Menlo Park, CA, March 5, 2019 — Apstra, the Intent-Based Data Center Automation company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Apstra to its 2019 Data Center 50 list which includes leaders such as Dell EMC, Microsoft (MSFT), and VMware (VMW). This annual list identifies technology suppliers that offer the right solutions to empower businesses and solution providers to ensure data centers run with maximum performance and efficiency.

Apstra Intent-Based Data Center Automation for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice.

The Data Center 50 list shines a light on key technology suppliers powering, supporting, and protecting today’s complex data centers. This leads to it being a trusted resource for solution providers searching for best-in-class data center infrastructure, data center management tools, software-defined data center technology, and data center services. To select the list, CRN editors carefully consider multiple criteria including each company’s overall impact on the market, it’s influence on the channel, and the types of technology and services it makes available to its partners.

“CRN’s Data Center 50 list recognizes the top technology suppliers that enable their partners by delivering innovative data center offerings with greater customization, optimization, and security,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “These companies each have specialized strengths and deliver services for solution providers that are vital to the evolution of the infrastructure marketplace.”

“We are humbled to be recognized as part of the exclusive CRN Data Center 50 list and owe tremendous gratitude to our partners around the globe who are deploying Apstra Intent-Based Data Center Automation to empower today’s evolving data centers,” said Michael Wood, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Product. “This award reiterates the growing momentum our partners are experiencing as they drive increased value for the enterprises they serve by providing reliable, agile, vendor-agnostic Intent-Based Data Centers that are automated, cloudified, and less expensive.”

The Data Center 50 list will be featured online at www.crn.com/datacenter50.

About Apstra
Apstra® Intent-Based Data Center Automation increases application availability and reliability, simplifies deployment and operations, and dramatically reduces costs for Enterprise, Cloud Service Provider, and Telco data centers. Apstra empowers Intent-Based Data Centers through its pioneering Intent-Based Networking, distributed system architecture, and vendor-agnostic overlay. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded, Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner. For more information visit: japan.apstra.com or follow us on twitter @ApstraInc.

About The Channel Company
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