Why Network Automation

Modernize Using Gluware's Intelligent Network Automation

Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking

Smarter. Faster. Simpler.

As large, modern networks increase in complexity, the corresponding maintenance and management of those networks means organizations must shift to network automation on a large scale. Insightful, intent-based software is critical to ensure that automating complex networks is accomplished with security, agility and care.
As your organization starts the journey toward software-driven network management—from solutions for basic network discovery and compliance to error-free policy management—Gluware is there every step of the way to help you:

Put Intelligent Network Automation to work for you.

  • Eliminate manual errors—automate rollouts
  • Implement and enforce policy standards
  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • Centrally manage all multi-vendor devices
  • Accelerate audits
  • Identify network changes
  • Patch multi-vendor devices at scale
  • Constant hi-res error checking and auto-remediation
  • Continuous delivery (Intent-Based/APIs)
  • Safe and predictable (model-driven)
  • Minimize downtime
  • Eliminate legacy NCCM costs

Network Automation Applications

Discovery

Discover and inventory your entire multi-vendor network—no matter what size or complexity with Device Manager

Device Manager

Discover and inventory your entire multi-vendor network—no matter what size or complexity with Device Manager
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OS Management

Keep your network up to date with code-free accuracy for OS upgrades and downgrades with OS Manager

OS Manager

Discover and inventory your entire multi-vendor network—no matter what size or complexity with Device Manager
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Change Detection

Detect network changes with hi-res snapshots and do audits on-demand or on-schedule with Config Drift & Audit

Config Drift & Audit

Detect network changes with hi-res snapshots and do audits on-demand or on-schedule with Config Drift & Audit
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Policy Creation

Automatically turn running configurations into automated policy at scale with Config Modeling

Config Modeling

Automatically turn running configurations into automated policy at scale with Config Modeling
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API Integration

Programmatic interface to seamlessly integrate Gluware network automation into your own platform with GluAPI

GluAPI

Programmatic interface to seamlessly integrate Gluware network automation into your own platform with GluAPI
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Gluware's Modern Intent-Based Approach

Network Automation diagram

Getting Started With Gluware

  • Create Users and Organizations (Multi-Tenant)

    Use Systems Settings for enterprise-grade user and workspace setup of projects including customizable, role-based-access control (RBAC), integrated LDAP and RADIUS support for interacting with existing infrastructure for fast and secure new user sign-on.

  • Customize Organizations with Features and Tools

    Customize Orgs and Sub Orgs with the specific tools and feature sets needed for each project or phase.

  • Configure Features

    Use the Model Editor and guided workflows with the Config Modeling app for existing networks to customize and configure the different features to your network.

  • Onboard Network Devices

    Device Manager leverages the platform vendor extensions to dynamically discover and interrogate device details to provide a realtime network inventory.

  • Preview / Provision / Sync Nodes​

    Before pushing changes to the network, the Provisioning Preview shows the user exactly what CLI will get generated to configure each node to the desired state. The provisioning engine provides detailed logs along with a CLI view to see exactly how Gluware interacts with the device. When provisioning, Gluware ensures each of the features managed is synchronized to the desired state along with validation to ensure the change is successful.​

  • Audit, Track and Configure Changes

    Using the Config Drift & Audit app, continually monitor the network to identify exactly what has changed. Use the Audit capability to check for compliance to internal, security and 3rd-party standards. Get notified about exactly which devices are out of policy. For all device configs, remediate with manual or scheduled provisioning to return them to the desired Config state.

Network Automation Platform Checklist

FEATURE
GLUWARE
Support for legacy network configuration and change management (NCCM)
Multi-domain – supporting automating the LAN, WAN, Data Center and more
Multi-user with LDAP integration and rights/roles management
Multi-tenant enabling management of many administratively separate networks
Ability to extend support to new, emerging virtual infrastructures leveraging SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
A platform that can help the IT organization adhere to corporate and government compliance policies, auditing standards and regulations
Ability to perform secure and reliable changes to the network, across multi-vendor network devices
Identifiable return on investment (ROI) to ensure alignment with the business needs
Ability to implement automation quickly, with limited training and onboarding time
An extensible platform which can grow and change with evolving business needs