|[October 03, 2017]
Apstra Announces First Vendor-Agnostic Intent-Based Networking Support for Integrated Physical and Virtual Networks and VXLAN
Apstra® Inc. announced today AOS™
2.0 which brings together for the first time vendor-agnostic
autonomous operations of an integrated underlay and overlay network
infrastructure. This latest release includes automation of the entire
lifecycle of VXLAN-based Layer 2 network services within and across
racks. AOS 2.0 accelerates the process of migrating from legacy L2 data
center infrastructures to modern Leaf-Spine infrastructures with fully
automated and integrated L3 underlay and L2 overlay.
Support for L2 services across racks ensures that legacy applications
work without any modifications, and support of the VXLAN protocol across
various vendors provides choice in hardware. AOS 2.0 is
enterprise-class and incorporates Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in
addition to HTTPS and headless operations, and will ship in October 2017.
AOS 2.0 provides the flexibility and agility network operators require
for secure workloads and a bridge to an exciting, affordable, low risk
enterprise-ready network for Service
Provider, SaaS (News - Alert) and Enterprise customers.
"Our vision at Apstra is broad and deep and we are pleased to offer
VXLAN support and vendor-agnostic lifecycle automation of VXLAN design,
implementation, and operations for any virtual, container-based, or
bare-metal workloads," said Mansour Karam, CEO and founder of Apstra,
Inc. "Customer-driven feature velocity is a key part of our vision,
enabled by the extensible
AOS architecture, enabling expanded device support, intent-based
analytics and multicast support - which are coming as part of
turn-key applications in future releases."
AOS 2.0 provides vendor-agnostic telemetry and correlation between the
overlay and underlay, and is compatible wth VMware NSX and VMware
vRealize Cloud Management.
Apstra Operating System
AOS 2.0 delivers a turnkey
distributed Intent-Based Network Operating System (IBN-OS) and
applications that offer game-changing network service agility, increased
uptime and dramatically improved infrastructure TCO. AOS automatically
prevents and repairs network outages for dramatically improved
infrastructure uptime. It operates a network as one system, massively
improving infrastructure agility while reducing operational expenses.
AOS' distributed data store is a repository of all intent,
configuration, and telemetry state, and hence acts as a single source of
truth for your network. It's self-documenting nature streamlines
compliance tasks. AOS is device-agnostic and works across all major
vendors as well as open alternatives.
IDC- Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure @rmehraIDC
network infrastructure, also referred to as a "self-operating network",
will provide the foundation for future IT and network operations. Apstra
is working toward the realization of that vision with AOS, a
vendor-agnostic, intent-based network operating system that addresses
the lifecycle of autonomous networks. AOS's support for VXLAN simplifies
network operations and provides for agility and flexibility in deploying
ZK Research- Zeus Kerravala (News - Alert), Chief Analyst @zkerravala
is the leader in vendor-agnostic intent-based networking and autonomous
network infrastructure operations."
IHS Markit- Michael Howard (News - Alert), Senior Director and Advisor, Carrier
"Apstra's software has gone a
long way toward automating the lifecycle operations of the underlay and
is now doing the same for the overlay. Network operators will want to
examine AOS 2.0, since it is designed to accelerate the deployment of
VXLAN within service providers and enterprises."
CIMI Corp- Tom Nolle (News - Alert), President: @CIMICorp
a layer of intent-based abstraction and management that has been missing
from the network, from the cloud, and from the network operator's SDN,
NFV, and carrier cloud plans. Their technology could make the difference
between dabbling in a market opportunity and owning that opportunity,
between transformation and obsolescence."
ipSpace.net - Ivan Pepelnjak, Network Architect @ioshints
nice to see a tool that solves a painful and complex problem in an
elegant way. Apstra managed to do that for automated Data Center VXLAN
deployment and lifecycle management."
Futuriom- Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst @rayno
is on the cutting edge of intent-based networking, with an approach that
addresses the full lifecycle of network operations. The Apstra solution
enables the deployment of a simplified, automated VXLAN that can bridge
the gap from L2 legacy system to a modern switching architecture."
ACG Research - Stephen Collins, Principal Analyst, Network Visibility
and Analytics @scollins1024tm
"Apstra's AOS ingests and
analyzes streaming telemetry data that provides feedback which informs
the entire intent-based network automation lifecycle."
ESG- Dan Conde, Analyst, Networking, Cloud Platforms & Services
"Apstra AOS enables the multi-vendor configuration
of VXLAN to interconnect Layer 2 legacy workloads within modern CLOS
(Spine-Leaf) based Layer 3 architectures enabling a scalable, efficient
About Apstra, Inc.
Apstra has delivered the only
Intent-Based Network operating system that enables a Self-Operating
Network, an autonomous network that configures itself, fixes itself and
defends itself. The company is redefining network operations and
economics to make the network a CIO's most valuable asset to address
business velocity. The Apstra Operating System (AOS) provides the only
vendor-agnostic, intent-based, closed-loop "command and control" system
delivering agility and massive TCO savings through automation of the
full lifecycle of network operations. Apstra is based in Menlo Park and
is privately funded.
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