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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.
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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
ALU was not investing alone. The lions part of the investition is brought by HP using a great amount of the otherwise non returnable overshore capital to fight through the mutual strategical pact against CSCO.
Uh what are you trying to say .. The company is based in california with a bunch of ex alu p, juniper cisco hp folks is all i read. Hp , cisco juniper have their own little sdn startups cooking up new stuff. No need for overseas funds for a us based company just a natural offshoot