Numergy will be deploying Nuage Networks’ SDN platform and Alcatel-Lucent’s (News - Alert) 7750 service router in its datacenters to manage and automate the datacenter networks and make them programmable and operationally efficient.
Erik Beauvalot, chief operating officer of Numergy said, “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.”
To keep pace with the expected growth in public cloud services, cloud system infrastructure services, end user spending and the market size, Numergy plans to open two data centers. The company also plans to open 10 additional data centers in the next three years.
Numergy required a network that can serve the diverse needs of customer applications. The Nuage Networks SDN solution ensures data center network virtualization and automation that can enable data centers to deliver the network services required in a cloud infrastructure.
Nuage, an Alcatel-Lucent venture with a focus on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, also strives to build open cloud environments to avoid lock-in which suited the requirements of Numergy.
Nuage Networks’ virtualized services platform (VSP) and 7850 virtualized services gateway (VSG) along with Alcatel-Lucent 7750 service router are expected to enhance the efficiency of the Numergy datacenter networks.
The cloud initiative attempted by Numergy will streamline the delivery of innovative cloud services to French and European companies in addition to making the company infrastructure more agile, secure, and responsive. With the help of Nuage Networks, Numergy can implement and scale automated cloud networks across its geo-distributed infrastructure.
Recently University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) picked Nuage Networks software defined networking (SDN) solutions for deployment in the health system’s backup network. This deployment is part of the hospital’s multi-phase transition to SDN and network virtualization.
The Medical Center has recently completed phase one of this multi-part transition, which replaced a legacy Layer 2 network. This was being used as a dedicated backup system designed to carry traffic between servers and a tape library system.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker