Industry leaders enable best-of-breed capabilities for policy-driven network automation across datacenter assets

Basking Ridge, New Jersey & Vancouver, BC – May 19, 2015 – Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture and Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) both leaders in software defined cloud networking announce a key collaboration for customers to maximize the benefits of open networking as they expand their cloud infrastructure to address growing IT application demands.

With their respective offerings, Nuage Networks and Arista Networks have enabled customers to build programmable underlays and highly automated SDN overlay infrastructure using industry standard protocols like VxLAN and OVSDB. This collaboration enables a common framework for network automation that integrates virtualized and bare metal assets in the data center. The two companies will offer proven integrated solutions, available immediately. Customers using OpenStack or any other Cloud Management Systems can readily leverage the integrated solution over a varied ecosystem of hypervisors.

“The integration of Arista’s VxLAN programmable platforms with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) enables scalable and automated software defined cloud networks. We are pleased to collaborate with a leading SDN innovator like Nuage Networks to deliver seamless workload portability within and across data centers,” said Anshul Sadana, Senior Vice President, Customer Engineering, Arista Networks.

Customers also face the operational realities of visibility and correlation between dynamic overlays and the underlying network infrastructure. Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Assurance Platform (VSAP) working with Arista EOS ensures that the mapping and correlation of policies are combined with visibility of the network infrastructure to deliver timely fault isolation and remediation. 


Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks added, “At Nuage Networks we are aggressively and tirelessly pushing for SDN-powered cloud computing to become a mainstream architecture for high-performance enterprises. Working closely with programmable platform providers like Arista, we can now offer customers a powerful best-of-breed solution of policy-driven SDN overlay and DC underlay for building highly automated and responsive private and public clouds for all their applications and workloads.".

Nuage Networks continues to work create a truly open cloud environment for its customers. On May 18, Nuage Networks announced the expansion of the Nuage Networks ecosystem program , a complete ecosystem for Development and Operations (DevOps) clouds based on OpenStack.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 3,000 customers and more than three million cloud networking ports deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

ARISTA, EOS and Spline are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

ABOUT NUAGE NETWORKS

Nu-âhj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks brings a combination of technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based start up has applied new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and highly programmable SDN solutions with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks, backed by Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) rapidly growing IPR&T division, 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: www.nuagenetworks.net. Read the latest posts on the Nuage Networks blog and follow the company on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nuagenetworks.

Nuage Networks Press Contact
Wendy Zajack
T : 703-943-6298
wendy.zajack@alcatel-lucent.com

Arista Media Contact
Amanda Jaramillo
Corporate Communications
Tel: (408) 547-5798
amanda@arista.com

Arista Investor Contact
Chuck Elliott
Product and Investor Advocacy
Tel: (408) 547-5549
chuck@arista.com

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