Mar 20, 2018

Apstra Demonstrates Turnkey Intent-Based Networking with SONiC in Multi-Vendor, Open Source Showcase at OCP Summit 2018

Apstra AOS® Showcases Open Source Networking Agility, Reliability, and Simplicity with SONiC for Multi-Vendor Enterprise Data Centers

OPEN COMPUTE SUMMIT 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA – March 20, 2018 – Apstra® Inc., a pioneer in Intent-Based Networking announced today a demonstration of Apstra AOS supporting SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) on Mellanox switches, as part of a multi-vendor Intent-Based Networking data center offering.

“Apstra is a big believer in network disaggregation. Our mission is to deliver massively automated turnkey infrastructure operations that are hardware independent, and we continuously add new network operating systems to our hardware compatibility list, based on customer demand,” said Mansour Karam, CEO and founder of Apstra. “Today at OCP Summit 2018, we are showing a demonstration of AOS with SONiC, an open source container-based cloud networking stack solution led by Microsoft, along with Mellanox hardware that represent the increased demand for our multi-vendor Intent-Based Networking solution.”

Industry Quotes:

Microsoft Corporation – Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President for Azure Networking
“We are pleased to see Apstra play a key role in helping the SONiC ecosystem grow. Apstra’s networking solution supports our customer needs for automation and analytics and will help bring the benefits of SONiC to enterprise data center deployments.”

LinkedIn – Shawn Zandi, Principal Architect and SONiC Community Manager
“Customer demand for SONiC continues and Apstra’s turnkey automation and analytics demonstrate the relevance, ease and reliability of SONiC in enterprise and service provider data center deployments.”

Mellanox – Kevin Deierling, VP of Marketing
“Mellanox is committed to supporting innovative network disaggregation to improve agility, cost, performance and interoperability for our customers. Apstra’s demonstration shows the value our solutions bring as we embrace best-of-breed technology in open networking. See Mellanox’ OCP announcement here.

Join a webinar on March 27th to learn more about why Yahoo Japan Corporation selected Apstra for multi-vendor intent-based networking. Join a webinar on April 25th with Mellanox or come see us at the OCP Summit March 20-21 in booth C11 or at Cisco Live in Orlando at booth #1055.

AOS® delivers a turnkey Intent-Based distributed operating system and a data center application suite 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 hardware-independent and works across all major vendors as well as open alternatives.

About Apstra, Inc.
Apstra® pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics™ to simplify how data center networks are built and operated. AOS increases business agility through an autonomous or Self-Operating Network™ that delivers log-scale improvements in CapEx, OpEx and capacity. AOS is a hardware-inclusive, closed-loop intent-based distributed operating system that automates the full lifecycle of network operations and enables the network to configure itself, fix itself and defend itself. Apstra is based in Menlo Park, California and is privately funded.
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