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The Apstra Operating System (AOS) Value Proposition

Mansour Karam, Apstra CEO shares how to build a private cloud that is as agile as the public cloud, and why the timing is right.

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The Apstra Operating System (AOS) Architecture Overview

Sasha Ratkovic, Apstra CTO explains the features and benefits of the Apstra Intent-based AOS architecture.

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The Apstra Operating System (AOS) and the Distributed Systems Challenge in Data Center Automation

David Cheriton, Apstra Chief Scientist shares the distributed systems challenge and how the AOS architecture can achieve industry-leading fine grain telemetry, availability and feature velocity.

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Apstra Operating System (AOS) Layer 3 Attached Servers

Apstra shares how to scale workloads across multiple hosts, fabrics and datacenter and gain flexibility for your Layer 3 Services.

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Apstra’s AOS: Distributed Network OS

Moor Insights and Strategy shares how a distributed network automation approach to the data center aligns your infrastructure with your business growth needs.

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Apstra Makes Multi-Vendor Software-Defined Networking a Reality

Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research shares how Apstra makes vendor-agnostic Software Defined Networking A Reality.

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Intent-Based Networking System Demo

Join Apstra Solutions Architect Josh Saul on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00 am PST as he demonstrates how the Apstra Operating System (AOS) decouples your network-service design intent and operations from error-prone and time-consuming vendor-specific, box-level workflows.

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Evolution Towards Autonomy: The Journey Towards Self Operating Networks

In this highly interactive discussion led by Doug Gourlay (@dgourlay) and Derick Winkworth (@cloudtoad) we explore the emerging skills gap in the networking community while 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

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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Network Architecture for Containers with Cumulus Networks

In this webinar Apstra CTO Sasha Ratkovic and Cumulus CTO JR Rivers discuss an enhanced network architecture in detail and demonstrate auto-deployment and orchestration of a network supporting the Docker platform.

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Building an Agile Data Center Network with AOS

See 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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Gartner Innovation Insight: Intent-Based Networking Systems

Gartner Innovation Insight: Intent-Based Networking Systems

This report authored by Andrew Lerner, Joe Skorupa and Sanjit Ganguli, 07 February 2017 states that “We believe a full IBNS implementation can reduce network infrastructure delivery times to the business leaders by 50% to 90%, while simultaneously reducing the number and duration of outages by at least 50%.”

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Report

Bank of America Industry Overview

This report titled “Cloud Infrastructure primer: technology headwinds become growth opportunities” Bank of America/Merrill Lynch state that they believe Apstra “could have a significant impact on the [network automation] space.

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Facebook Disaggregate: Networking

Jeremy Schulman 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. He goes through a demonstration of such a scenario, where machines of different types are provisioned and configured to work together and provide connectivity between the servers attached to each switch. Recorded on January 24, 2017.

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Networking Field Day

Jeremy Schulman and Derick Winkworth describe the Apstra Operating System (AOS), provide a live demonstration and then give a sneak peak of upcoming developments in this 8-part video series delivered at the Networking Field Day 13 event in Palo Alto, CA on November 17, 2016.

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The ONUG Great Debate: Two Roads to Open Networking

Dr. David Cheriton of Stanford and Apstra and Dr. Jennifer Rexford of Princeton discuss the approaches to open networking in the ONUG Great Debate recorded at the Fall 2016 ONUG meeting in New York City, New York on October 24, 2016.

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ONUG Proof of Concept: Multivendor ZTP Boot Process

Apstra Solutions Architect Josh Saul gives a detailed demonstration of a multivendor ZTP boot process using the Apstra Operating System (AOS) and aeon-ztps at ONUG Fall 2016.

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