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Use the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform with Oracle Cloud

Gilson Melo
Director of Product Management

The Nuage Networks from Nokia Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) is now supported with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can use the Nuage Networks VSP as a virtual overlay network platform for all your existing virtual and physical server and network resources. It provides secure Layer 2 and Layer 3 access, giving you connectivity from user applications into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Nuage Networks VSP is a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that provides data center and cloud network virtualization. It automatically provides connectivity between compute resources. Nuage Networks uses a quick Open vSwitch replacement on top of the bare metal servers within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to connect the Nuage Networks Virtual Routing and Switching (VRS) to the controller. Designed for large enterprises and service providers, it supports clouds of all sizes and architectures, from data center private clouds to large enterprise wide area networks (WANs) and some of the largest public clouds in the world.

This open SDN and SD-WAN platform helps you avoid vendor lock-in. After the VRS is connected to the control plane (VSC), and control plane and data plane (infrastructure) connectivity is established via an IPSec virtual private network (VPN) tunnel, the rest is defined within the cloud-based solution.


Nuage Networks VSP is for anyone who wants to seamlessly extend their on-premises services to the cloud. No matter the type of workload, you can now extend your environment and benefit from next-generation services, such as Autonomous Data Warehouse and Autonomous Transaction Processing.

As companies move toward multicloud deployments, Nuage Networks is unique in providing SDN across public and private clouds, on-premises data centers, and the WAN. Using Nuage Networks VSP on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enables companies to deploy and manage their workloads on private, hybrid, or Oracle public clouds. This joint solution provides significant advantages, including complete end-to-end policy management, micro-segmentation at both the subnet and network layers, L2/L3 VPN services, and application security within and between L3 domains, all while providing simple connectivity.

High-Level Workflow and Architecture

The following workflow shows how to deploy and configure VSC and VRS in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and connect to your network. The management plane remains in your facilities and it is not covered.

The following diagram provides a quick sample of Nuage Networks and infrastructure requirements.

For more information, see the Nuage Networks on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure white paper.

You can try Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with US$300 in free credits, or talk to your Oracle sales team about a proof of concept.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Ashutosh Wednesday, May 8, 2019
    Well explained , nice blog , thanks !!
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