Apstra Blog

Topic: Network Configuration

Rapidly Build and Operate Physical and Overlay Networks

Josh Saul | Posted Dec 14, 2017

Apstra has a webinar that helps answer a lot of questions around how we are able to dramatically decrease time to market for new data center deployments. As part of the webinar, I will be providing a scenario and showing how AOS® 2.0 automates the design and operations of...

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Intent-Based Networking Part 3: Examples of Closed-loop Telemetry

Feng Meng | Posted Sep 19, 2017

This is the second blog in a three-part series on “Examples of Intent-Based Networking”.

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Intent-Based Networking Part 2: Examples of Rendered Configuration

Feng Meng | Posted Sep 15, 2017

This is the second blog in a three-part series on “Examples of Intent-Based Networking”.

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Intent-Based Networking Examples: Part 1 - Intent

Feng Meng | Posted Sep 06, 2017

This is the first blog in a three-part series on “Examples of Intent-Based Networking”.

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Network Monitoring: Moving Beyond Box-by-Box and Packet-by-Packet

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 24, 2016

There is a big difference between monitoring a box versus monitoring a complex system.Boxes are relatively easy to instrument using simple telemetry; logs and streaming metrics. Telemetry is monitored and problems are detected, which engineers then fix.Applications and other...

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Apstra Defines the “Self-Operating Network™”

Mansour Karam | Posted Nov 03, 2016

There has been a lot of well justified press and discussion lately about the rapidly advancing concepts and delivery of self-driving cars. This week, somewhat prophetically, a delivery was made by the first self-driving truck — and it, of course, was a beer delivery. The...

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Eliminate the ‘Effective Manual Tax Rate’

Mansour Karam | Posted Oct 24, 2016
The $48B spend on network operations For every $1 spent on network equipment, up to $3 are spent on operating this equipment over its lifetime. Considering that enterprises are expected to spend $16B on data center Ethernet switches in 2019, the network operations spend is...
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Lessons from the Blue Angels: Continuous Testing and Improvement

Mansour Karam | Posted Oct 07, 2016

As I was flying back from Japan recently coming in on final approach into San Francisco you could see the Blue Angels leaving trails of smoke and practicing for their upcoming air show as part of Fleet Week 2016, an annual San Francisco tradition. It is rather wonderful that...

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