Apstra Blog

Topic: Network Infrastructure

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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Prevent Network Outages and Gray Failures with Intent-Based Analytics

Josh Saul | Posted Feb 09, 2018

We recently released version 2.1 of our AOS network application, and it includes a new set of features called Intent-Based Analytics. IBA is included in AOS and can be used by all customers immediately. These analytic capabilities have been part of AOS since the first release,...

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Pushing the State-of-the-Art with Intent-Based Analytics

Mansour Karam | Posted Jan 24, 2018

At Apstra, we have declared war against the complexities and inefficiencies that plague data center network operations today, preventing organizations from delivering on their digital transformation goals. We set ourselves a core mission, which is to deliver on the vision of...

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The Fallacy of the Network Greenfield Versus Brownfield Conundrum

Mansour Karam | Posted Jan 09, 2018

I was a panelist at the ONUG conference in New York, where we discussed the impact of automation and machine learning on IT jobs. It was a great conversation, which I enjoyed thoroughly. The debate of greenfield versus brownfield came up a few times in the conversation, and I...

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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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Looking Forward to 2018

Mansour Karam | Posted Dec 20, 2017

As this year comes to an end, we want to thank our customers and partners for joining us on this amazing journey, share a retrospective of Apstra’s 2017, and make some predictions for 2018.

 

2017 - The industry embraces Intent-Based Networking and AOS runs large production...

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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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Delivering on the Apstra Mission with AOS 1.2

Mansour Karam | Posted May 02, 2017

Delivering on the vision of a Self-Operating Network™ is the core mission of Apstra. As we have made clear, this is not an easy challenge, but one that requires careful steps forward that address customer requirements. Today, we take a significant step forward in our...

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Gartner Cool Vendor and IBNS: The Journey to Autonomous Network Operations

Mansour Karam | Posted Apr 24, 2017

It’s been an exciting few months at Apstra! Among everything else going on, we have earned recognition from industry analyst Gartner. First, Apstra Operating System™ (AOS) was profiled in Gartner’s Innovation Insight Report: Intent-Based Networking Systems (IBNS) , as the...

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