Apstra Blog

Topic: Distributed Network

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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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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Eliminate the ‘Effective Manual Tax Rate’

Mansour Karam | Posted Oct 24, 2016

The $48B spend on network operations

For every $1 spent on network equipment, up to $3 are spent on operating this equipment over its lifetime. Considering that enterprises are expected to spend $16B on data center Ethernet switches in 2019, the network operations spend is...
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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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