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.

Monitor 24X7

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.

Zero-touch provisioning

Bring devices into management without requiring extensive operational pre-work.

Eliminate Data Center Network Operational Legacy

See how an intent driven analytics approach enables datacenter network operators to obtain better intelligence while collecting less data.

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.

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