Apstra Blog

Topic: Data Center Transformation

Gartner Cool Vendor and IBNS: The Journey to Autonomous Network Operations

Mansour Karam | Posted Apr 24, 2017

It’s been an exciting few months at Apstra! Among everything else going on, we have earned recognition from industry analyst Gartner. First, Apstra Operating System™ (AOS) was profiled in Gartner’s Innovation Insight Report: Intent-Based Networking Systems (IBNS) , as the...

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Thermostats, Self-Driving Cars, and Self-Operating Networks™

Mansour Karam | Posted Mar 14, 2017

Modern automation systems have two fundamental characteristics — they are Intent-Based and they are Closed-Loop. Yet it is only today, and with Apstra’s Intent-Based Self-Operating Network™ that these concepts are being introduced to network infrastructures!

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Bamboozled by the Cloud

David Cheriton | Posted Mar 01, 2017

A few months back, I took the outrageous (to some) position of comparing the public cloud to a black hole. I claimed it was like a black hole because it would suck all the IT capabilities and expertise out of your organization, and eventually suck in your business as well. Or...

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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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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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Apstra and Cumulus Deliver the Private Cloud

Derick Winkworth | Posted Oct 12, 2016

More and more organizations are starting to dip their toes into private cloud. But how do you build the underlying network?  There are a lot of new and exciting network options out there!  Let's find out how Apstra's AOS can help you build the foundation of your network with...

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“Hello World” from Apstra: The Time to Fix the Data Center Network is Now!

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 22, 2016

I have been in networking my entire career, first as an engineer, then as a business executive, and now as CEO of Apstra. In 2014, I started Apstra with Sasha Ratkovic, a thought leader in domain abstractions, and David Cheriton, with whom I had worked closely at Arista. We...

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