Apstra Blog

Topic: Self Operating Network

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 Networking Taxonomy

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Jul 31, 2018

Customers and partners, and recently investors ask the question “How is one Intent-Based Networking (IBN) offering different than the others?” And more often than not I hear answers that sound subjective, descriptive, and subject to interpretation. What is needed are...

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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...

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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 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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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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5 Secrets Behind Apstra’s Intent-Based Networking Success

Dave Butler | Posted Jun 14, 2017

Apstra pioneered the use of intent-based reasoning for network operators.  Now, intent-based-everything has become all the rage, with widespread analyst acclaim and lots of vendors jumping on the bandwagon.

Over the past 3+ years in the business, we think we’re getting the...

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The Commander’s Intent

Douglas Gourlay | Posted May 30, 2017
A young Lieutenant delivers an OPORD at Infantry Officer Basic Course 2-95

It was about twenty-five years ago when I was given my first copy of The Ranger Handbook (with every page laminated!) and was tasked with delivering an operations order for some squad-level patrol,...

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