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
Apstra and Nutanix Integration
Apstra AOS integrates with Nutanix Prism systems to provide a secure underlay IP fabric based on Intent. See how you can correlate information from the overlay to the underlay and ensure your network is reliable and resilient for virtual workloads.
Seamless Integration with VMware NSX, vSphere and Nutanix
Focus on applications rather than network complexity. Apstra AOS reads directly from a VMware environment, providing simple visibility across the network fabric and compliance checks between server and network security policies. AOS also supports direct integration with Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure.
Group-Based Policy Enhancements
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.
Apstra AOS scales to support the largest data centers around the world. Manage thousands of connected devices as a single logical element, with a complex EVPN overlay that can be instantiated with a few simple clicks. Create tenant isolation in a simple workflow that allows you to reconfigure a multivendor fabric in seconds and automatically enforce policy changes no matter how large your network grows.
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.
Reduce the time and complexity associated with initial device provisioning with integrated support for device management and control right out of the box. Plug in a single network cable and use AOS to manage nodes regardless of the vendor type or network operating system.
IPv6 Application Support
Future-proof your network addressing with both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously supporting massive virtual and containerized compute environments.
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.
Rapid Network Operating System Upgrades
Ensure the latest verified software is running on all devices at all times. Control the certified operating system level of every device in a single location and employ automated workflows to remediate deviations for security compliance.
There’s no need to know what label is on the front of the network devices. Easily add/remove devices from vendors including Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Cumulus, with underlying support for white-box network solutions and free NOS alternatives like Microsoft SONiC.
Intent-Based Analytics (IBA)
IBA draws from your intent to determine how to check each condition. Explore the state of the network in real-time, and commit your best practices and predefined industry-best checks to real time validation, with no delay and no need for future modification.
Gartner 2019 Strategic Roadmap for Networking
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