Apstra enables network operations teams to take command of your network and manage it as one system delivering operational simplicity, control and visibility. Their API-driven software features the most advanced intent-based analytics and extensible telemetry to help you understand your environment and continuously monitor and maintain your network.
Apstra automates and transforms the full lifecycle of data center network operations and delivers the simplicity, reliability and lower TCO of the public cloud.
Apstra Operating System (AOS) is a multi-vendor solution supporting your choice of established network vendors or open alternatives and is deployed in production networks around the world. They help you massively reduce network service delivery time, failures, and cost in your leaf-spine/Clos. Apstra automates your data center network operations so you can respond quickly to changing workloads.
Apstra Operating System (AOS) is a turnkey application for automating the lifecycle of data center leaf-spine network services. AOS works with your established switch hardware vendor (Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Mellanox) and your switch operating systems (NX-OS, Junos OS, EOS, Cumulus), brite-box (Dell EMC) or white-box hardware running a variety of switch operating systems including Cumulus and open alternatives (Microsoft SONiC, Dell EMC OpenSwitch OPX). AOS helps you automate your network as a single system, not as complex individual parts. AOS completely decouples your network design, implementation, and operations from the physical (underlay) and virtual (overlay) network infrastructure, using whichever hardware and switch OS you choose.
AOS can be deployed in modern data centers in both new (greenfield, green patch) and existing (brownfield) environments, across multiple vendors. AOS operates at the management plane and controls devices and switch operating systems through their published open APIs.
AOS DC gives you a turnkey design automation tool. It asks you a few simple questions, such as your oversubscription goals, redundancy needs (e.g. MLAG and ECMP), and segmentation requirements (EVPN), then renders a vendor-agnostic, BGP-EVPN topology diagram for you to review and approve, in seconds.
Apstra translates system-level network intent into box-by-box details. It allows admins to declare high-level goals, such as “move these endpoints into these security zones”, or “find traffic imbalance across these links”, and deploy optimal configurations to or extract most relevant insights from the network in real-time, regardless of vendor choice. Apstra enables IT to instantly adopt infrastructure as code without coding, and pinpoint and resolve disruptions.
Apstra enables you to see the relationships and interdependencies between millions of data center elements. For example, logical elements from BGP and EVPN down to IP addresses and VXLAN IDs, virtual elements like virtual switches and VMs, and physical elements from redundant links down to transceivers. Apstra makes it easy to instantly pinpoint and resolve issues across all infrastructure silos, regardless of vendor hardware specific details.
Unlike hardware-specific management software that tightly ties operational life cycles with hardware life cycles, Apstra completely decouples operations and management procedures from the underlying hardware life cycles, including vendor choice and arcane specificities — from day 0 design through day X operations.