Intent-Based Networking: A Next-Gen Vision for the Next-Gen Network
This in-depth white paper explains how service providers are capitalizing on Intent-Based Networking — a new and effective networking model that provides a way of abstracting an application, feature, network, or resource in such a way that the intent is exposed, but the implementation is hidden.
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.
The Apstra Operating System (AOS) Architecture Overview
Sasha Ratkovic, Apstra CTO explains the features and benefits of the Apstra Intent-based AOS architecture.
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.
Introducing Apstra AOS 2.0 for Virtual and Physical Workloads
In this webinar, Solutions Architect, Josh Saul covers new features in AOS 2.0 including support for VXLAN which enables the first integrated overlay and underlay, allowing you to run L2 apps on a scale-out L3 fabric. Josh discusses how AOS can help operators reduce time to delivery, cost and outages by 50%-90%.
Data Center Network Operations: Extensible Telemetry
Apstra Operating System (AOS) 1.2 marks a significant milestone for network operations. New operational tooling — out-of-the-box as well as user-created in Python — means network engineers will get more done while making fewer mistakes. Get an in-depth demonstration of the new capabilities in AOS 1.2 in this webinar created especially for Network Engineers.
Data Center Network Operations: Fragile to Agile
Derick Winkworth, Network Engineer at Apstra® discusses current and upcoming features in the Apstra Operating System™ that deliver a “command and control system” providing game-changing network service agility, uptime and dramatically improved infrastructure TCO.
Ansible and Apstra: Bridge the DevOps Network Divide
Damien Garros, Customer Enablement Engineer at Apstra and Andrius Benokraitis, Principal Product Manager for Ansible at Red Hat discover how Ansible and AOS together finally bridge the gap between networking and DevOps in a useful and meaningful way!
Intent-Based Networking System Demo
Apstra Solutions Architect Josh Saul 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.
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.
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.
Cowen and Company Equity Research Report
Cowen and Company provides their perspective on the business prospects for Apstra based on their analysis of the Apstra’s technology, performance and pedigree in this report titled “Apstra: Driving the Rise of Hyperscale IT”.
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.
Intent Washing with @CloudToad
Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad) returns to address an important subject that affects us all — “Intent Washing”. He calls out all the ways various companies are distorting the meaning of the term “Intent-Based Networking”. At Apstra, we don’t need actors or parrots or dragons, because we have the industry’s first and only vendor-agnostic, intent-based networking system.
NFD16: Intent-Based Networking Introduction with Sasha Ratkovic
Sasha Ratkovic, CTO and Founder of Apstra, spends this session cutting through the hype around intent-based networking. Sasha narrowly defines what Apstra means by intent. This isn’t simply a “correct” abstraction layer or a configuration management scheme. He outlines how intent is based on the outcome of automating the complete networking service lifecycle.
NetEvents Special Feature: Why We Need Intent-Based Self-Operating Networks
Alan Zeichick, Editorial Director of NetEvents, interviews Apstra founders Mansour Karam (CEO), Sasha Ratkovic (CTO) and David Cheriton (Chief Scientist) to discover the concept of a Self-Operating System™ and how the AOS™ intent-based networking system is helping companies work toward that goal.
Career Retrospective: David Cheriton – Presented by NetEvents
Alan Zeichick, Editorial Director of NetEvents, interviews David Cheriton to review his remarkable career as a professor, inventor, serial entrepreneur and investor at Stanford University, Google, VMware, Arista and Apstra.
Apstra Operating System Intent-based Networking System Explained
Is your data center networking speeding up your business, or holding it back? This brief explainer video shows how the Apstra Operating System, a vendor-agnostic, intent-based networking system with closed-loop telemetry can streamline your data center network operations while dramatically reducing CapEx.
AOS 1.2 Demonstration: Metamako Integration
This quick demonstration of an integration of Apstra Operating System with Metamako Metaconnect 16 system demonstrates the tremendous power of AOS’s extensible telemetry and its abstractions.
AOS 1.2 Feature Demonstration: Headroom
This is a quick demonstration by Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad) of the “Headroom” feature in AOS 1.2, which allows you to see how much bandwidth is available along the path between any two end points.
Time Travels with @CloudToad
Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad), Network Engineer, discusses the challenges that network engineers deal with every day, as well as the solutions they use to overcome them.
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.
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.
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.
PQ Show 120: Intent-Based Networking With Apstra
Today on the Priority Queue, intent-based networking. What is it? What’s it good for? What’s the technical reality? Is it like, “Alexa, make me a network” and then a network magically appears? Sort of. Sasha Ratkovic, Doug Gourlay and Derick Winkworth discuss intent-based networking with Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks of Packet Pushers.
Packet Pushers Show 303: Learn About Apstra’s Intent-Driven Distributed Network Operating System
The notion of network programmability is a key concept of SDN, but as usual, the devil is in the details. In this podcast we look at how their distributed network operating system, AOS, enables business intent to be translated into a vendor-agnostic network configuration.