Nuage Networks VSP, with the emphasis on P for Platform provides many integration points for 3rd party network and security providers (a.o.) this way the customer can leverage the SDN platform and build end-to-end automated services in support of his/her application needs.
In general the networking piece of Docker, and arguably Docker itself, is still quite young so things move fast and will likely change over time. A lot of progress has been made via the SocketPlane acquisition last year and it’s subsequent pluggable model, but more about that later.
VSAP builds upon intellectual property from our parent company, Alcatel-Lucent (soon to be Nokia), using the 5620 Service Aware Manager as a base to combine knowledge of both the physical and virtual networks.
Application Designer is built for use by people with an understanding of application constructs that don’t necessarily need to understand, or care about, the underlying networking constructs, these are automatically abstracted by the Nuage platform.
Most environments are not homogeneous, typically you have multiple types of workloads and I believe this will only increase in the near future with the rise of containers, PaaS, VM’s, bare metal,…