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Apstra Announces Wedge 100 Integration at Facebook Disaggregate

Derick Winkworth | Posted Jan 24, 2017

Apstra is proud to have participated at Facebook’s exclusive Disaggregate event featuring unique and cutting edge innovations in the network engineering space. Jeremy Schulman, Head of Customer Enablement at Apstra was one of the presenters today. Modularization of both...

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Telemetry Lessons from Waze — The Self-Operating Network™

Mansour Karam | Posted Jan 17, 2017

The other day I was taking an Uber home from a dinner in San Francisco and as I got into the car the driver pulled up the Uber Partner Application on one phone to start my ride and then on the other phone he had mounted to the dashboard he added my destination in Waze. This...

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2017 Predictions and Punditry

Douglas Gourlay | Posted Jan 09, 2017
Over the past decade or more I have participated in the development of blogs around this time of year that attempt to capture what we think is going to happen in our industry in the forthcoming twelve months. In some ways it is actually easier to prognosticate 3-5 years than...
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Apstra Releases AOS Version 1.1

Jonathan Garzon | Posted Dec 19, 2016

I am excited to announce the latest release of The Apstra Operationg System (AOS), the industry first and only distributed operating system for the data center network. AOS 1.0, released this summer, was focused on the most modern data centers and private cloud environments...

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On Network Blindness

Derick Winkworth | Posted Dec 16, 2016

Apstra recently had the privilege of participating in the Networking Field Day (NFD) #13 event. This is a unique event in our industry and it’s one that we here, at Apstra, have been very much looking forward to. It’s only at NFD that network hardware and software companies...

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Public Cloud as a Black Hole: There are Choices before the Event Horizon

David Cheriton | Posted Dec 07, 2016

Public cloud is top of mind for many folks in the IT industry, particularly with the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent show in Las Vegas. People attending the event and reading news about it were given the impression that "everyone" is moving to the public cloud....

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SDN: What It Should Have Been

Douglas Gourlay | Posted Dec 01, 2016

For the last three months I have been having a pretty good time checking off bucket list items — I’ve learned to kiteboard in Cape Hatteras, biked the Normandy and Brittany coastlines while visiting WWII battlefield sites, rode Icelandic horses across a volcanic plain, and...

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Managing Multiple Network Technologies in the Data Center

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 28, 2016

Operating a data center network using switching products from multiple vendors is costly and often quite hard to do. Design, provisioning and operations of these products requires teams to be educated or certified in the technologies that each product requires. The cost of...

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Network Monitoring: Moving Beyond Box-by-Box and Packet-by-Packet

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 24, 2016

There is a big difference between monitoring a box versus monitoring a complex system.Boxes are relatively easy to instrument using simple telemetry; logs and streaming metrics. Telemetry is monitored and problems are detected, which engineers then fix.Applications and other...

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Why Intent-Based Network Monitoring Is Critical

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 17, 2016

Sometimes network failures can be detected in a straightforward manner. We monitor physical switches, routers, optical IDC equipment, their components and transmission media. We see CPU load, memory/buffer overflows, CRC errors, errors on the wire, etc. This direct monitoring...

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