Nov 14, 2018

Apstra Named a Finalist in the 2018 CRN® Tech Innovator Awards

Apstra Intent-Based Data Center Automation Recognized in the 2018 Data Center Infrastructure Category

Menlo Park, CA, November 14, 2018 – Apstra® Inc., the Intent-Based Data Center Automation pioneer, announced today that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Apstra as a finalist in the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. These annual awards honor stand out hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. Apstra Intent-Based Data Center Automation took top honors in the Data Center Infrastructure category.

Business transformation is driving the mandate for Data Center infrastructure transformation. IT Leadership is requiring cloudification of operations, increased reliability, and reduced costs while IT clients are demanding a cloud-like experience, simplified operations, and lower DevOps costs. Apstra Intent-Based Data Center Automation meets all these demands and enables IT to achieve superhero status with an Intent-Based Data Center.

“Apstra is honored to be recognized by CRN as an award recipient in such a significant category as Data Center Infrastructure,” said Michael Wood, CMO & VP of Product of Apstra. “This award is a reflection of the momentum Apstra has achieved in empowering Intent-Based Data Centers while enabling Enterprises to deploy open and vendor-agnostic network hardware and software. Apstra customers are increasing application reliability and availability, simplifying deployments and operations, and dramatically reducing costs.”

Apstra delivers interoperability across the entire networking stack for switch operating systems and switch hardware, auto-rendered configurations, and customizable Intent-Based Analytics. These capabilities allow customers to run their network operations at the same scale, operational efficiency, and agility as large cloud companies without the cost and risk of do-it-yourself scripting and programming.

Apstra channel partners worldwide choose Apstra to quickly, inexpensively and seamlessly deploy reliable, agile, and vendor-agnostic Intent-Based Data Centers that are automated, cloudified, and intent-based. Apstra channel partners choose Apstra to increase profitability, simplify operations, reduce time to deploy, and beat their competition.

“Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

Schedule to meet with the Apstra team at AWS re:Invent in Booth #2803 on November 26-29 in Las Vegas.

See Apstra at the Gartner Data Center Show at Booth #255 on December 3-6 in Las Vegas. Schedule a meeting today.

About Apstra
Apstra® Intent-Based Data Center Automation increases application availability and reliability, simplifies deployment and operations, and dramatically reduces costs for Enterprise, Cloud Service Provider, and Telco data centers. Apstra empowers Intent-Based Data Centers through its pioneering Intent-Based Networking, distributed system architecture, and vendor-agnostic overlay. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded, Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner. For more information visit: or follow us on twitter @ApstraInc.

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Media Contact:
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