Media Coverage

2017

How Other Vendors Are Supplementing or Discounting SD-WAN

JAN 18, 2017

While there are plenty of providers of SD-WAN solutions out there today, some suppliers have positioned themselves to provide complementary or alternative solutions.

Lessons on Leadership

JAN 17, 2017

The stereotypical CEO is wrapped in familiar packaging. A corner office. A lengthy resume littered with decades of experience. And their last name on the front door.

API growth forcing vendors to take notice or risk losing out

JAN 16, 2017

The API is fast becoming a must-have in modern networking. But API growth is forcing vendors to rethink how they want their devices to be configured and managed.

2016

Enabling DevOps Functionality for Network Engineers

DEC 21,  2016

How well the Dev and Ops teams communicate is critical. In what seems like the Wild West of networking, is it possible for network engineers to take back control?

Effective Orchestration and Automation for the New Network Reality

DEC 20, 2016

Traditional network engineers have been managing configurations in ways that are no longer feasible in light of rapid changes to hardware and software.

Detaingling the Network Orchestration Knot

NOV 9, 2016

The performance of today’s critical apps leaves no room for error, failure or downtime. But when enterprises try to standardize deployed hardware, the situation can become untenable.

Glue Networks Demos Orchestration for the Multi-Vendor Data Center

OCT 25, 2016

Glue Networks this week at the Open Networking User Group event in New York is demonstrating how its Gluware orchestration platform can configure switches in a multi-vendor data center environment and allow for the seamless migration from physical appliances to virtual network functions.

Creating a Customized Automated Orchestration Strategy

SEPT 23, 2016

In light of rapid changes to hardware and software, the standard way of managing configurations through hop-by-hop or router-to-router management is no longer feasible.

A Five-Fold Path Toward Network Orchestration and Automation

SEPT 23, 2016

Network operators today have a tremendous challenge on their hands. Wide area networks (WAN) have become extremely complex, and operators must work within “brownfield” environments comprising both old and new equipment. And the staggering array of network equipment in large enterprises doesn’t help matters.

SDN: The Network Piece of the SDDC

SEPT 12, 2016

Much is being said and written about the software defined network (SDN), but the reality is that it is only a stepping stone to the larger prize that is the software defined data center (SDDC). As part of a larger whole, then, SDN deployments should focus not just on the virtualization and automation of the network but its integration into the wider data ecosystem.

Best Practices for Modeling and Managing Today’s Network – Part 2

AUG 23, 2016

What is needed to create a next-generation network management tool? Nothing less than the development of a sophisticated network-aware orchestration engine that is able to detect any interdependencies, resolve them and deploy network policies automatically over the network.

Best Practices for Modeling and Managing Today’s Network – Part 1

AUG 22, 2016

The challenge today for network operations (NetOps) is how to maintain and evolve the network while demand for network services continues to grow. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises to make the network more agile and adaptable. Various solutions exist, yet most are missing a layer to orchestrate new features and policies in a standardized, automated and replicable manner while providing sufficient customization to meet enterprise-level requirements.

Network Modeling and Management to Meet Today’s Application Demands

AUG 15, 2016

Today’s applications strain organizations’ networks with their constantly changing bandwidth and latency requirements. Nowhere is this truer than for wide area networks (“WANs”) that: (a) are geographically diverse; (b) use many technologies from a variety of service providers; and (c) are stressed by increasing use of video and cloud application services.

Glue Networks Enables Orchestration of Multi-vendor Infrastructures

JUL 14, 2016

Officials with Glue Networks want to make it easier for organizations to orchestrate and automate their existing network infrastructures, which tend to be multi-vendor and are becoming increasingly complex.

Software-Defined Networks Just Want to Get Along

JUL 13, 2016

Software-defined networks (SDNs), an approach that allows networks to be controlled more methodically and with more agility than before, represent a huge change for carriers, service providers and the organizations that they serve.

Glue Networks Updates Gluware Network Orchestration Software

JUL 13, 2016

A primary barrier to using complex networks, Glue says in its announcement, is that businesses that have multiple parts to their networks, on premise and in the cloud, must find a way to organize all those structure so they work well together. It concedes that traditional network management methods often require manual intervention, which can lead to errors and lost time. Glue developed its Gluware to use software to define how all company hardware will act and interact.

Glue Networks Wants To Be the Orchestration Platform for the Networked World

Jul 13, 2016

Glue Networks used the Cisco Live conference in Las Vegas this week to announce what CEO Jeff Gray describes as the “first multi-vendor software defined network orchestration platform focused on end-to-end automation, all the way from the data center across the WAN as well as the LAN.”

Glue Networks Upgrades SDN Orchestration Platform

JUL 12, 2016

Glue Networks upgraded its software-defined networking (SDN) orchestration platform, designed for organizations wishing to automate entire, existing multi-vendor networking architectures, from the datacenter to the LAN to the WAN.

Glue provides SD automation for more network appliances

JUL 11, 2016

Glue Networks has added support for more than a dozen network products in its orchestration engine. The Gluware engine provides greater SD automation.

Gluware Aims to Unify Networking

JUL 11, 2016

One of the more vexing challenges facing IT organizations today is the proliferation of both physical and virtual networks. All those additional networks do wonders for connectivity. But from a complexity perspective, they often make the IT organization less agile.

Software Is Eating The Network, Through SDNO

JUL 11, 2016

Back in 2011, Marc Andressen famously made the statement “software is eating the world.” The network is now on software’s plate. We are seeing software-defined networking and software-defined storage starting to come into the mainstream, joining software-defined servers—or what has traditionally been called “virtualization.” As infrastructure starts to become more amorphous as to virtualized software layers to help drive agility, managing all of the devices underneath becomes even more difficult.

Glue Networks Extends Orchestration Reach

MAY 11, 2016

At the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Spring 2016 conference today, Glue Networks announced that it is making a development kit available through which IT organizations can extend its network orchestration software across networking equipment from multiple vendors.

ONUG Launches Open IT Framework Initiatives

MAY 11, 2016

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is kicking off a set of industry initiatives focused on open IT frameworks and software-defined infrastructure.

A New Method for Today’s Network Infrastructure

APR 26, 2016

Network infrastructure today is under increasing pressure from the shifting bandwidth and latency requirements of modern applications. Wide area networks (“WANs”) in particular must address this demand, especially when they use many technologies from a variety of providers, are distributed geographically and suffer strain from the ever-expanding popularity of video and cloud application services. That’s why hybrid WAN architectures with advanced application-level traffic routing are an attractive option; they marry the cost savings of broadband/Internet connectivity for non-critical traffic with the reliability of private lines for critical business applications.

A New Approach to Network Modeling and Management

MAR 28, 2016

Today’s businesses are dependent on applications that demand ever-changing bandwidth and latency requirements from the underlying network. This is particularly true for wide area networks (“WANs”) that: (i) are geographically diverse; (ii) use a plethora of technologies from different services providers; and (iii) are under strain from increasing use of video and cloud application services. Hybrid WAN architectures with advanced application level traffic routing are of particular interest.

10 SDN Startups Driving Innovation

MAR 23, 2016

The world of software-defined networks is far from solidified. Unlike other enterprise-class networking technologies, SDN is expected to be highly compatible from vendor to vendor through open source architectures. This opens the door for agile startups to innovate inside the overall umbrella of software-defined solutions. So despite many of the large networking vendors driving the overall “big picture” when it comes to SDN concept, many small startups contribute in unique ways.

Intelligently Orchestrating SD-WAN

MAR 23, 2016

Legacy networks with monolithic and inflexible architectures are failing to meet the current and future needs of enterprise organizations. The adoption of cloud services, business application-focused requirements and evolving security policies require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. The common approach of either manually performing necessary changes or simply replacing the complete device configuration, rebooting and hoping it will function creates unacceptable risks and potential network interruptions.

New Glue Networks Sales VP Looks to Expand Company’s Markets

MAR 21, 2016

Glue Networks, a Sacramento-based company with a unique take on software-defined networking, has announced the appointment of Alan Grahame as vice president of sales. Grahame, who has held senior sales positions at HP, Agilent, and most recently, Ixia, believes that Glue’s technology has matured to the point where it can be driven into new roles beyond its original one – sitting as software on top of a Cisco router.

How to Make the Transition to a Software Defined WAN

FEB 4, 2016

Software Defined WAN technology makes it possible to create a transparent, logical enterprise IP network across a mix of service provider technologies and add advanced features such as application-based traffic routing or custom security provisions to meet strict compliance requirements.

Beyond SD-WAN: Network-Aware Orchestration

FEB 26, 2016

It is becoming increasingly harder to maintain network reliability and consistent service levels across the organization. The adoption of cloud services, business application-focused requirements and evolving security policies require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes.

Will Software-Defined WAN Vendors Consolidate Or Be Consumed?

FEB 9, 2016

It is hard to have a software defined networking (SDN) conversation without discussing Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is the leading SDN use case for businesses breaking free from the chains of traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs) from the likes of Cisco Systems or Riverbed Technology. A WAN is a connection between two networks and an SD-WAN is an overlay on top to better manage that connection.

Software Defined Wide Area Network Market

JAN 11, 2016

The SD-WAN market size is estimated to grow from USD 4.66 billion in 2015 to USD 5.57 billion by 2020, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.64%. The SD-WAN market is driven by factors such as increasing need for mobility services, reducing OPEX and urge for simplified network architecture.

What to Consider When Planning a Software-Defined WAN Deployment

JAN 28, 2016

One of the biggest upheavals inside enterprise systems now involves networking. Old-school hardwiring is quickly being overtaken by new-generation, software-defined networks. For the vast number of enterprises of all sizes, this new world of software-defined networking (SDN) is attractive for a number of reasons—manageability and cost containment being chief among them.

Glue Networks Unveils Multi-vendor SD-WAN Automation

JAN 28, 2016

This much network cross-pollination may be a first in the WAN optimization business. With the recent hot trend around automation and converged data center systems, which feature increased functionality in smaller, tighter boxes, not much has followed suit in the wide-area network sector. Until now, that is.

2015

SD-WAN Comes to Forefront at ONUG Show

NOV 7, 2015

The growing SD-WAN movement received a lot of attention at this week’s Open Networking User Group show, with four vendors demonstrating proof-of-concepts that not only showcased their platforms, but also how they could work with other companies.

SD-WAN Takes Center Stage at ONUG Fall 2015 Event

NOV 7, 2015

A couple of years ago, I don’t think I’d ever heard the phrase “software-defined WAN.” Today, barely a day goes by in which a press release or trend pitch related to SD-WAN doesn’t land in my inbox.

Glue Networks and Others Show Off SD-WAN Systems at ONUG Fall 2015 Event

NOV 4, 2015

Glue Networks unveiled a multi-vendor software-defined WAN proof of concept this week at the Open Networking User Group Fall 2015 event. The SD-WAN design aims to provide orchestration across a variety of routers, switches, WAN optimization products and controllers.

Cisco Partners Prepare for Cisco Live

JUN 4, 2015

A growing Sacramento company launched a new version of its networking technology on Tuesday, saying it already has interest from big customers.
Glue Networks Inc. has global Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as customers for its Gluware 1.0, which is automated deployment of custom secure networks to branch offices. And even as it deployed its new Gluware 2.0 technology, it has customers lined up to use it, said CEO Jeff Gray.

Gluware 2.0: Breathing New Life Into Cisco WANs

JUN 2, 2015

Almost any business with remote locations or branch offices will have challenges with their Wide Area Network (WAN) portion of their corporate network, and the fast pace and changing landscape of today’s business makes it difficult to enforce consistency and security on remote locations.

SD-WAN Gaining Traction

JUN 4, 2015

IHS Infonetics survey finds that many enterprises plan to buy software-defined WAN technology with an eye on streamlining WAN operations.
Applying software-defined networking to the WAN is catching on in a big way in the enterprise, according to a new report from IHS. The market-research firm surveyed 150 North American businesses and found that 45% plan to spend more on SD-WAN over the next two years.

Gluware 2.0 offers central orchestration of SD-WAN

JUN 3, 2015

Glue Networks unveiled the 2.0 version of its Gluware SD-WAN orchestration platform. The new version revolves around two key features that were designed to simplify network and device provisioning, as well as take more control over the design of the WAN. “It’s really focused on a higher layer of the networking stack and really focused on orchestration and being able to bring about the concept of DevOps for enterprise network engineers,” said Jeff Gray, CEO of Glue Networks, in an interview with FierceEnterpriseCommunications.

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

JUN 2, 2015

The Wide Area Network (WAN) has been at the foundation of enterprise networks for decades: responsible Untitledfor 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.

Codifying the Network

JUN 2, 2015

With its SD WAN orchestration platform, Glue Networks aims to give DevOps functionality to network engineers.

Local Firm Already has Major Customers for New Version of its Network Technology

JUN 3, 2015

A growing Sacramento company launched a new version of its networking technology on Tuesday, saying it already has interest from big customers. Glue Networks Inc. has global Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as customers for its Gluware 1.0, which is automated deployment of custom secure networks to branch offices. And even as it deployed its new Gluware 2.0 technology, it has customers lined up to use it, said CEO Jeff Gray.

Gluware 2.0 Looks to Automate the SD-WAN

JUN 2, 2015

Glue Networks announced the latest version of its orchestration platform, Gluware 2.0, this morning. The focus of the new version will be on opening the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) to DevOps capabilities to heighten agility and control.

CEO Corner Series: Interview with Glue Networks CEO and Co-Founder, Jeff Gray

JUN 2, 2015

This featured interview with Glue Networks Co-Founder CEO, Jeff Gray, is a part of the ongoing ONUG CEO Corner Series.

Firms Fill New-Age Network Orchestration Gaps

JUN 2, 2015

New-age technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) promise all kinds of benefits — programmability, agility, lower cost and so on — but have a lot of moving parts that need to be tied together, which paves the way for the flurry of new orchestration solutions hitting the market.

What network technology is going to shake up your WAN?

MAR 5, 2015

Few areas of the enterprise are as ripe for change as the wide area network. And there are plenty of technologies – from hybrid WAN services and software defined networking to better management tools — lining up to push such a makeover closer to reality.

2014

SDN Tools Increase WAN Efficiency

DEC 1, 2014

Configuring, maintaining and changing WAN infrastructure can be a nightmare given the distributed nature of the beast and all the remote touch points, but emerging Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools promise to make these operations more efficient.

A Global Firm Dumps MPLS for Orchestrated Broadband WAN

NOV 11, 2014

When engineering firm MWH Global hit a wall where MPLS was too costly and inflexible for its growing worldwide network of remote offices, the firm turned to broadband WAN for regional connectivity using Cisco iWAN and Glue Networks orchestration technology.

SDN System Controls Hundreds of Cisco Routers; Saves Contractor Time, Money

JUN 23, 2014

The company enlisted start-up Glue Networks and its Gluware software-defined WAN product line to manage hundreds of Cisco routers connecting 160 branches across six continents. The Gluware intelligent orchestration engine supports WAN/teleworker router architectures including the Cisco ISR and ASR 1000 product lines.

Networking Disruption Continues

MAY 14, 2014

ONUG Selects Top Use Cases: Software-Defined WAN, Virtual Networks/Overlays and Network Services Virtualization.

Glue Networks “SARTA Targets Tech Workers with I-80 Jobs Billboard”

MAY 14, 2014

Just in case Bay Area technology workers don’t consider Sacramento as a home to technology companies, the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance is highlighting local tech hiring on a billboard. “Glue Networks has delivered an innovative solution to one of the hottest segments in networking. We’re proud of our Sacramento roots, market traction, initial seed funding from local angel investors, and need talented engineers and skilled staff to continue to fuel our momentum,” Glue Networks CEO Jeff Gray said.

Glue Networks Brings Orchestration to Cisco SDN WAN

MAY 14, 2014

SDN WAN was top of mind at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) where board members voted to make programmability in the wide area a top-priority use case, ahead of data center technologies like network overlays and service virtualization.

Communication Equipment Alert: Live From ONUG – New SDN Use Cases Emerging

MAY 12, 2014

Software-defined (SD) WAN is emerging as a leading use case for SDN.

Cisco: Citi Relates Talk of Commodity Switches at Meeting of Financial IT Types

MAY 12, 2014

Software-defined (SD) WAN is emerging as a leading use case for SDN, replacing the ~$3B enterprise edge routing market where Cisco holds ~85% share with commodity-based routers and a centralized controller. Companies focused on this market include vIPtela, Cloud Genix, and Glue Networks.

SDN: Beyond the Data Center

MAY 9, 2014

Glue appears to be playing a significant role in providing intelligent WAN orchestration for Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) SDN architecture.

ONUG 2014 Takeaways

MAY 8, 2014

Focus was on using a unified WAN control plane to replace MPLS connections with IP/VPNs and thereby enabling rapid service provisioning, unified security policy and lower costs by orchestrating capacity, leveraging the public internet and multiple carriers, and in some cases replacing expensive CPE. Viptela, CloudGenix and Glue Networks were identified as having early traction in these segments.

Demo Thursday: Glue Networks

FEB 27, 2014

Jeff Gray, cofounder and CEO for Glue Networks, joins Robb Boyd from TechWiseTV for a live demonstration of the Gluware intelligent orchestration engine, which is making the programmable Cisco network a reality. Jeff demonstrates how he uses his iPhone to provision new switches, policies, and other manual/error-prone activities. QoS, network automation, and other parameters plus iWAN and performance routing highlight Glue Networks’ elegant visual interface, using APIs from the Cisco APIC Enterprise Module.

Glue Networks: Cisco Systems Secret Weapon For WANs?

JAN 28, 2014

The networking market has been nothing, if not rigid, for the last 20 years. Now in the space of a few short quarters, it’s suddenly heating up with talk of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and now even Software Defined WANs.

Cisco Extends Application-centric Infrastructure (ACI)

JAN 28, 2014

Cisco Expands Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) to Unify Network Automation and Management across the Data Center and the Enterprise Network.

Glue Networks Raises $12.4 Million for SDN WAN Products

JAN 3, 2014

Software-defined networking (SDN) vendor Glue Networks has raised $12.4 million in additional capital from private investors to boost its product portfolio and marketing as the company steps up its ability to go after the SDN wide area networking (WAN) market.

2013

Glue Networks Raises $12.4 Million

DEC 18, 2013

Glue Networks Has Raised $12.4M From Private Investors Following A $4.5M Angel Round Announced In December Of 2010, Bringing The Company’s Total Funding To Date To $16.9M To Address Growing User Interest In Bringing Agility, Speed And Price Performance To The Branch Wide Area Network (WAN).

Glue Networks Raises $12.4 Million

DEC 18, 2013

Sacramento technology company Glue Networks Inc. has raised $12.4 million in growth funding to continue to spread its network technology around the world. The company will use that money to boost its workforce, CEO Jeff Gray told the Business Journal. He needs to hire about 30 people in the next year. Those hires include networking veterans, some software developers, some engineers and some sales staff.

Glue Networks to Deliver ONUG Conference Luncheon Keynote on Zero Touch Software-Defined WAN Deployment

DEC 18, 2013

CEO Jeff Gray will address real customer pain points and feature the time to market, programmability, and cost savings in a Gluware customer use case at the ONUG Conference on October 30, 2013 at JPMorgan Chase in New York. “Gluware is the first available cloud-based automation engine that provides zero touch deployment, extends intelligence outside the data center to the WAN, and unlocks Next Generation WAN (NGWAN) capabilities(,” said Jeff Gray, CEO and co-founder of Glue Networks. “Glue Networks had just broken cover when we attended ONUG Spring last February. Today we are engaged with global partners, have closed multi-million dollar sales, are deployed in dozens of sites around the world and have been designated a Gartner Cool Vendor for 2013.”

Startup Aims SDN Technology at Cisco WANs

APR 12, 2013

Network World – SDNs aren’t just for data center networks, despite the best-use-case-scenario arguments for network virtualization and flow management pervading the industry. SDNs can automate and manage WAN operations as well. Google is using OpenFlow to interconnect data center over a WAN. And startup Glue Networks is targeting Cisco’s installed base of WAN routers as a sweet spot for its SDN WAN offerings.

Things to Consider for Your SDN Strategy

APR 9, 2013

SDN expands the realm of possibilities for cloud networking and, per my earlier blog, there are many ways to address current and future network limitations. When considering an SDN solution, you should be clear on what problem you are trying to solve and over which period of time you will roll out your SDN solution. Since this is an emerging market and many players and solutions are first generation, you should also assess the level of risk you and your organization are willing to assume.

Glue Networks Featured on Channel 10 News

 MAY 2, 2013


Sacramento Channel 10 News features Sacramento start-up Glue Networks

Exploring the SDN WAN Use Case

FEB 25, 2013

While deploying SDN technology to improve data center operations gets a lot of attention, utilizing SDN to improve the quality of service in the private wide area network (WAN) is an application that can bring significant benefits to an organization. By providing lower cost and easy to deploy software solutions, SDN will expand the use of WAN optimization by enabling adoption by a wide range of large, midsize and small businesses.

Jeff Gray CEO of Glue Networks on Open Networking at ONUG

FEB, 2013

The networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry.

2012

John F. Kennedy University Honors World-Class Entrepreneurial Leaders

APR 20, 2012

John F. Kennedy University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) is honoring two leading California entrepreneurs that exemplify business entrepreneurship with a social conscience with the first annual John F. Kennedy University Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

2011

Glue Networks in Pact with Nexus IS to Resell gluware Cloud Services

NOV 1, 2011

The networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry.

Glue Networks Enters Partnership with Southern California Data Firm

OCT 31, 2011

Glue Networks, a locally based cloud networking company, has entered into a partnership with a Southern California company to distribute its services. The deal with Nexus IS Inc. greatly expands the local start-up’s marketing clout in the fast-growing information technology sector. Sacramento-based Glue allows customers to set up secure networks through the Internet as a less expensive alternative to building and maintaining their own private networks.

Cloud Company Glue Networks Makes Agreement with Nexus IS

OCT 31, 2011

The networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry.

Glue Networks is Looking for Business from Federal Agencies

JUN 16, 2011

A growing young Sacramento tech company hopes to use a new law to win business from federal agencies. Glue Networks Inc. made its pitch last week to federal technology officers at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The gathering was sponsored by Cisco Systems Inc. to introduce the heads of federal agencies to some of the technologies available for telecommuting.

Angels Swoop in, Invest $4.5M in Cloud Computing Firm

MAR 4, 2011

Glue Networks, a local firm specializing in cloud computing, has raised $4.5 million from investors to expand a business that promises to allow companies to set up sophisticated networks. About $1 million came from local investors — including the Sacramento Angels, which invests in early-stage companies in Northern California. The remainder came from a host of investors including the Sierra Angels, Sand Hill Angels, Harvard Angels, San Joaquin Angels and the Keiretsu Forum of the Bay Area.

What You Need to Know

MAR 4, 2011

Glue Networks, an enterprise-grade cloud networking service provider aiming to solve problems arising from an increasingly stay-at-home workforce, closed a $4.5 million Series A round of funding led by Keiretsu Forum, San Joaquin Angels, Sierra Angels, Sacramento Angels, Sand Hill Angels,and Harvard Angels.