Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) start-up venture focused on SDN (software-defined networking) solutions, today announced that CTCC, the Cloud Computing Branch of China Telecom, has selected its SDN technology to help deliver secure, scalable, and self-serve public cloud services in China’s fast-growing cloud computing market.

As part of the world’s largest fixed-line telecommunications operator and the largest fixed network provider in mainland China, CTCC is one of the largest cloud computing service providers in the country, responsible for China Telecom’s comprehensive cloud services. To have the scalability and elasticity required to serve public cloud customers, CTCC is investing in virtualization technologies and, specifically, Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Services Platform (VSP). Nuage Networks was chosen to provide SDN capability that operates seamlessly in CTCC’s complex and geographically dispersed network infrastructure.

Nuage Networks will also address CTCC’s network security requirements, helping guard against the customer impact of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks by providing full network isolation in order to prevent attacks against a single customer impacting others.

With operators and enterprises requiring cloud services to offer their customers the highest level of responsiveness, CTCC needed its cloud infrastructure to be capable of creating a virtual machine for customers within minutes of a self-service request. Working with Nuage Networks’ VSP and the 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway platforms, CTCC can leverage virtual and non-virtualized network assets to establish customer policies throughout shared datacenter facilities supporting their cloud services.

To ensure availability and efficiency of cloud-based services over the scale of its public cloud project, CTCC must balance resource utilization with the high-availability needs of their customers. To overcome traffic bottlenecks, Nuage Networks’ Virtual Routing and Switching (VRS) module will substantially increase the efficiency of each network port to enable the support of more virtual machines per server.

“We are pleased that Nuage Networks has helped us to achieve scalability in our cloud infrastructure and improve the availability of the services. We can now offer our customers self-serve public cloud services in a more secure and dynamic way, giving them services that are tailored to meet their unique business requirements,” said Guang Xiaoming, the chief technology officer of CTCC.

Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks added: “We are excited to work with CTCC in support of their public cloud implementation. CTCC’s customers deserve instant access to public cloud services that are supported by a network that is capable of responding to their changing needs, and the full range of applications that they require and depend on to power their businesses.”

About NUAGE NETWORKS
Nu-ahj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks brings a unique combination of groundbreaking technologies and unmatched networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based start up has applied radically new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and high programmable SDN solutions with the security and availability required by business-critical environments.