Apstra Blog

Topic: Cli

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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Work/Life Balance for Network Engineers

Derick Winkworth | Posted Dec 21, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks about the work/life balance in the context of network engineering.  You can listen to this podcast here.

I think this topic is particularly relevant at this time of year when it is critical that data...

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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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Transition to Vendor-Agnostic Intent-Based Networking

David Cheriton | Posted Aug 04, 2017

The network is the critical platform that underpins all digital operation and transformation. However, for most companies, it is not operated as a system, but rather as a collection of devices that are manually configured to work together. In fact, 85% of network teams still...

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Network, Redux

Derick Winkworth | Posted Jul 30, 2016

Over the last couple of decades I’ve used or evaluated a lot of network related software tools. These included commercial products, open source projects, and language libraries. Ask any network engineer that’s been around for more than a few minutes and they would all agree:...

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