Simplify Your Data Center Network Operations
Don’t let provisioning and maintenance requests take your team away from growth and innovation. Respond to outage conditions, identify root causes or triage starting points, and fix problems fast. Apstra AOS streamlines management by bringing together Day 0 design and Day 2 operations.
Apstra AOS ensures that the network that the design team intended, and the engineering team deployed, is the same one the operations team runs. This eliminates common day-to-day pitfalls of manual infrastructure management, enables operations teams to do their jobs more effectively, and frees them up to focus on innovation and growth.
Align Day 0 Design With Day 2 Operations
Tight control over the network is an often-pursued, yet rarely realized goal. This is due to the investment needed in custom designs and scripts to stitch elements together. In addition to the fact that service assurance platforms are often disjointed from the original network design.
Apstra AOS brings together the Day 0 design and the Day 2 operation of the network and keeps them tightly coupled so that operations teams fully understand how the network should function and how to fix problems when they happen.
Get a single source of network truth
Apstra AOS serves as a source of truth for both intent and network state, which means that the infrastructure is self-documenting and your greenfield will never become legacy again.
Gain visibility and Insight
As a network engineer, you need to know the location of your applications and their functional requirements. Be the first to understand if applications have slowed due to network issues, and dramatically accelerate your Mean Time To Repair.
Constantly monitor the state of the network, validate intent, and identify anomalies for remediation.
Reduce change-management risk
Easily and safely remove devices from the topology without impacting your overall network – whether it’s a NOS upgrade, an RMA, a patch, or a maintenance operation.
Bring devices into management without requiring extensive operational pre-work.
Enabling Layer2 Applications
See how easily Apstra can provide Layer2 services to applications and workloads across a multivendor IP fabric.
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.
Apstra Automates Site Operations for Yahoo Japan
Yahoo Japan Corporation deploys and operates their data center network infrastructure using Apstra to support big data requirements and massive growth in network traffic.
Networking Field Day: Apstra Intent-Based Analytics Demo
Operations is a critical component of today’s networking stack. Watch this video to learn how Apstra empowers Day 2 operations.