White Papers

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

Intent-Based Networking Taxonomy

Intent-Based Networking taxonomy enables network operators to cut through the marketing hype and make sound buying decisions.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

Improving Your Security Posture through “Software-First” Intent-Based Networking

“Software-First” Intent-Based Networking can offer organizations significant improvements to their security posture. This white paper explains why.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

The Apstra Zero Lock-in Guarantee

Apstra is committed to eliminating hardware vendor lock-in forever. Read this white paper to learn how Apstra is abstracting away hardware (and offering hardware vendor choice) through intent-based networking.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

Software First Infrastructure Strategy

A Software First approach to infrastructure strategy addresses critical issues associated with the legacy Hardware First approach, such as hardware vendor lock-in, security vulnerabilities and shadow IT. Read this white paper to understand the benefits of adopting a Software First approach to your infrastructure strategy.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

Intent-Based Data Center Automation: EVPN Implementation

Read this white paper to understand how automation of data center operations across the lifecycle of the network — from the design/build phase, through the configuration and deployment/operate phases — can ease implementation difficulties so that your network can unlock the routing, multi-tenancy and scalability benefits that EVPN technology offers.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

EVPN: With the e for easy

The many operational benefits of EVPN technology can thrive if the complexity of the configuration, interworking and operational telemetry is abstracted and automated from a central orchestration system that delivers and ensures reliability and stability in the network. Read this white paper to learn about the challenges of implementing EVPN, as well as how Apstra addresses these challenges to put the ‘Easy’ in EVPN.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

Doyle Research: Intent-Based Data Center Automation for the Enterprise

Read this white paper by Lee Doyle, Principal Analyst at Doyle Research, to learn in-depth how the data center network is the critical element in the new Intent-Based Data Center architecture as it must deliver on end user performance expectations, provide a security shield against malware attacks and be highly reliable.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

ZK Research: Intent-Based Data Centers are the Next Evolutionary Step for Enterprises

The transition to an intent-based data center will be the most significant technology transformation since the birth of the internet, as the vision is to deliver autonomous operations across all IT infrastructure. In this white paper Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research, explores the transitions and explains the benefits of an Intent-based data center.

Aptra - Intent-Based Networking

Intent-Based Networking: A Next-Gen Vision for the Next-Gen Network

This in-depth white paper explains how service providers are capitalizing on Intent-Based Networking — a new and effective networking model that provides a way of abstracting an application, feature, network, or resource in such a way that the intent is exposed, but the implementation is hidden.

Mansour Karam - CEO at Apstra

The Apstra Operating System (AOS®) Value Proposition

Mansour Karam, Apstra CEO shares how to build a private cloud that is as agile as the public cloud, and why the timing is right.

Sasha Ratkovic - CTO of Apstra

The Apstra Operating System (AOS) Architecture Overview

Sasha Ratkovic, Apstra CTO explains the features and benefits of the Apstra Intent-based AOS architecture.

David Cheriton - Chief Scientist at Apstra

The Apstra Operating System (AOS) and the Distributed Systems Challenge in Data Center Automation

David Cheriton, Apstra Chief Scientist shares the distributed systems challenge and how the AOS architecture can achieve industry-leading fine grain telemetry, availability and feature velocity.