Apstra Blog

Topic: Apstras Vision

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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The Dangers of Hardware Vendor Lock-in

Mansour Karam | Posted Apr 25, 2019

Hardware Vendor Lock-In: A Long and Messy Past

If you think about the beginnings of networking, hardware lock-in was the norm. The original IBM Token Ring, for example was a proprietary networking solution; and every new purchase order had to go to the same vendor if...

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Building a Distributed Team

Mansour Karam | Posted Mar 26, 2019

I recently saw a post on Twitter that claimed something along the lines of “Remote work is mostly BS”, which inspired me to write this blog.

When we started Apstra, we stated an explicit goal to provide the ability for remote workers to join our team, and be productive,...

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Bloomberg Deploys Apstra

Mansour Karam | Posted Jan 09, 2019

Over the last five years, Bloomberg built a beautiful new and iconic European headquarters in the city of London that pushes the envelope in architectural design. The building won the prestigious Stirling Prize for design.

This building is also home to Bloomberg’s Television...

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Five Data Center Predictions for 2019

Michael Wood | Posted Jan 07, 2019

Data centers are evolving to keep up with the demands of business transformation. The future of the data center industry is changing and 2019 will bring significant advances to reliability, agility, simplicity, automation, and cost. From 5G networks to Edge compute to the...

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How the New Year Will Shape Up: 2019 Tech Predictions

Mansour Karam | Posted Dec 20, 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, I’d like to reflect back at the past 12 months and review last year’s predictions, as well as think about how 2019 will guide us.

A Retrospective Look at 2018

2018 was a significant year for Apstra. We grew our team size by 33 percent and our revenue...

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Apstra’s NFD19 Experience: Part 2

Carly Stoughton | Posted Dec 11, 2018

This blog is the second in part in a series recapping Apstra’s experience presenting at Networking Field Day 19.

I kicked off the technical presentations with a couple of whiteboards (big surprise). While Apstra has presented at NFD before, I firmly believe if we make...

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Apstra’s NFD19 Experience: Part 1

Carly Stoughton | Posted Nov 19, 2018

Networking Field Day is one of my personal favorite events to participate in. While I’ve never had the honor of acting as a delegate, I’ve had the pleasure of presenting a handful of times in my prior endeavors. One aspect I love about NFD is cutting through the marketing...

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Evolving to an Intent-Based Data Center

Michael Wood | Posted Nov 13, 2018

Burned out by the cumbersome, manual, repetitive, tactical toil to keep your Data Center running? You’re certainly not alone. Yet the digital transformation is impacting the business landscape faster than ever, and as Darwin observed more than two centuries ago, those who...

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The Apstra Values

Mansour Karam | Posted Oct 31, 2018

The Apstra values are critical to our high performance standards. One of the first documents we wrote when we started the company was our values document which we share with prospective candidates and every Apstrktr signs on the first day of employment.

The Apstra values...

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