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“Apstra’s vendor-agnostic, intent-based distributed operating system has been designed to help customers reduce operational complexity in their data center network while benefiting from choice in multi-vendor network hardware.”
Brad Casemore, IDC


“Apstra’s solution brings a new approach to managing multi-vendor environments. Its intent-based approach can deliver operational simplicity across the lifecycle of the network by masking the complexity and bring a DevOps feel to network operations.”
Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research


“Apstra can reduce risks, accelerate time to revenue and remove much of the complexity. With each administrator now able to manage more devices, you’ll have the ability to redeploy IT staff onto projects that have been held back for lack of resources, allowing you to accelerate your business.”
Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy


“Operational agility in networking is a critical benefit for IT organizations and is a leading benefit for network automation, cited by 35% of the respondents in a recent ESG Research report. As IT organizations aspire to follow the network architectures of hyper-scale cloud operators, achieving agility at scale will become important.”
Dan Conde, Enterprise Strategy Group


“…David Cheriton has been a quiet force behind the scenes in Silicon Valley for decades, using his brains and bank account to fund vendors…. Now he wants the customers of those suppliers to feel free to shop elsewhere.”
Don Clark, Wall Street Journal


“If Apstra proves to be another exception to the general rule—and we obviously see the potential –it potentially could help these established vendors and the rest of the networking industry by virtue of moderating Public Cloud adoption.”
Paul Silverstein, Cowen


In the News

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January 24, 2017

Cumulus & Apstra Demo on Facebook’s Backpack & Wedge Switches



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November 5, 2016

5 ways enterprise networkers can – and can’t – be like webscale stars

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July 12, 2016

The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2016 (So Far)

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July 6, 2016

The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2016 (So Far)



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July 6, 2016

9 Tech Startups Blazing New Trails This Summer




June 22, 2016

Forbes- Patrick Moorhead



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June 22, 2016

Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle




June 22, 2016

Apstra comes out of stealth, solves the multi-vendor SDN challenge




June 22, 2016

Apstra OS Can Detect Data Center Problems



Press Releases

March 8, 2017

Apstra Announces First Universal ZTP Server


January 24, 2017

Apstra Demonstrates Integration of AOS with Wedge 100 at Facebook’s Disaggregate: Networking


October 18, 2016

Apstra to Integrate with TOR Network Switch Wedge 100


July 26, 2016

Apstra Announces General Availability of AOS to Automate the Data Center Network


June 22nd, 2016

Apstra Introduces the First Vendor- Agnostic, Intent-Driven Distributed Operating System to Automate the Data Center Network




Upcoming Events


March 8-9 | Santa Clara, CA

Apstra is proud to sponsor OCP U.S. SUMMIT 2017. Come meet the Apstra team at booth C31 and see a demo of the first and only Vendor-Agnostic Self-Operating Network™ for the Data Center. And of course pick up some cool Apstra bling!

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ONUG Spring 2017

April 25-26 | San Francisco, CA

Come meet the Apstra team and learn more about our game-changing Self-Operating Network™ for the data center at ONUG Spring 2017 in San Francisco.

Cisco Live 2017

June 25-29 | Las Vegas, NV

Come visit the Apstra both at Cisco Live 2017 in Las Vegas where we will be giving demos of our version 1.2 release and handing out cool bling.

Recent Events

Evolution Towards Autonomy: The Journey Towards Self Operating Networks

In this engaging discussion led by Doug Gourlay (@dgourlay) and Derick Winkworth (@cloudtoad) we explore the emerging skills gap in the networking community as well as methods to close that gap and enable a data center architecture that provides for scale, mobility, security, and simplicity of operations.

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AOS Version 1.1 Release Overview

Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 11:00am PST

Attend this in-depth webinar to learn about all the exciting new features and usability improvements in the latest release of the Apstra Operating System (AOS). Presented by Derick Winkworth (@cloudtoad).

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Facebook Disaggregate: Networking – Making Open Networking Easy to Build

Jeremy Schulman (@nwkautomaniac) of Apstra describes how networks made of a combination of open network devices and more traditional vendor equipment can coexist and easily be managed by a central software solution at the Facebook Disaggregate: Networking event in Silicon Valley on January 24, 2017.

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Cowen Group Fireside Chat: Interview with Mansour Karam and David Cheriton

Paul Silverstein, Senior Analyst with Cowen Group interviews Apstra co-founder and CEO, Mansour Karam and co-founder and Chief Scientist, David Cheriton about how Apstra is fundamentally changing data center networking in this wide-ranging podcast recorded on December 2, 2016

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Networking Field Day

November 17th, 2016
Silicon Valley

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What’s It Like To Run A Startup?

Apstra cofounder and Chief Scientist, David Cheriton, discusses the transition from hands-on care and feeding of individual devices to automation and how networkers’ skillsets, knowledge, and expertise will change.

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Network Architecture for Containers

In this joint webinar Apstra cofounder and CTO, Sasha Ratkovic and Cumulus Networks cofounder and CTO, JR Rivers discuss a proven network architecture that enables Web-Scale IT for enterprises.

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Learn About Apstra’s Intent-Driven Distributed Network Operating System

In this podcast Apstra cofounder and CTO Sasha Ratkovic explains how the Apstra Operating System (AOS) enables business intent to be translated into a vendor-agnostic network configuration.

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Building an Agile Data Center Network with AOS

Learn how the Apstra Operating System (AOS) will simplify your data center network and provide you with the control, visibility and choice to make your network an asset to your company.

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Marketing Contact | Mari Mineta Clapp