Find Problems – Fast

We understand the importance of the virtual infrastructure that network leaf / ToR switches (Top of Rack) connect to, and our solutions include built-in integrations with VMware NSX-T and Nutanix virtual infrastructures to give them accurate data.

These integrations read the hypervisor requirements and ensures that the underlay has all necessary network services in place to support those virtual elements.

As a result, when applications outages do occur, teams can rule out the network and focus on finding the root cause of the issue.

Ask Questions, Get Answers

The Apstra solution provides reliability and visibility that leverages the full knowledge of the infrastructure to provide a robust set of analytics “probes” that allow you to ask the network complex questions and use the answers for remediation, troubleshooting, or innovation.

A full complement of probes comes with the core product and a library of probes is also available from Apstra’s github.com repository. If your team has specific needs based on your environment, tools, or processes, you can create Intent-Based Analytics Probes of your own by querying the state graph model and building your own logic based on your needs.

Identify the source of application outages faster

Integrate with your existing virtual infrastructures to give them accurate network data

Get actionable analytics to improve application uptime

Easily accommodate new workloads with flexible network design

Enabling Layer2 Applications

See how easily Apstra can provide Layer2 services to applications and workloads across a multivendor IP fabric.

Advanced Features

Group-Based Policies

Simplify your network access management and tenant segmentation across all vendors, with no need to manage individual access-control lists or command-line interface syntax.

5-Stage Clos

Apstra AOS scales up to support 5-stage (3-tier) L3 Clos design which allows the architects to build large data center networks. Architects can add racks directly to existing pods or add entirely new pods to an existing topology, allowing rapid expansion of the network as desired. Monitoring the newly added network segments is automated, and insertion of the equipment into the network is done without impact to existing traffic.

Advanced Root Cause Identification

Dramatically improve MTTR (mean-time-to-repair) by pointing operators directly to the cause of service-affecting problems. Accelerate troubleshooting with predefined, customizable, automated probes and an enriched view of anomalies with context and summary of root causes.

Zero-Touch Provisioning

Apstra’s universal Zero-Touch Provisioning decouples bootstrap operations from vendor specificity. It allows Network Operating System (NOS) upgrades & other basic operations on multiple network devices simultaneously, reducing the time and complexity associated with initial device provisioning from different vendors.

IPv6 Application Support

Future-proof your network addressing with both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously supporting massive virtual and containerized compute environments.

Cloud-scale Infrastructure

Apstra AOS simplifies scaling to handle the largest data center requirements, including 5-Stage Clos for massive cloud and compute farms of over 100,000 servers. Unified system monitoring and management based on simple design patterns and rules.

Network Lifecycle Day 0, 1, 2+ Move/Add/Change Automation

Grow, shrink, and move your network and servers without affecting business applications. Use a simple browser-based management tool to drain network traffic off devices before upgrading or remediating problems with network hardware.

Multi-vendor Support

Apstra AOS is multi-vendor by design & is compatible with many different Device Operating Systems. This means freedom of choice to use different hardware, open-source NOS, from more than one vendor. AOS allows you to easily deploy and manage the lifecycle of devices from Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Cumulus, & other white-box alternatives like Microsoft SONiC.

Intent-Based Analytics

Apstra AOS’ Intent-Based Analytics feature provides the ability to obtain relevant analytics in real time. Our analytics extract actionable insights and rich context out of raw telemetry. Explore the state of the network in real-time, continuously validate your best practices and predefined industry-best checks with zero delays.

Report

Gartner 2019 Strategic Roadmap for Networking

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Case Study

Apstra Manages Bloomberg Television's Media Production Network

Bloomberg Television piloted Apstra to gain visibility across and more effectively manage the network fabric supporting media production systems.

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