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Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

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.

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Mansour Karam - CEO at Apstra

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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Sasha Ratkovic - CTO of Apstra

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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David Cheriton - Chief Scientist at Apstra

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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Sean Hafeez - Sales Director at Apstra

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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Josh Saul - Solutions Architect at Apstra

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%.

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Derick Winkworth - Network Engineer at Apstra

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.

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Derick Winkworth - Network Engineer at Apstra

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.

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Damien Garros - Customer Enablement Specialist at Apstra

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!

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Josh Saul - Solutions Architect at Apstra

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.

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Doug Gourlay

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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Jeremy Schulman - Head of Customer Enablement at Apstra

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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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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Cowen Group

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”.

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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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Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad)

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.

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Sasha Ratkovic - Founder and CTO at Apstra

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.

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Mansour Karam - Co-founder and CEO at Apstra

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.

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David Cheriton - Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Apstra

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.

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Apstra - Intent-Based Networking System

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.

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Jeremy Schulman - Head of Customer Enablement

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.

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Derick Winkworth - Network Engineer at Apstra

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.

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Derick Winkworth - Network Engineer at Apstra

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.

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Jeremy Schulman - Head of Customer Enablement at Apstra

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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Derick Winkworth - Network Engineer at Apstra

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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David Cheriton - Chief Scientist at Apstra

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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Josh Saul - Solutions Architect at Apstra

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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Packet Pushers Podcast with Sasha Ratkovic

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.

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Gartner Innovation Insight: Intent-Based Networking Systems

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.

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David Cheriton podcast with Cowen Group

Cowen Group Fireside Chat

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.

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