SOURCE: Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc.

October 13, 2015 09:00 ET

GCI to Distribute Nuage Networks Technology

Expands Leading-Edge Portfolio to Help Channel Partners Deliver Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions to Enterprises

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - October 13, 2015) - Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) announced today it has signed a global master distributor agreement with Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (EURONEXT PARIS: ALU) and (NYSE: ALU) venture, to meet the growing demand for its software-defined networking (SDN) solutions around the world. GCI will offer the full Nuage Networks portfolio, which includes the Virtualized Services Platform (VSP), Virtualized Network Services (VNS) and Virtualized Services Assurance Platform (VSAP).

Nuage Networks’ SDN overlay helps large enterprises simplify network operations, deploy applications with more agility and adapt network services instantaneously to match rapidly changing IT demands in a secure multi-vendor cloud environment. It allows enterprises to maintain visibility and control within and across their data centers, extending to their remote locations.

The distribution agreement will connect Nuage Networks to GCI’s extensive base of channel partners with expertise in providing data center and cloud solutions on a global basis. Channel partners will also have access to GCI’s ProvisionPlus℠ global services offering, designed to aid them in deploying Nuage Networks’ solutions and to provide a fast enablement path to market.

“Our global distribution agreement with Nuage Networks further demonstrates our commitment to bringing leading-edge technologies to the channel,” said Jim Bradshaw, CEO and Chairman of the Board of GCI. “Nuage Networks’ technology is the industry’s premier SDN platform and, with access to this technology, our channel partners can now participate actively and meaningfully in a rapidly growing market.”

“Working with GCI to reach value-added resellers with expertise in data center and cloud technologies will make it easier for enterprises to procure Nuage Networks solutions,” said Charles Ferland, Vice President, Business Development, Nuage Networks. “GCI’s’ ProvisionPlus℠ services offering will both shorten the time to market for partners and optimize the Nuage Networks solution for end users around the world. This will allow them to take advantage of all our features and functionality the very day they implement it.”

About Global Convergence Inc.

Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel’s services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring innovative and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com.

About Nuage Networks

Nu-âhj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks brings a combination of technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based start-up has applied new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and highly programmable SDN solutions within and across the datacenter and out to the wide area network with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks, backed by Alcatel-Lucent’s (EURONEXT PARIS: ALU) and (NYSE: ALU) rapidly growing IPR&T division, has the pedigree to serve the needs of the world’s biggest clouds. The cloud has made promises -- the mission of Nuage Networks is to help you realize them.

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