Apstra Blog

Topic: Network Automation

Graph-Based Live Queries in AOS

Maksim Kulkin | Posted Oct 02, 2017

In our product - AOS®- we create and manage a model that represents a single source of truth regarding infrastructure, policies, constraints etc. This model is subject to constant change and we need to query it for various reasons, and we represent it as a graph. With the...

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The Dirty Truth about Intent Washing

Derick Winkworth | Posted Sep 28, 2017

Any new technology in Silicon Valley will go through a phase where defining precisely what it is can be difficult to do. New ideas need new words to describe them, to keep these ideas distinct in people’s minds. In spite of this, many people will not have heard about any...

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Intent-Based Networking: What is it?

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Sep 26, 2017

Introduction

Intent-based-networking (IBN) is the shiny new object in networking. Analysts and vendors alike are touting it as transformative to the data center and Cisco’s CEO said “Intent-Based Networking will redefine networking for the next 30 years”. Apstra pioneered...

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Networking Field Day 16 Summary

Derick Winkworth | Posted Sep 21, 2017

Network Field Day 16 was a good day for Apstra. Sasha Ratkovic, our CTO and cofounder, Damien Garros, Consulting Systems Engineer, and I all presented to a great group of people. This was our first opportunity to show the world what the Apstra Operating System (AOS®) looks...

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Apstra at NFD16

Jeremy Schulman | Posted Sep 06, 2017

 A year ago Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad) and I introduced Apstra and AOS® version 1.0 at Network Field Day 13. Without a doubt it was an AOSome event! If you missed the show you can catch our videos here. Derick and I focused on the AOS data center application, and with it...

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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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2017 Predictions and Punditry

Douglas Gourlay | Posted Jan 09, 2017
Over the past decade or more I have participated in the development of blogs around this time of year that attempt to capture what we think is going to happen in our industry in the forthcoming twelve months. In some ways it is actually easier to prognosticate 3-5 years than...
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The Journey to Awesome

Jeremy Schulman | Posted Sep 28, 2016
Back in 2013 Derick and I happened to be at the right place at the right time. We got a glimpse of the Awesome that transformed server sysadmins into what we now know as DevOps. I wrote a blog about the experience, and this quote still rings true:
"This post is going to talk...
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