Apstra Announces First Vendor-Agnostic Intent-Based Networking Support

October 4, 2017


Apstra Inc. announced 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 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 with VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Cloud Management.

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.

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