to launching in Australia, Nuage Networks conducted 75 trials across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific with financial, healthcare organisations and cloud service providers in the past two years.

Hamish Barwick travelled to Connect 15 as a guest of Alcatel-Lucent.

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