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OVH Selects Nuage Networks’ Software-Defined Networking Solution to enable OpenStack-based Dedicated Cloud Services

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OVH Selects Nuage Networks’ Software-Defined Networking Solution to enable OpenStack-based Dedicated Cloud Services

Europe’s Leading and 3rd worldwide Hosting Provider Implements Alcatel-Lucent’s SDN Solution to Efficiently Deliver High-Performing Cloud Services to Enterprises

Mountain View, California, USA, October 07, 2014

Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, today announced that OVH has selected the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) for deployment within and across its datacenters in Europe and in Canada in order to enable dedicated cloud services for their customers.

The OVH Group is well established in worldwide markets with expertise and infrastructure extending over 15 subsidiaries and 17 datacenters. The company is executing on an ambitious business model that invests heavily in innovation – such as Nuage Networks VSP – while optimizing operating costs to deliver compelling and competitively priced services.

OVH chose to implement the Nuage Networks VSP to deliver an “OpenStack as a Service” offering, through which its customers can access dedicated Cloud Computing infrastructure by using OpenStack and Nuage Networks to define optimal resources and benefit from a better performing, more programmable, and operationally efficient infrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS) environment.

“We are pleased to implement Nuage Networks with OpenStack in our cloud infrastructure. The Nuage Networks SDN technology allows us to offer our customers cloud services in a more dynamic way, giving them the capability to reduce their time-to-market with a programmable and automated networking environment,” said Octave Klaba, CEO and founder of OVH.

OVH customers require and deserve a network whose capabilities align with the changing needs of their diverse applications. The innovative Nuage Networks SDN solution provides network virtualization and automation that transforms OVH’s cloud datacenters into flexible environments that instantaneously establish the network services required for a given application in accordance with established enterprise policies.

“We are excited to work with OVH in support of their dedicated cloud initiative, which will allow them to deliver attractive and innovative cloud services to their European and international customers, while making their infrastructure more agile, responsive, and cost effective,” added Sunil Khandekar, CEO Nuage Networks.

Working with Nuage Networks enables OVH to implement dedicated cloud services that provide their customers control over how their cloud network extends and scales across their servers and virtual machines (VMs).

Additional benefits include:

  • Service provisioning speed and agility: Establishing network connectivity becomes as easy and instantaneous as creating a virtual machine (VM). Unlike traditional networks that are highly configuration-driven and manual, Nuage Networks allows an OVH customer’s network connectivity to follow seamlessly and immediately according to their pre-defined policies.
  • Control: The Nuage Networks SDN solution provides a common policy framework through which OVH can give their customers full control and visibility of its infrastructure, while ensuring that their performance guidelines are met.
  • Network flexibility and holistic management: Nuage Networks allows OVH to eliminate traditional datacenter networking restrictions and seamlessly evolve to new network configurations that better support their customer needs and deployment 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, OVH also expects to realize significant economic benefits.

To learn more: soyoustart.com/betas/cloud-openstack


Nu-âhj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks brings a unique combination of groundbreaking technologies and unmatched networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based start up has applied radically new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and high programmable SDN solutions with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks, a core element of Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) specialist focus on IP networking, cloud and ultra-broadband access, has the pedigree to serve the needs of the world’s biggest clouds. The cloud has made promises – the mission of Nuage Networks is to help you realize them.

For more information, visit Nuage Networks on: www.nuagenetworks.net, read the latest posts on the Nuage Networks blog http://www.nuagenetworks.net/blog/ and follow the company on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nuagenetworks.


We are at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world. Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the Group’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2013, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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