Feb 26, 2018

Apstra Recognized for Multi-Vendor Intent-Based Networking Data Center Network Disruption on CRN’s Data Center 100 List

MENLO PARK, CA – February 26, 2018Apstra® Inc., the pioneer in Intent-Based Networking (IBN) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Apstra to its 2018 Data Center 100 list. Apstra’s award-winning AOS® intent-based distributed operating system enables companies to build and operate data center networks in minutes rather than months and is the only hardware-independent IBN solution available on the market today. The award-winning Apstra AOS was also named to the CRN’s 2017 Top 10 Coolest Networking Startups, Emerging Vendors 2017: Network and VoIP Startups, 10 Hottest Networking and VoIP products, and Net Events’ Hot Start up for Cloud/Datacenter.

“Network operators recognize the need to build-out their network infrastructure now to ensure the success of their digital transformation and IoT initiatives,” said Dave Butler, Head of Global Sales and Business Development at Apstra. “Apstra enables network operators to build a data center network in minutes rather than months and simplify and automate the entire processes involved in designing, building, and operating networks – day 0, day 1, and day 2+. There is tremendous market momentum behind Intent-Based Networking, and Apstra’s multi-vendor approach makes AOS an extremely attractive offering for high-touch channels.”

“CRN’s Data Center 100 vendors are aptly recognized for their best-in-class technologies and services, which enable solution providers to drive greater innovation, efficiency and profit in the data center,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “The 2018 list identifies the current top vendors in this vital market, helping solution providers find proven data center experts who can deliver the depth and breadth of materials, services and expert guidance required to meet their customers’ needs.”

This annual list recognizes technology suppliers that excel at powering, supporting and protecting the complex and demanding data centers on which today’s businesses rely. CRN editors select companies for the Data Center 100 list based on multiple criteria, including each company’s overall impact on the market, its influence on the channel as a whole, and the types of technology and services it makes available to its partners. The Data Center 100 list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/datacenter100.

In addition to recognizing technology suppliers for outstanding products and services, the Data Center 100 serves as a valuable guide for solution providers looking for best-in-class vendors providing data center infrastructure, data center management tools, software-defined data center technology and data center services.

AOS delivers 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.

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About Apstra
Apstra has delivered the only intent-based network operating system that enables a Self-Operating Network™, an autonomous network that configures itself, fixes itself and defends itself. The company is redefining network operations and economics to make the network a CIO’s most valuable asset to address business velocity. The Apstra Operating System (AOS) provides the only hardware-independent, intent-based, closed-loop “command and control” system delivering agility and massive TCO savings through automation of the full lifecycle of network operations. Apstra is based in Menlo Park, CA and is privately funded. Visit Apstra at apstra.com

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