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Humpty Dumpty and Disaggregation

Seth Lane | Posted Apr 17, 2018

They came for your servers twenty years ago and people thought it was a passing fad, said that it would never work. But they went ahead and swallowed most of them.Now they are back and they want your network switches. Who are they? The Disaggregators — and they will break up...

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Apstra Demonstrates Open Networking — SONiC over Mellanox at OCP Summit

Mansour Karam | Posted Mar 20, 2018

Apstra® has been involved with the Open Compute Project (OCP) since we came out of stealth in 2016. We make infrastructure simple, empower network operators, and are customer-driven. We support the OCP mission to disaggregate networking hardware and software and create a...

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Yahoo Japan Deploys Apstra

Mansour Karam | Posted Mar 13, 2018

Solving customer problems is our top priority at Apstra®. We live and breathe our customers and customer success is a goal we’re extremely passionate about. Apstra has generated revenue globally since 2016, and while we have hundreds of nodes in production it is with...

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Intent-Based Networking and Security

Manish Sampat | Posted Feb 20, 2018

It is an exciting time in networking, and Apstra is leading innovation in the area of Intent-Based Networking. Apstra pioneered this concept and was the first to bring it to market with the Apstra Operating System (AOS). The reason behind this excitement is that businesses...

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Intent-Based Analytics: How can I use them Now?

Jeremy Schulman | Posted Feb 12, 2018

AOS 2.1 is now available, and you can take advantage of our new technology that gives you service aware active insight across your data center infrastructure.  At Apstra we call this new technology Intent-Based Analytics.   Last October, Sasha Ratkovic, our CTO, introduced...

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Prevent Network Outages and Gray Failures with Intent-Based Analytics

Josh Saul | Posted Feb 09, 2018

We recently released version 2.1 of our AOS network application, and it includes a new set of features called Intent-Based Analytics. IBA is included in AOS and can be used by all customers immediately. These analytic capabilities have been part of AOS since the first release,...

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Pushing the State-of-the-Art with Intent-Based Analytics

Mansour Karam | Posted Jan 24, 2018

At Apstra, we have declared war against the complexities and inefficiencies that plague data center network operations today, preventing organizations from delivering on their digital transformation goals. We set ourselves a core mission, which is to deliver on the vision of...

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Apstra Addresses Microsoft Azure Network Gray Failures

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Jan 24, 2018

Microsoft published a paper describing challenges in dealing with gray failures, which are defined as subtle underlying faults that frequently cause major availability breakdowns and performance anomalies. And they point out that “as cloud systems increase in scale and...

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The Fallacy of the Network Greenfield Versus Brownfield Conundrum

Mansour Karam | Posted Jan 09, 2018

I was a panelist at the ONUG conference in New York, where we discussed the impact of automation and machine learning on IT jobs. It was a great conversation, which I enjoyed thoroughly. The debate of greenfield versus brownfield came up a few times in the conversation, and I...

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Full Network Lifecycle Automation: So Easy Even a CIO Could Use It!

Seth Lane | Posted Jan 03, 2018

I’ve been around networking since the early 1990’s. My first router was a Cisco AGS running IOS 8.2(3) and had interface cables (appliques?) that sliced the back of your hands when installing them. I would use mainframe telnet emulation software to get to the CLI prompt and...

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