Apstra Blog

Topic: Network Api

Wine Tasting and Dreaming of Data Centers

Josh Saul | Posted Aug 15, 2017

The Eastern tip of Long Island is home to one of the United States' largest wine producing regions. For anyone who has explored the wine trail and the abundance of wonderful vineyards, you may have also noticed something equally wondrous to see. Once you pass the town of...

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Separating Intent from Implementation Details

Derick Winkworth | Posted Aug 01, 2017

CiscoLive 2017 in Las Vegas was a great event. I took full advantage of the opportunity to talk to fellow network geeks about different issues they were dealing with in their networks. One recurring question was “How do I define what failure is when monitoring redundancy?” In...

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Composition @scale with AOS 1.2

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted May 02, 2017

Apstra just released AOS 1.2 which is a major step towards delivering on the vision of an intent-based Self-Operating Network. The key features introduced in AOS 1.2 allow network operators and developers to leverage and hone in their programming skills. Whether you're a...

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Transition to a Self-Operating CLOS

Dave Butler | Posted Mar 28, 2017

This blog is about how to transform a 3-tier (core-distribution-access) network into a multi-vendor L3 CLOS using the Apstra Operating System (AOS). This can represent a big step forward for most enterprises with big benefits including complete lifecycle automation.

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Aeon-ZTPS: Bootstrap a Multi-Vendor Network

Jeremy Schulman | Posted Mar 07, 2017

Whether you have a data center, campus, or remote branch deployment, bootstrapping new equipment is not fun.  The job is very time consuming and highly error prone when done manually. People want a "human free" solution  commonly called zero-touch-provisioning.  The basic...

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Claw Back the Cost of Network Failure

Dave Butler | Posted Feb 03, 2017

The network is the underlying foundation of the data center. If that foundation becomes unstable, everything else, apps and all, are affected. The bummer is that most large data center networks are, in fact, unstable.Complex networks experience rapid entropy and require...

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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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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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