Apstra Blog

Topic: Distributed Systems

Apstra and Cumulus Networks Share Leaf-Spine Architecture Strategies for Service Providers and Enterprises (Upcoming Webinar)

Leah McLean | Posted May 07, 2018

To remain competitive and primed for growth, your organization requires agile, efficient, flexible infrastructure that manages the ever-increasing complexity in the data center. If your business is looking to solutions that offer freedom of choice, automation and analytics...

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Humpty Dumpty and Disaggregation

Seth Lane | Posted Apr 17, 2018

They came for your servers twenty years ago and people thought it was a passing fad, said that it would never work. But they went ahead and swallowed most of them.Now they are back and they want your network switches. Who are they? The Disaggregators — and they will break up...

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Full Network Lifecycle Automation: So Easy Even a CIO Could Use It!

Seth Lane | Posted Jan 03, 2018

I’ve been around networking since the early 1990’s. My first router was a Cisco AGS running IOS 8.2(3) and had interface cables (appliques?) that sliced the back of your hands when installing them. I would use mainframe telnet emulation software to get to the CLI prompt and...

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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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Chasing Mavericks - Catching and Surfing Market Transitions

Douglas Gourlay | Posted Mar 21, 2017

I remember my first time surfing — Ken Hook took me out to Linda Mar in Pacifica, California early on a chilly Sunday. I bought a wetsuit, borrowed a 9’6” ‘soul board’ from Ken and proceeded to inhale enough water to fill a bathtub. I got pummeled on the swim out and turned...

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