Apstra Operating System (AOS): Vendor-agnostic, Intent-driven Network Automation
Learn about the latest features in the industry's first and only distributed operating system for the data center network. In this webinar, Derick Winkworth (@cloudtoad) will demonstrate several of the powerful new features, including:
- Rack-based design intent
- Virtual Networks
- Parallel links (LAG)
- L2 server dual attachment (MLAG)
- Server-based telemetry
- Interactive topology visualization
- And much more...
Be among the first to learn about the latest advances in this game-changing product!
RecordedJan 26 201744 mins
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Robert Lancaster, Apstra Network Architecture Guru and Alan Fagan, EPS Global IT industry expert
Imagine you could build a cost-effective data center network that was half the price to deploy and even cheaper to manage. A network that was more agile than your present proprietary one, and easier to automate, scale, secure, provision and upgrade.
Join us for Data Center Solutions: Open Networks, a co-sponsored webinar where EPS Global and Apstra will walk you through how you can make automation a reality.
This webinar is being presented by Robert Lancaster (Apstra): guru of Network architecture, Software Defined WAN and Security; and Alan Fagan (EPS Global), an IT industry expert with over 20 years selling the infrastructure that lives in the data center.
There is no denying that automation is the way forward in networking. And there is certainly no shortage of approaches from which to choose. In this webinar, Robert Lancaster, Solutions Architect, will discuss some of these approaches and provide a useful comparison of their advantages and disadvantages. The session will conclude with a description of the innovative approach available with Apstra AOS. This is an approach that enables network teams to build and operate data centers in manners not previously possible.
Data Center Network Automation. Delivering differentiated customer value through innovation and first and only industry features.
Apstra makes data center network automation and management dramatically easier. In this webinar we’ll talk about new features that we added to Apstra 3.2 release like Intent-Time Voyager, intra and inter data center scale-out services (including DCI and 5-stage CLOS topologies), and expanded enterprise class SONiC support. These additional features help our customers dramatically reduce the cost of operations, prevents outages and decrease MTTR while accelerating deployments and augments existing talent for some of the largest enterprise data centers in the world.
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Companies are embarking on digital transformation initiatives in order to better compete in our complex global economy. Customer consumption methods and habits are changing at a faster pace than ever before. The business applications and products that keep companies running rely on the data center infrastructure that hosts them. So they can only grow as fast as their infrastructure allows. There is no doubt that keeping pace with this desired exponential growth requires automation. But why?
Join us January 29 and we'll discuss the top 3 reasons enterprises are implementing data center network automation.
*Cost reductions through simplification
*Up-skilling their workforce to facilitate innovation
*Decreasing time to market to stay competitive
We'll explore why you should be automating your data center infrastructure and how 'doing automation right' can impact your business. We'll detail how to avoid common obstacles as well as the long-term benefits to you, your workforce, your customers and your partner ecosystem that you can achieve with data center network automation.
DJ Spry, Director, Customer Engineering and Elliott Castillo, Solutions Architect
So, you have decided to automate and have purchased a lot Arista switches? One would think that using the vendor’s Element Management System (EMS) like Arista CloudVision is the way to go. Especially when they’re giving it away! But is it really free? In this webinar we explore the differences between Apstra's AOS Intent-Based Networking and Arista's CloudVision Element Management System.
At Apstra, we believe that benefits of automation can only come from simplicity. Apstra's Intent-Based Networking for the data center simplifies and automates the way applications consume network resources by reducing design and operational complexity and giving meaningful and actionable insights to operators when things go awry.
Rags Rachamadugu, Head of Advanced Solutions Engineering
Network Management Systems (NMS) show an abundance of information, pretty graphs across many dashboards highlighting thousands of alerts. These systems need to be maintained in order to keep them in sync with changing infrastructure, otherwise they result in even more false positives.
In contrast, Apstra Intent-Based Networking (IBN) comes with built-in monitoring driven from a single source of truth. Intent-Based Analytics enables automated and real-time troubleshooting, root cause identification and resolution. The result is richer in terms of the type of analytics, the accuracy of reported results and the business context.
DJ Spry, Director Customer Engineering and Tim Murphy, Solutions Architect
Data center's are incredibly complex and expensive to operate, network outages are still too frequent, and it's getting harder every day to hire the right talent. Data center network managers, engineers, and operators are dealing with so much more than the underlying hardware, yet for many, data center management still means managing the underlying hardware with an integrated overlay with software-defined networking solutions like Cisco ACI. While this approach has been a sufficient solution for Cisco shops, it's limiting.
In this webinar, we'll compare and contrast Cisco ACI's hardware-centric approach to Apstra's Intent-Based Networking methodology. We'll show you how Apstra's approach to data center infrastructure management reduces the cost of operations, prevent network outages, accelerate time to deployment by augmenting your talent through simplifying your IT infrastructure consumption. Apstra's Intent-Based Networking approach helps you with data center network design, operations, troubleshooting, and security so that applications will run reliability reliably across the data center network.
Hardware failures will always exist. Same with software and security bugs. Customers can design redundant hardware and topologies, but when things break, how can customers easily replace the equipment without causing further degradation to services?
In this webinar, we will show you how Apstra automates and validates NOS upgrades across an entire IP fabric with a few simple clicks in the UI - regardless of vendor. Ensuring compliance and reduction in maintenance time from day/weeks to min/hours.
We'll take a look at what’s driving the high OpEx costs of operating data centers. And how taking an Intent-Based Networking approach can help you dramatically reduce OpEx through network automation. Apstra's customers typically gain up to 83% in operational efficiencies but exactly where and how we do this is what we'll walkthrough. We'll also do a demo of a new network automation OpEx calculator that was developed by a customer who wanted to report on their savings. Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about the savings others are achieving with Apstra's Intent-Based Networking.
In this webinar we posit that the prerequisites for the ability to make reliable infrastructure changes are (a) queryable end-to-end context, which is (b) updated in real-time. Based on that premise, we will demonstrate how an intent driven analytics approach enables you to obtain better intelligence while collecting less data. This can reduce your storage costs by six orders of magnitude. Big data in the absence of extraction of knowledge is an invitation for Opex explosion. Your experts will no longer toil at developing and maintaining fragile scripts in order to extract usefulness out of your big data. Instead, intent driven analytics and small data in the end empowers your experts, helps you get rid of data hoarding disorder, eliminates operational legacy forever which in turn enables you to innovate reliably.
John Atchison,Director, Global Partner Marketing and Rags Rachamadugu, Head, Product Management
VMware NSX is bringing tremendous benefits to data center networks by virtualizing the network and security and enabling the delivery of business services faster. However, challenges can arise due to the decoupling of the physical underlay and virtual overlay, siloed teams and the limited end-to-end visibility across the underlay and overlay and preventing infrastructure transformation.
As the first and only in the industry to deliver a multi-vendor, multi-workload, and multi-cloud underlay, overlay, and security solution, we will share with you how Apstra AOS Intent-Based Networking for the data center is addressing customer challenges and accelerating the deployment of VMware NSX. We provide partners a unique opportunity to differentiate themselves from others and start generating new revenue streams with Apstra AOS and VMware NSX.
Audience: VAR, System Integrator, CSP, VMware NSX Partners
Rami Rammaha, Director of Product Marketing and Claire Delcourt, Product Manager
VMware NSX brings tremendous benefits to data center networks by virtualizing the network and security, and enabling faster business services. However, challenges can arise due to the decoupled physical underlay and virtual overlay, siloed teams and limited end-to-end visibility across the underlay and overlay that prevent infrastructure transformation.
In this webinar, we'll show how Apstra AOS intent-based networking for the data center addresses these challenges and accelerates the deployment of VMware NSX.
Apstra's recent release of AOS 3.0, the award-winning Intent-Based Data Center Automation system, enables businesses to increase application reliability and availability, simplify deployments and operations through automation, and reduce costs (OpEx and CapEx).
The latest release provides several major advancements including:
Enterprises are building Intent-Based Data Centers to meet growing business transformation demands, operational efficiency expectations, and client requirements. These data centers are being empowered by Intent-Based Data Center Automation, which is built on technologies such as Intent-Based Networking, vendor-agnostic overlays, graph datastores, closed-loop validation, and advanced analytics.
Join industry expert Sasha Ratkovic, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Apstra for a live webinar on Wednesday, March 27th at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Sasha will review the architecture of Intent-Based Data Center Automation and discuss the foundational technologies that make up this architecture.
During this webinar, you will learn how Intent-Based Data Center Automation is designed and the core technologies that form this capability. At the conclusion of this webinar you will have an understanding of how each of the following technologies combine to form this architecture:
- Intent-Based Networking
- Single source of truth graph datastores
- Open and vendor-agnostic overlay
- Advanced telemetry
- Real-time closed-loop validation
- Self-documentation capabilities
- Intent-Based Analytics
- Root cause identification
- Full lifecycle automation
Cloud Service Providers are in the midst of several important trends in requirements including faster service delivery expectations, increasing revenue mandates, and the need to improve network security for their data centers.
As a Cloud Service Provider leader, engineer, or operator you are also looking for ways to efficiently scale your operations, support changing on-demand services and reduce operational costs and capital spending. All of these challenges and requirements are compounded by flat-to-down budgets, limited staffing, demands for hybrid and multi-cloud, and our desire to up-level how we contribute to the business, technology, and the world.
In this webinar, we’ll share unique survey insights, trends, challenges and opportunities that your peers are experiencing and what solutions they are considering that will address these demands.
Join Scott Raynovich, Founder and Chief Analyst, Futuriom as he discusses Cloud Service Provider data center trends, challenges and opportunities.
The world of Data Centers is evolving. Enterprises today need flexibility, agility and scalability. Intent-Based Data Center Automation enables Enterprise IT teams to plan, design, and build Intent-Based Data Centers that are enabling business transformation initiatives, such as digital transformation, agile applications, IoT implementations, cloud adoption, and client demands.
Listen to this on demand recording to hear about real-world examples of why and how actual businesses are deploying Intent-Based Data Center Automation. You'll also gain a better understanding of how these businesses are using Intent-Based Data Center Automation to increase application reliability, simplify deployments, and reduce costs.
Join Michael Wood and Mansour Karam of Apstra, to learn:
- How five Enterprises implemented Intent-Based Data Center Automation
- The top real-world problems and challenges Enterprises are solving today
- Specific benefits Enterprises can achieve through the use of Intent-Based Data Center Automation
- How key technologies, such as Intent-Based Networking, factor into live deployments
Enterprise IT teams are planning, designing and building Intent-Based Data Centers to address the challenges driven by business transformations which include massive digital transformation, cloud adoption, mobility proliferation, advanced applications, pervasive IoT, and end-user demands. Intent-Based Data Center Automation is key to designing, building, deploying and operating the Intent-Based Data Center.
Join our guest, Lee Doyle, Principal Analyst with Doyle Research, in this live webinar to gain an understanding of how Intent-Based Data Center Automation is addressing the needs of the Intent-Based Data Center through increased application reliability, simplified deployments, and reduced costs.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
- How evolving technology is driving the ability to enable your data center to stay ahead of business transformations
- How to increase the application and workload reliability and performance
- Methods to detect and resolve underlying network challenges
- Quick and simple ways to help meet compliance requirements
Data centers have experienced several significant transformations over the last 30 years. From the monolithic, oversubscribed data centers of the 1990s to the software defined, containerized data centers of the last five years. There are a new set of growing challenges that data center IT teams are facing as a result of massive digital transformation, cloud adoption, mobility proliferation, advanced applications, pervasive IoT, and end user demands. These challenges are driving the next major data center transformation.
To address this growing set of demands, data center IT teams are planning, designing, and deploying Intent-Based Data Centers.
Watch this webinar featuring Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research, to understand trends in data center requirements, the growing challenges data center IT teams are facing today and in the future, and the solutions necessary to address these challenges.
By attending this webinar, you’ll learn:
- Major trends impacting data center transformation
- How to address the growing set of data center challenges
- Techniques for mitigating threats, exposure, and vulnerabilities created by Shadow IT
- How to incorporate the cloud into your private data center strategy
Bloomberg Intelligence hosted Mansour Karam, CEO of Apstra to discuss next-generation networking technologies, with a focus on Intent-Based Networking. Watch this on-demand webinar featuring Woo Jin Ho, Bloomberg Intelligence Analyst, Networking, Semiconductors.
There is a lot of buzz around Intent-based networking (IBN), but there is still a lot of confusion about the difference between IBN and software-defined networking (SDN). Carly Stroughton and Sean Hafeez of Apstra discuss some of the issues with SDN and how IBN resolves them.
Best practices to automate the management of data center networks.
We're Apstra and we're here to help to make building, deploying, managing and operating data centers a whole lot easier! We have an entirely new approach to data center management and automation. If you want to build, deploy or run the most state-of-the-art, best in class, most modern data center then you need Apstra to do it. We are the pioneers of Intent-Based Networking for the data center. What that means is that you define your intent and Apstra helps ensure that happens. The benefits you get with Apstra are incredible! Our customers tell us they save up to 83% in OPEX. Watch our webinars and hear from our technical staff, our customers and industry analysts about the incredible innovation and results with Apstra Intent-Based Networking for the data center.