Nokia Arm in Talks with Telcos on SDN Tech in Data Centres
timesinternet.in New Delhi: Nuage Networks, Finnish gear maker Nokia’s Softwaredefined Networking (SDN) arm backed by the rapidly growing IP/ Optical networks business, is in talks with Tier I India telecom operators for the deployment of SDN technology in data centres to serve needs of large enterprises, chief executive Sunil Khandekar told ET.
“The Software-defined Networking (SDN) market has reached a tipping point where it’s starting to go mainstream, which is why I’m here to meet some of these customers because we are seeing real traction,” Khandekar said.
“In the Indian market it’s just the beginning. We will start to see deployments this year. Certainly, some very strategic decisions will be made this year by both enterprises as well as the service providers,” he added.
Nokia has lately developed a strategy of serving non-telecom custo- mers, which are big enterprise customers. Nuage is helping Nokia to cater to the needs of these new customers, along with the existing telco customers. Nuage has a team with over 100 employees, and is hyper-focused on the R&D (research and development). Nokia provides sales, presales and post sales, along with integration services, training, certification and the global footprint. “Nokia sees Nuage as the gateway to the non-telco as the enterprise business,” he said. Telecom operators in India are currently in a process of transforming their traditional IP MPLS service offering to Software Defined Wide Area Network offering in response to cater to enterprise needs.
Nokia has lately developed a strategy of serving non-telecom customers, which are big enterprise customers