Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, announced its newest customer, Italian cloud services provider AscoTLC. AscoTLC is another example of a service provider offering automated cloud services for both SD-WAN and traditional datacenter SDN through the Nuage Networks platform. Nuage Networks SDN technologies enrich AscoTLC’s current infrastructure with an end-to-end common overlay network starting from the cloud and ending at Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) at customer WAN sites. AscoTLC was able to deploy the project with integration services from its partner, Texor Srl, as well as Nuage Networks.
AscoTLC’s innovative path to cloud services is possible with Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) running the Nuage Networks Virtualized Cloud Services (VCS) and Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS). This comprehensive solution is independent from any network infrastructure and topology, any virtualization environment, any cloud orchestrator and supports an open CPE platform, including the ability to integrate third party virtualized network functions. Moreover, the Nuage Networks architecture uses the same SDN controller for both datacenter and WAN sites. It gives AscoTLC a completely open architecture, greater customization and business agility for customers, and the ability to provide lower cost, next-generation VPN services. Through the Nuage Networks VNS (SD-WAN service), customers will have the ability to define forwarding policies, quality of service, security, traffic shaping and rate limiting policies. AscoTLC expects around 1,000 customer sites will be connected to their new fiber optic backbone running these next-generation cloud services within two years.
“As a market early adopter and innovator, we tested several SDN and SD-WAN options and chose Nuage Networks as a like-minded visionary offering a completely open architecture that can work on any cloud management platform,” says Stefano Ducati, COO, AscoTLC. “Nuage Networks gives us the business agility to continue providing our customers with the enhanced on-demand services they expect. This gives us a distinct advantage in our highly competitive market.”