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Apstra’s VMworld US 2019 Experience

Rami Rammaha | Posted Sep 03, 2019
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Taking Software-First Intent Based Networking to the next level with AOS + NSX-T

Mansour Karam | Posted Aug 26, 2019

Today is an exciting day for Apstra and our customers, as we announce a significant expansion of our partnership with VMware, this time around VMWare NSX-T

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Don’t miss the latest innovations by Apstra at VMworld US 2019

Rami Rammaha | Posted Aug 23, 2019

VMworld US 2019 is a key event attended by IT professionals. Apstra is participating this year August 25th - 28th at booth 1469. We will be announcing some exciting news and hosting many of our partners and customers onsite.

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Device OS Upgrades: Let’s Make This Simple

Josh Saul | Posted Jul 09, 2019

This is the second part of a blog series on using AOS to easily operate your data network.  Click here to read part one.

Last time, we were talking about how we can use AOS to gracefully drain traffic off network devices in order to perform maintenance with a "Software-First"...

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Network Maintenance Mode: Improving Your Network and Improving Your Life

Josh Saul | Posted Jul 03, 2019

If you’ve ever worked in network operations, you undoubtedly have a few crazy stories about network outages and the unusual hours you had to work to resolve them. Outages never seem to happen at 10AM on Monday when everyone is at their desk, freshly loaded with coffee. No,...

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Improving your security posture with "Software-First" Intent-Based Networking (Part 2)

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 18, 2019

Core components to improving your security posture through Intent-Based Networking include a single source of truth, continuous real-time validation and the ability to swap or upgrade devices quickly.  These components are not enough, though.

Audit, time machine, and...

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Improving your security posture with "Software-First" Intent-Based Networking (Part 1)

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 06, 2019

You may have read in the news about horrific security gaps that have the potential of bringing down whole infrastructures, leaking critical business and personal data, and exposing organizations to massive liability.

There is no question that improving organizations’ security...

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Underlay Fabric Health Check for VMware vCenter

Raghavendra Rachamadugu | Posted May 28, 2019
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Avoiding Hardware Vendor Lock-in with “Software First” Intent-Based Networking

Mansour Karam | Posted May 07, 2019

So how to avoid hardware vendor lock-in? Enter Intent-Based Networking. Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking to free IT from vendor lock-in. How? It does this by using this three pronged approach:

1. Abstracting Away Hardware (and Offering Hardware Vendor Choice) Through...

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Eliminate Legacy. Forever.

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Apr 30, 2019

As we release AOS 3.0, it’s time for the industry to consider taking a hard look at legacy and its crippling effects. It’s also a fitting opportunity to propose a path forward that enables organizations to eliminate legacy forever.

Indeed, everyone hates legacy, when defined...

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