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  • frankenstocken frankenstocken Mar 2, 2013 4:46 PM Flag

    why they said second coming of timetra or what might be the april news

    this might be part of the coming april an

    Like Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent funding SDN startup
    Nuage Networks focused on scalable, automated hybrid clouds
    By Jim Duffy, Network World
    January 07, 2013 04:43 PM ET


    Network World - Like Cisco and its Insieme Networks project, Alcatel-Lucent has invested in a startup company focused on SDNs for cloud service providers.

    Nuage Networks was established a year ago to tackle the scalability and automated service provisioning issues of cloud providers offering hybrid -- public and private -- multi-tenant cloud services. Usually, the bottleneck in all of this is the network, and that's what Nuage is focusing on.

    "We want to make sure that the network gets out of the way," says Sunil Khandekar, Nuage CEO.

    TECHNOLOGIES TO WATCH IN 2013: Cisco products, more maturity for SDNs

    Khandekar was the vice president of business development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division. Prior to this he had global responsibility for the company's Service Router portfolio as vice president of product management for the IP Division.

    Khandekar joined the former Alcatel with its 2003 acquisition of TiMetra Networks, a Silicon Valley startup developing service routers for IP/MPLS networks.

    Like Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division, Nuage is headquartered in Mountain View. It is staffed not only by Alcatel-Lucent personnel but also with those from the company's competitors, like Cisco and Juniper, and Webscale/Web 2.0 and virtualization companies, like Yahoo and VMware.

    Nuage was not forthcoming on product details -- the "official" launch of the company and its products is scheduled for April. But Khandekar said the company is building SDN capabilities for "fully automated, full programmable networks" support hybrid cloud services.

    Cisco has invested an initial $100 million in Insieme, with the option to purchase the company for about $800 million. Neither Cisco nor Insieme has disclosed what the startup is work o

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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