Apstra Blog

Topic: Data Center Automation

Intent-Based Analytics: True Value is in Day-2 Operations

Leah McLean | Posted Sep 24, 2018

Intent-based data center automation and the multi-cloud-like portability it enables will accelerate your organization’s digital transformation, improve speed-to-market and save you money doing it.

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Apstra Makes EVPN Easy — IBA, OPX and More

Jonathan Garzon | Posted Jun 05, 2018

I am delighted to introduce Apstra Operating System (AOS) 2.2, the latest release of our Intent-Based Networking software, which provides turnkey data center network operations.

AOS 2.2 delivers on a key set of features that our customers have requested, following through on...

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AOS Bridging Two Worlds

Jeremy Schulman | Posted Oct 24, 2017

Apstra recently launched AOS® 2.0 and introduced the Developer persona at Networking Field Day 16.  Why did we decide to focus on the Developer persona at a network engineering event?  Because if you are a network engineer considering a future in network automation, or you...

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The CIO’s Digital Transformation Starts With Transforming Network Operations

Mansour Karam | Posted Aug 10, 2017

This article is directed to you, CIO of an organization that made digital transformation your key initiative. My message to you is: you need to ensure your network infrastructure operations are transformed as a critical part of — and to support — this digital transformation....

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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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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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The Industry Embraces Intent-Based Networking

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 22, 2017

This is a really big week for Apstra — the CEO of the largest networking company in the world gave a ringing endorsement and stated that Intent-Based Networking is the future of Cisco and of the industry — it really cannot get much better than this! Chuck Robbins personally...

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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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The Commander’s Intent

Douglas Gourlay | Posted May 30, 2017
A young Lieutenant delivers an OPORD at Infantry Officer Basic Course 2-95

It was about twenty-five years ago when I was given my first copy of The Ranger Handbook (with every page laminated!) and was tasked with delivering an operations order for some squad-level patrol,...

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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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