Apstra Blog

Topic: Networking Equipment Lock In

5 Secrets Behind Apstra’s Intent-Based Networking Success

Dave Butler | Posted Jun 14, 2017

 Apstra pioneered the use of intent-based reasoning for network operators.  Now, intent-based-everything has become all the rage, with widespread analyst acclaim and lots of vendors jumping on the bandwagon.

Over the past 3+ years in the business, we think we’re getting the...

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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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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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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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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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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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“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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