Glue Networks Updates Gluware Network Orchestration Software
Glue Networks, developer of the network orchestration software Gluware, reported this week that is has updates that flagship platform for the benefit of its enterprise clients.
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. The latest updated to Gluware allows it to run on a business’s premise and in the cloud, and it provides updates for asset control and security of the entire network.
Jeff Gray, CEO and co-founder of Glue, commented on this development and what it means to the heads of businesses everywhere.
“While SDN is seen as a cost-saving mechanism by the C-suite, it also creates its own issues for engineers tasked with implementing it across a multi-vendor network landscape,” Gray began.
“We believe that we have created a solution that will enable the agility the C-suite is looking for while providing a key element to help network engineers orchestrate multi-vendor networks quickly and seamlessly,” he continued.
There is no hiding the fact that businesses are still shy about making the transition to SDN. Still, market analysis shows that their hesitation is waning, even in the face of the type of complexity that Gray mentioned in his latest statement. Businesses’ hesitation could even continue to disappear and then make its way into support for SDN so much that, by the year 2020, the globe could begin to witness a revolution in computing that uses software to control the majority of networks in commercial transactions and enterprise communications.
Gluware, first, wants to simplify all types of business networks. It means to tackle local and wide area networks (WANs) by making them easier to control and more secure in their daily tasks. Glue has partnered with various companies such Cisco, for its network switches; Fortinet and Palo Alto, for their firewalls; and Riverbed, for its WAN, to harness the best hardware and software on the market so that it can adapt to all network conditions, no matter the company it assists.
To date, Glue says its Gluware support 13 vendors and their networking packages. That figure should only increase as Glue’s network management application grows in popularity and potential customers begin to ask for support of the hardware they use most. Glue’s release of its Community Edition for Gluware Lab should also have a positive effect on that growth as that application allows the community to test its own hardware and applications that can work with the overarching Gluware environment.
Edited by Maurice Nagle