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Glue Networks and Avi Networks unveil SDN updates

With Cisco Live fast approaching, many third-party vendors who rely on Cisco and its installed base for their own business are announcing products before and at the show. Two are start-ups Glue Networks, a developer of SDN software for Cisco router WANs, and Avi Networks, a maker of application delivery controller software.

Glue is rolling out Gluware 2.0, orchestration software for WANs that offers an automated, uniform yet customized method for rolling out features and policies. Gluware 2.0, which will be demonstrated at Cisco Live, is intended to provide a DevOps environment for WAN router configuration and deployment.

The software has two new features called Gluware Control and Gluware Lab. Gluware Control monitors device configurations in accordance with policy. It’s designed to enable network engineers to deploy best-practice and pre-built or customized configurations with verification, validation, lifecycle management and error messaging.

Once deployed, Gluware Control continues to monitor device configurations against the target policy for compliance.

These policy-based configurations can be defined by Gluware Lab. Gluware Lab enables network engineers to build new, customize existing, or use pre-defined best practice configurations. Customers can test and validate them in a controlled lab environment prior to deploying them, Glue says.

Gluware 2.0 will be generally available this summer. Glue’s products are on Cisco’s price list.

Avi Networks says it completed integration of its CADP cloud application delivery controller with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) SDN fabric. This integration is available in release 15.1 of CADP and includes a single point of integration between the Avi controller and the Cisco ACI APIC controller, Avi says.

Now that CADP can interoperate with APIC, policies written for the APIC controller to execute and enforce can reach down into the Avi CADP for application-specific delivery, security and load balancing. Avi says the Inline Analytics visibility and monitoring capability of CADP also complements ACI’s own integrated telemetry.

CADP 1.5 is available now.

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