Glue Networks has upgraded Gluware, its software-defined-networking (SDN) platform designed for organizations looking to automate entire multi-vendor networking architectures. Gluware features a model driven control component and Gluware Lab, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that allows for the customization and the extension of of existing models. Using Gluware, organizations can rapidly move from concept to production using Gluware Lab to validate the network model, and then publish to production for use in Glueware Control for life cycle management.
The upgraded Gluware platform supports 13 packages from a variety of vendors, including A10 Networks load balancers, Cisco routers, Fortinet firewalls, and Cisco switches.
“With this enhancement, network engineers can automate their brownfield multi-vendor network architectures, while providing enterprises with unprecedented control, security and awareness of the network state,” the company said in a statement yesterday. “Gluware is now available in both cloud-based and on-premesis versions for large enterprises that require a behind-the-firewall implementation.”
The company also announced the release of the Community Edition for Gluware Lab. The enterprise-ready network development environment allows network engineers to discover new solution and expedite roll-outs by leveraging pre-built, multi-vendor solution packages for a number of use cases.
“SDN concepts have begun to transform the enterprise network but have done so by finding ways to use a relatively static and unchanging legacy physical network for data transport,” the company quoted 451 Research analyst Peter Christy as saying. “The approach has been somewhat successful in the datacenter but is more limited in campus and wide-area networks with more heterogeneity and complexity. Glue Networks has been a pioneer and market leader in the practical automation of the complete network including the ‘brownfield’ physical networks in use today by enterprises and service providers and by doing so is providing tools that finally enable the much needed orchestration and automation of the complete enterprise network from the SDN overlay down to the communication link.”
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