Gluware: The Missing Piece in the Enterprise Adoption of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

As VMWorld 2016 wraps up this week, it’s an interesting time to look at the move toward virtualization and, more specifically toward network functions virtualization (NFV). NFV has largely been driven by the carriers through the efforts of the ETSI ISG for NFV. The motivation for the carrier community is to drive network costs down by leveraging commercial off the shelf x86 compute platforms and running network functions (firewall, load balancer, router, EPC,..Etc.) in software….

Using Gluware Control to Simplify Performing a Network Device Swap

Changing a network device in a production network is a common task handled by IT operations. It commonly involves highly coordinated efforts from engineering and operations, as well as detailed change management scheduling, involving any businesses that could be effected by the change. Changing a network device will at minimum cause a service outages which can vary based on the nature and complexity of the change. Reasons for a device swap include: Upgrade for more…

Gluware (optional) Watchdog Agent provides independent monitoring of unauthorized changes, ensures connectivity and enables rollback

Gluware is a Software Defined Network Orchestration (SDNO) platform used to enable centralized control of the underlying network. One of the primary functions of an orchestration platform is flexible configuration management from the initial provisioning through ongoing lifecycle management. Orchestration platforms differ greatly from legacy systems that deploy a “load and pray” style where blocks of CLI are pushed down to one or more devices, instead, orchestration systems use intent-driven logic built around network engineering…

Packet Pushers, Show#276, Glue Networks, SD-WAN & Network Orchestration.

Wide Area Networks (WANs) are increasingly difficult to manage. The average enterprise network has assets in diverse locations, increasing scale and numerous unique devices. To add to that, most leverage many different transport options including MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, Frame-Relay, legacy T1/E1 circuits and cellular connections. Enterprises are looking at new technologies such as Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) to achieve agility and cost savings. As enterprises leverage this approach, they must choose between testing new vendors…

Glue Networks Welcomes Alan Grahame as Vice President of Sales

Grahame Brought Onboard for Multi-Disciplinary Background and Proven Record of Sales and People Growth Across Regions SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 8, 2016 – Glue Networks today announced that Alan Grahame has joined the company as its vice president of sales. In this role, he will lead the sales organization by strengthening sales teams while developing and driving new revenue streams both domestically and internationally. Grahame is a highly experienced and strategic global sales, support, product and…

Glue Networks Drives Momentum with New Features to its Gluware SD-WAN Orchestration Platform

Gluware Adds New Scalability, Security and Visibility Capabilites SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 – As demand for network services continues to grow, NetOps and DevOps teams are accelerating the transformation of legacy into high performance networks with the agility to adapt to changing business requirements. Glue Networks today announced the availability of significant enhancements on scalablity, security and visibility to its Gluware 2.0 platform. For more information, visit www.gluenetworks.com/solutions. Gluware now delivers new enterprise-centric feature…

What SD-WAN Means for Networking Management

Just a few years ago, enterprise network management was much simpler. Configuration changes were rare — most equipment was configured and left as-is. If any change was needed, long and strict change management procedures were required. Then, changes were executed in manual or semi-automated network configuration updates, sufficient to maintain reliability and consistent service levels across the organization. Fast-forward to today, and networks need to adapt to ensure user experience and maintain security of cloud-based applications. IT organizations…

Taking SD-WAN to the Next Level

A slew of rapid technology shifts driven by the explosion of cloud services has created tremendous business opportunities, yet many enterprises and large business networks can’t cope with these changes. Business application-focused requirements and evolving security policies require network operators to continually deploy configuration changes. The common approach of doing this – either manually, or using highly standardized configuration management databases, or simply replacing the complete device configuration, rebooting and hoping it will function –…

Join Glue at ONUG 2015

Please join us for an exciting demo of our new SD-WAN orchestration engine, Gluware 2.0 that continues to uphold the SD-WAN Working Group themes of Network Connectivity, Security, Application Services and Cloud Service Providers. Gluware Control will demonstrate its robust automation with ease, featuring deployment of complete IWAN infrastructures including modification of policies and configurations across a network from one central graphical user interface. Gluware Lab will also illustrate with ease, where engineers may create…

Software Defined Wide Area Network Orchestration: Take Control of your Network

The WAN: Then and Now The Wide Area Network (WAN) has been at the foundation of enterprise networks for decades: responsible for connecting people, applications and data across a large number of locations.  Traditionally, the WAN was relatively static and a “set it and forget it” configuration methodology was acceptable and effective. Management tools were simple and straightforward, yet limited. As an example, while studying for my Routing and Switching CCIE lab exam 15 years ago,…