Apstra Blog

Rapidly Build and Operate Physical and Overlay Networks

Josh Saul | Posted Dec 14, 2017

Apstra has an upcoming webinar that helps answer a lot of questions around how we are able to dramatically decrease time to market for new data center deployments. As part of the webinar, I will be providing a scenario and showing how AOS™ 2.0 automates the design and...

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Apstra AOS 2.0 for Custom Telemetry Applications

Josh Saul | Posted Dec 08, 2017

At ONUG Fall 2017, Apstra was invited to present an AOS™ Proof of Concept.  With just 10 minutes to present, we were invited to show off the major new developments in our 2.0 release that enable custom telemetry functions and visualizations.  I could talk about this stuff for...

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Mitigating Network Outages Caused by Human Error

Derick Winkworth | Posted Nov 30, 2017

A recurring theme we hear from our customers is how they want to reduce the kind of errors that come with manually configuring their networks using the device CLI.  From one device to the next, every command entered represents a potential outage.  Indeed, upwards of 80% of...

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Design Flexibility

Derick Winkworth | Posted Nov 14, 2017

Apstra Operating System (AOS™) offers a great deal of flexibility when designing a network. When using Apstra’s flagship L3 Clos app, or leveraging AOS’s unparalleled extensibility features, network designers have a great deal of power at their fingertips. AOS allows network...

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AOS Bridging Two Worlds

Jeremy Schulman | Posted Oct 24, 2017

Apstra recently launched AOS™ 2.0 and introduced the Developer persona at Networking Field Day 16.  Why did we decide to focus on the Developer persona at a network engineering event?  Because if you are a network engineer considering a future in network automation, or you...

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Apstra AOS 2.0 Intent-Based Networking is GA

Josh Saul | Posted Oct 16, 2017

Apstra AOS™ 2.0, the latest version of our groundbreaking product for managing networks based on intent is generally available today.  I’d like to provide some further information on what is included in this release.

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AOS™ 2.0: Underlay - Overlay Integration for the Data Center

Mansour Karam | Posted Oct 03, 2017

The introduction of overlays in the early days of SDN enabled organizations to bridge the gap between the dynamic nature of their business policies and the static nature of their network. At the same time, overlays introduced significant challenges, which limited their...

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Intent-Based Analytics: What is it?

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Oct 03, 2017

In my previous blog on Intent-Based Networking (IBN) I tried to provide some clarity about our vision of what IBN is, and what it is not. We stressed the importance of automating each and every phase of a service lifecycle by leveraging a single source of truth. Arguably, the...

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Graph-Based Live Queries in AOS™

Maksim Kulkin | Posted Oct 02, 2017

In our product - AOS™ - we create and manage a model that represents a single source of truth regarding infrastructure, policies, constraints etc. This model is subject to constant change and we need to query it for various reasons, and we represent it as a graph. With the...

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The Dirty Truth about Intent Washing

Derick Winkworth | Posted Sep 28, 2017

Any new technology in Silicon Valley will go through a phase where defining precisely what it is can be difficult to do. New ideas need new words to describe them, to keep these ideas distinct in people’s minds. In spite of this, many people will not have heard about any...

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