by Mike Wheatley, SiliconAngle Senior Staff Writer
Network automation firm Gluware Inc. has filled up its war chest, securing $43 million in growth funding today led by Bain Capital, with participation from Acadia Woods Partners and existing investors.
Gluware has created what it calls an “intelligent network automation” platform that helps information technology teams manage network infrastructure through a single console. It serves to simplify day-to-day maintenance tasks such as configuring network switches and applying security patches.
Importantly, Gluware’s platform is compatible with both traditional, application programming interface-driven and cloud-native networks. Last year, the company announced a major new release, extending its automation capabilities to public cloud platforms Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud via the open-source Terraform technology that’s used to manage cloud infrastructure. Through that, Gluware can configure cloud network resources with the same precision as they can customize on-premises gear.
Gluware also supports the EVPN-VXLAN standard, enabling it to manage networks comprised of hardware from multiple suppliers.
With Gluware, companies gain a higher level of visibility that enables them to squeeze more performance out of their networks and reduce the risk of outages. In addition, it also helps companies to maintain a strong security posture while easing compliance audits.
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