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Topic: Single Source Of Truth

Device OS Upgrades: Let’s Make This Simple

Josh Saul | Posted Jul 09, 2019

This is the second part of a blog series on using AOS to easily operate your data network.  Click here to read part one.

Last time, we were talking about how we can use AOS to gracefully drain traffic off network devices in order to perform maintenance with a "Software-First"...

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Network Maintenance Mode: Improving Your Network and Improving Your Life

Josh Saul | Posted Jul 03, 2019

If you’ve ever worked in network operations, you undoubtedly have a few crazy stories about network outages and the unusual hours you had to work to resolve them. Outages never seem to happen at 10AM on Monday when everyone is at their desk, freshly loaded with coffee. No,...

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Improving your security posture with "Software-First" Intent-Based Networking (Part 2)

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 18, 2019

Core components to improving your security posture through Intent-Based Networking include a single source of truth, continuous real-time validation and the ability to swap or upgrade devices quickly.  These components are not enough, though.

Audit, time machine, and...

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Improving your security posture with "Software-First" Intent-Based Networking (Part 1)

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 06, 2019

You may have read in the news about horrific security gaps that have the potential of bringing down whole infrastructures, leaking critical business and personal data, and exposing organizations to massive liability.

There is no question that improving organizations’ security...

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Eliminate Legacy. Forever.

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Apr 30, 2019

As we release AOS 3.0, it’s time for the industry to consider taking a hard look at legacy and its crippling effects. It’s also a fitting opportunity to propose a path forward that enables organizations to eliminate legacy forever.

Indeed, everyone hates legacy, when defined...

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Part 2: Micro-segmentation as a Composition Challenge — Intent, Enforcement and Change

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Feb 06, 2019

In a previous blog post, I covered some of the benefits of micro-segmentation and how Intent-Based Networking can help address the associated network implementation challenges.

In this blog post, I’ll cover some approaches to help reduce operational intricacies and how to...

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Part 1: Micro-segmentation as a Composition Challenge

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Jan 31, 2019

There have been many good articles recently written about micro-segmentation and the benefits derived. Almost all of them suggest strategies about how to approach the implementation as it is not a trivial task. Intent-Based Networking is well positioned to address these and...

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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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Intent-Based Analytics: What is it?

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Oct 03, 2017

In my previous blog on Intent-Based Networking (IBN) I tried to provide some clarity about our vision of what IBN is, and what it is not. We stressed the importance of automating each and every phase of a service lifecycle by leveraging a single source of truth. Arguably, the...

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