Apstra Blog

Topic: Vendor Agnostic Networking

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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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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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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Ansible Automation Integrates with Apstra Intent-Based Networking

Derick Winkworth | Posted Apr 12, 2017

Things are moving quickly here at Apstra. We have so many cool things to announce in the next few months, and today we get to share a little bit about our integration work with Ansible 2.3. This update will be short, because we feel this integration effort deserves it’s own...

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On Network Blindness

Derick Winkworth | Posted Dec 16, 2016

Apstra recently had the privilege of participating in the Networking Field Day (NFD) #13 event. This is a unique event in our industry and it’s one that we here, at Apstra, have been very much looking forward to. It’s only at NFD that network hardware and software companies...

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Managing Multiple Network Technologies in the Data Center

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 28, 2016

Operating a data center network using switching products from multiple vendors is costly and often quite hard to do. Design, provisioning and operations of these products requires teams to be educated or certified in the technologies that each product requires. The cost of...

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Network, Redux

Derick Winkworth | Posted Jul 30, 2016

Over the last couple of decades I’ve used or evaluated a lot of network related software tools. These included commercial products, open source projects, and language libraries. Ask any network engineer that’s been around for more than a few minutes and they would all agree:...

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