Ensure Deployments Match Design — All the Time

Whether you are designing a new data center or refreshing your existing one, Apstra AOS® gives you the tools you need to design an outcome-focused data center network and ensure the environment is built the way you intended.

Apstra uses Intent-Based Networking to simplify network design and automate operations. The software reduces the lengthy process of getting data center network designs certified for production and also self-documents the network to streamline the process of bringing new applications to market.

Reduce time to delivery by 90% with Apstra’s automation, simplification, reliability and flexibility.

Increase Operational Capacity, Enable Innovation

Ease decision making

Explore standard design scenarios in your decision-making process before you implement them.

Save time

Cut down on design certification and testing cycles and reduce the amount of hand-off training to engineering and operations teams.

Innovate your network

Breakaway from vendor constraints in your designs.

Eliminate unhappy surprises

Ensure the network you designed is the network that makes it to production.

Simplified Network Deployments

Apstra dramatically simplifies network deployments. See how easy it is to create new complex networks within the AOS user interface.

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 (IBA)

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.

Thought Leadership

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

Doyle Research shows how Intent-Based data centers solve for the new challenges IT organizations are facing as they deploy new resources.

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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ACG Intent-Based Networking Market Impact Report

Read this detailed ACG Research report on why the most advanced data centers in the world are now being built with Intent-Based Networking (IBN) for the data center.