Apstra Blog

Topic: Network Automation

AOS™ 2.0: Underlay - Overlay Integration for the Data Center

Mansour Karam | Posted Oct 03, 2017

The introduction of overlays in the early days of SDN enabled organizations to bridge the gap between the dynamic nature of their business policies and the static nature of their network. At the same time, overlays introduced significant challenges, which limited their...

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Intent-Based Analytics: What is it?

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Oct 03, 2017

In my previous blog on Intent-Based Networking (IBN) I tried to provide some clarity about our vision of what IBN is, and what it is not. We stressed the importance of automating each and every phase of a service lifecycle by leveraging a single source of truth. Arguably, the...

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Graph-Based Live Queries in AOS™

Maksim Kulkin | Posted Oct 02, 2017

In our product - AOS™ - we create and manage a model that represents a single source of truth regarding infrastructure, policies, constraints etc. This model is subject to constant change and we need to query it for various reasons, and we represent it as a graph. With the...

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The Dirty Truth about Intent Washing

Derick Winkworth | Posted Sep 28, 2017

Any new technology in Silicon Valley will go through a phase where defining precisely what it is can be difficult to do. New ideas need new words to describe them, to keep these ideas distinct in people’s minds. In spite of this, many people will not have heard about any...

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Intent-Based Networking: What is it?

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Sep 26, 2017

Introduction

Intent-based-networking (IBN) is the shiny new object in networking. Analysts and vendors alike are touting it as transformative to the data center and Cisco’s CEO said “Intent-Based Networking will redefine networking for the next 30 years”. Apstra pioneered...

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Networking Field Day 16 Summary

Derick Winkworth | Posted Sep 21, 2017

Network Field Day 16 was a good day for Apstra. Sasha Ratkovic, our CTO and cofounder, Damien Garros, Consulting Systems Engineer, and I all presented to a great group of people. This was our first opportunity to show the world what the Apstra Operating System (AOS™) looks...

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Apstra at NFD16

Jeremy Schulman | Posted Sep 06, 2017

 A year ago Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad) and I introduced Apstra and AOS version 1.0 at Network Field Day 13. Without a doubt it was an AOSome event! If you missed the show you can catch our videos here. Derick and I focused on the AOS data center application, and with it...

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VMWorld FUTURE:NET - 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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