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Why Intent-Based Network Monitoring Is Critical

Dave Butler

| Updated Nov 17, 2016

Sometimes network failures can be detected in a straightforward manner. We monitor physical switches, routers, optical IDC equipment, their components and transmission media. We see CPU load, memory/buffer overflows, CRC errors, errors on the wire, etc. This direct...Read

Networking for Cloud-Native Apps

Dave Butler

| Updated Nov 10, 2016

Cloud-native apps are prevalent in both public and private cloud data centers.  Cloud-native refers to apps composed of micro-services based on Linux containers.  In comparison to VM-based N-tier apps, micro-services based on Linux containers are easier to...Read

Apstra Defines the “Self-Operating Network™”

Mansour Karam

| Updated Nov 3, 2016

There has been a lot of well justified press and discussion lately about the rapidly advancing concepts and delivery of self-driving cars. This week, somewhat prophetically, a delivery was made by the first self-driving truck — and it, of course, was a beer delivery....Read

Eliminate the ‘Effective Manual Tax Rate’

Mansour Karam

| Updated Oct 24, 2016

The $48B spend on network operationsFor every $1 spent on network equipment, up to $3 are spent on operating this equipment over its lifetime. Considering that enterprises are expected to spend $16B on data center Ethernet switches in 2019, the network operations...Read