MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software defined networking (SDN) solutions, today announced it is offering customers the ability to extend the benefits of automation and instantaneous network establishment across their entire geo-distributed datacenter infrastructure. For the significant installed base of non-virtualized ("bare metal") datacenter equipment, the Nuage solution provides a full range of alternatives that integrate those assets seamlessly into the pool of resources that can be leveraged to deliver applications for user groups as quickly and securely as they are needed. Today's CIOs and cloud service providers are looking to cloud architectures to deploy applications most rapidly while maintaining security and compliance. Technologies like SDN help them to make their datacenter network instantaneous and boundary-less. The Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) fully automates the datacenter network, creating secure "slices" for each user group or tenant while reducing provisioning time from days to seconds. Recognizing that large enterprises are in various stages of virtualizing datacenter and network assets and that cloud service providers are eager to connect managed hosting services to public clouds, Nuage Networks has enhanced its VSP offering to include a high performance gateway called the 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG). Working in concert with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform (VSP), the 7850 VSG provides an ideal alternative for companies with a significant investment in non-virtualized assets who want to leverage automation and control across their virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructures. It allows CIOs to establish policies to be instantiated and enforced across all of the company's assets, within and across private and shared datacenter facilities, regardless of whether the servers or appliances are virtualized. In this way, Nuage Networks removes yet another constraint for broad-based adoption of cloud services for large enterprises and cloud service providers who can now make their datacenter networks as responsive as applications and their users need them to be, all while extending a common policy framework across the breadth of their datacenter network assets.