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Work/Life Balance for Network Engineers

Derick Winkworth

| Updated Dec 21, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks about the work/life balance in the context of network engineering.  You can listen to this podcast here. I think this topic is particularly relevant at this time of year when it is critical...Read

Mitigating Network Outages Caused by Human Error

Derick Winkworth

| Updated Nov 30, 2017

A recurring theme we hear from our customers is how they want to reduce the kind of errors that come with manually configuring their networks using the device CLI.  From one device to the next, every command entered represents a potential outage.  Indeed,...Read

Design Flexibility

Derick Winkworth

| Updated Nov 14, 2017

Apstra Operating System (AOS®) offers a great deal of flexibility when designing a network. When using Apstra’s flagship L3 Clos app, or leveraging AOS’s unparalleled extensibility features, network designers have a great deal of power at their fingertips. AOS allows...Read

The Dirty Truth about Intent Washing

Derick Winkworth

| Updated Sep 28, 2017

Any new technology in Silicon Valley will go through a phase where defining precisely what it is can be difficult to do. New ideas need new words to describe them, to keep these ideas distinct in people’s minds. In spite of this, many people will not have heard about...Read

Networking Field Day 16 Summary

Derick Winkworth

| Updated Sep 21, 2017

Network Field Day 16 was a good day for Apstra. Sasha Ratkovic, our CTO and cofounder, Damien Garros, Consulting Systems Engineer, and I all presented to a great group of people. This was our first opportunity to show the world what the Apstra Operating System (AOS®)...Read