Nuage Networks is a business unit of Nokia and is one of the firms that originally commercialized SDN technology, initially for enterprise networking. They have applied their SDN technology to enterprise datacenters/LANs, to NFV-I, and now to SD-WAN. With SD-WAN, Nuage primarily go to market via CSP partners. In doing so they are showing synergies that benefit customers.
Unlike many others, Nuage is a purpose-built routing and networking platform, of which SD-WAN is one application. This is important, because a) it puts Nuage in select company, and b) it means that Nuage supports all of the essential characteristics & benefit categories of SD-WAN, as Appledore define it. Moreover, this means that they bring advanced routing and policy-driven security capabilities, and the ability to manage and secure across domains – potentially all the way from servers within an enterprise datacenter, through the WAN, into the public cloud, running natively, and even out to authorized mobile devices. This end-to-end policy control and automation eliminates many potential performance and security holes. Finally, it means that they can scale, both in software and in efficient traffic routing.
While Nuage entered the SD-WAN space later than some of its leading competitors, they focus on, and are gaining market share with CSPs partners. To that end they have built a multi-tenant portal that simultaneously improves enterprise and MSP satisfaction visibility, and streamlines configuration, taking the MSP out of many operations. We believe that as enterprise operations become more and more decentralized, with distributed partners, workforces and public-cloud served apps, the capabilities of full-features SD-WAN solutions such as Nuage will become increasingly important. With such solutions, enterprises can secure all sites including remote and public cloud, manage traffic at the application-level, eliminate manual security errors, simplify operations, and support almost-instant changes to user locations