Apstra Blog

Topic: Vendor Agnostic

The Dangers of Hardware Vendor Lock-in

Mansour Karam | Posted Apr 25, 2019

Hardware Vendor Lock-In: A Long and Messy Past

If you think about the beginnings of networking, hardware lock-in was the norm. The original IBM Token Ring, for example was a proprietary networking solution; and every new purchase order had to go to the same vendor if...

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Bloomberg Deploys Apstra

Mansour Karam | Posted Jan 09, 2019

Over the last five years, Bloomberg built a beautiful new and iconic European headquarters in the city of London that pushes the envelope in architectural design. The building won the prestigious Stirling Prize for design.

This building is also home to Bloomberg’s Television...

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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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Apstra, Dell EMC, Awnix Reduce TCO in Tier 1 Service Provider

Mansour Karam | Posted May 30, 2018

I am excited to share the first production Apstra AOS® deployment of OpenSwitch (OPX) in a US-based Tier 1 telecom service provider. This deployment delivers a highly automated network operations solution we’ve developed in collaboration with Dell EMC and Awnix. To deliver on...

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Intent-Based Networking Solves the Composition Challenge

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted May 16, 2018

In one of my favorite movies of all time, “Amadeus”, there is a scene about the conversation between Mozart and the Holy Roman Emperor, Joseph II, which took place just after the first performance of the opera “The Marriage Of Figaro”. During the course of conversation the...

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Apstra Demonstrates Open Networking — SONiC over Mellanox at OCP Summit

Mansour Karam | Posted Mar 20, 2018

Apstra® has been involved with the Open Compute Project (OCP) since we came out of stealth in 2016. We make infrastructure simple, empower network operators, and are customer-driven. We support the OCP mission to disaggregate networking hardware and software and create a...

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Yahoo Japan Deploys Apstra

Mansour Karam | Posted Mar 13, 2018

Solving customer problems is our top priority at Apstra®. We live and breathe our customers and customer success is a goal we’re extremely passionate about. Apstra has generated revenue globally since 2016, and while we have hundreds of nodes in production it is with excitement...

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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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Apstra Addresses Microsoft Azure Network Gray Failures

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Jan 24, 2018

Microsoft published a paper describing challenges in dealing with gray failures, which are defined as subtle underlying faults that frequently cause major availability breakdowns and performance anomalies. And they point out that “as cloud systems increase in scale and...

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