Apstra Blog

Topic: Data Center Automation

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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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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