Who will use AOS?
Network engineers and architects, network operators
Who else should care about AOS?
CIOs who want to build private clouds with networks that are simpler to manage and operate and want a choice of hardware.
How does AOS accomplish this?
AOS enables infrastructure teams to design, build, deploy, and operate infrastructure using an integrated solution purpose built to automate network services.
The user starts with specifying business intent. AOS then designs vendor-agnostic network infrastructures that satisfy intent, builds specific blueprints that pull in the appropriate resources, and allows infrastructure teams to deploy blueprints with a touch of a button.
AOS then collects rich telemetry at a high rate to validate in real time that the network is continuously ready for business.
What alternatives exist in the market?
There are currently some home-grown tools that attempt to automate specific use cases, separate configuration and state, and require a lot of integration work that doesn’t operationally scale.
There also some server infrastructure tools on that market that do not integrate configuration and telemetry in a continuous validation loop and that do not start with business-level intent.
What are AOS’s key differentiators?
AOS is intent-driven and integrates configuration and state, collects real-time telemetry and provides real-time continuous validation, and is vendor-agnostic, allowing the customer to leverage a combination of hardware to best suit their needs.