Telefonica to rely on Nokia’s SDN venture Nuage Networks

Telefonica Spain will be relying on Nokia’s software-defined networking (SDN) venture Nuage Networks to build a secure data center network infrastructure.
TelefonicaTelefonica has already deployed an SD-WAN infrastructure in 2017. Telefonica’s latest strategy is to extend that investment to include software-defined data centers (SDDC).

Nokia said the Nuage Networks Virtualized Networks Services (VCS) solution automates connectivity and network services across efficient datacenter fabrics powered by Nokia and Nuage Networks routers.

Nokia said this modernization of data centers will propel Telefonica  service offerings ranging from enterprise hosting and co-location to enterprise wide-area networks (WAN) and enterprise cloud infrastructure.

The Nuage Networks VCS solution allows Telefonica to accelerate the provisioning of new customers, applications and networks with cloud-scale efficiency. The solution automatically establishes networking configurations, with quality of service (QoS) and security policies.

Nokia said the Nuage Networks VCS solution, which is certified with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform, also enables zero-touch, policy-based network automation of applications running on any infrastructure, whether virtual machines, containers or bare-metal servers.

Nuage Networks will enable hybrid cloud seamless interconnection between Private DC, Telefonica SDDC and Public Clouds, where Telefonica’s customers require solutions to address the needs of cloud-based applications such as cloudbursting, optimizing latency, virtualized networking and routing services.

“Nuage Networks provided us with a highly scalable SDN architecture that could support all our services across all our regions without disruption,” Joaquin Mata, director of operations, network and IT at Telefonica Spain.