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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!
Recorded Jan 26 2017 44 mins
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    Josh Saul, Apstra Technical Marketing Engineer
    There is a tremendous change in how Operators manage facilities. At no point in history has the role of the Operations Team been as important as it is today, and at no point has visibility into network operations been more critical.

    Data Center Operators have made big changes. Legacy tools and techniques can no longer keep pace with elevated requirements for increased visibility. Join industry veteran Josh Saul as he explores how using Intent-Based Analytics (IBA) proactively eliminates data overload and speeds problem resolution.
  • Data Center Network Public Emergency Strategies For IT Business Leaders Recorded: Apr 22 2020 34 mins
    Tim Murphy, Solutions Architect
    Recently IT business leaders have found themselves dealing with a new type of public emergency that is impacting their businesses in different ways. While IT organizations probably have disaster recovery strategies in place, different emergencies call for different plans. Those plans may not have taken in account:

    * Shelter-In-Place Orders: prohibiting personnel from being able to physically get to the data center
    * IT Hardware Shortages: how to mitigate the increase in demand with the hardware you have on hand.
    * Remote Monitoring & Configuration Agility: the instantaneous need for rapid and reliable change management.

    In this 30 minute webinar, you’ll learn how you can be better prepared now and into the future to address critical data center network issues during public emergencies.
  • Data Center Solutions: Open Networks Recorded: Apr 9 2020 38 mins
    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 30 minute webinar with time for Q&A 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.
  • An Exploration of Data Center Network Automation Techniques Recorded: Feb 27 2020 44 mins
    Robert Lancaster, Solutions Architect
    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 with Intent Time Voyager Recorded: Feb 19 2020 30 mins
    Josh Saul - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer
    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.

    We know your time is valuable
    Attend this 30-minute webinar and let us share with you how Apstra continues to innovate and deliver differentiated value to its customers and partners alike.
  • Top 3 Reasons Enterprises Are Automating Their Data Center Networks Recorded: Jan 29 2020 30 mins
    Elliott Castillo, Solutions Architect
    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.
  • Apstra AOS vs Arista CVP; Compare and Contrast for DC Management Recorded: Dec 18 2019 29 mins
    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.
  • Comparing/Contrasting Network Mgt. Sys (NMS) vs. Intent-Based Networking (IBN) Recorded: Dec 4 2019 31 mins
    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.
  • Comparing and contrasting Cisco ACI and Apstra AOS for DC Management Recorded: Nov 20 2019 34 mins
    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.
  • Simplified Network Operating System Management - Ensuring Device Compliance Recorded: Nov 6 2019 30 mins
    DJ Spry, Director Customer Engineering
    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.
  • How to Reduce Data Center Network Automation OpEx Costs with Apstra Recorded: Oct 23 2019 26 mins
    Rami Rammaha, Director of Product Marketing
    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.
  • Eliminate Data Center Network Operational Legacy. Forever! Recorded: Oct 9 2019 29 mins
    Sasha Ratkovic, CTO and Co-Founder, Apstra
    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.
  • Partners Generate New Revenue Opportunities with Apstra AOS and VMware NSX Recorded: Oct 2 2019 29 mins
    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
  • Accelerate VMware NSX deployments with Apstra Intent-Based Networking Recorded: Sep 10 2019 47 mins
    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 Intent-Based Data Center Automation 3.0 Recorded: May 15 2019 61 mins
    Michael Wood
    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:

    - Multidomain Unified Group-Based Policy
    - Enterprise Cloudification features
    - Advanced vSphere Integration
    - Significant Intent-Based Analytics enhancements
  • Intent-Based Data Center Automation Architecture Recorded: Mar 27 2019 60 mins
    Sasha Ratkovic - CTO and Founder of Apstra
    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 Provider Data Center Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Recorded: Mar 13 2019 60 mins
    Scott Raynovich
    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.
  • Intent-Based Data Center Automation: Real World Enterprise Deployments Recorded: Jan 23 2019 61 mins
    Mansour Karam, Mike Wood
    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
  • Empowering the Intent-Based Data Center Recorded: Dec 6 2018 48 mins
    Lee Doyle
    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 Center Challenges, Solutions, and Evolution Recorded: Nov 7 2018 60 mins
    Zeus Kerravala
    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
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! Apstra is a multinational software company delivering a unified solution to automate the architecture and operations of the data center network. Apstra's flagship product, AOS, empowers organizations to automate all aspects of designing, building, deploying, and operating their networks, enabling them to make changes to their networks quickly and reliably, while making efficient use of human capital and ridding themselves of hardware vendor lock-in. Organizations using AOS have seen an 80%+ reduction in OpEx, 99% improvement in agility, and 70%+ improvements in reliability. AOS uses Apstra's advanced intent-based analytics to continually validate the network, thereby eliminating complexity, vulnerabilities, and outages resulting in a secure and resilient network. Apstra, founded in 2014 by established and proven networking industry leaders David Cheriton, Mansour Karam, and Sasha Ratkovic, is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with other offices worldwide. www.apstra.com

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