How the New Apstra AOS 3.2 Helps Network Administrators with Time...
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How the New Apstra AOS 3.2 Helps Network Administrators with Time Travel?

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Apstra AOS 3.2, the latest product release of Apstra, has added an operating system capability known as Intent Time Voyager. What new skills this new feature has brought along with it.

FREMONT, CA: Apstra, the intent-based networking and intent-based analytics solution provider, has recently unveiled its new product launch, Apstra AOS 3.2. The product aims at empowering IT with enhanced flexibility and control of their data center network operations without the need to increase the budget or add resources. AOS 3.2  avoids outages, significantly decreases operational cost, facilitates deployments, and amplifies existing talent for some giant enterprise data centers in the world. Apstra extracts intricacy with a sophisticated software layer and complete automation of network function services that adjust to instant changes.

The product helps IT in recovering quickly from damages caused by machines or humans by empowering network engineers to retrieve their entire data center fabric state, configuration, and constant real-time validation to a particular point of time; forward or backward with a few easy clicks. This significantly accelerates time to recovery from brownouts and network failures. Apstra AOS single source of truth and self-documenting capability has empowered this explicit Intent Time Voyager capability, which also offers assurance validation about the drift between the operational and intended state of the entire fabric.

Apstra AOS’s latest version allows the business to conveniently scale-out their services within the data center itself or across the data centers in order to assist increased demands and for implementing migration and disaster recovery strategies.

Apstra Intent-Based Networking + SONiC

Apstra has also expanded its enterprise support for SONiC. Apstra now also supports SONiC in spine, leaf, or superspine data center network architectures.

 “Apstra AOS 3.2 is packed with innovative capabilities such as the industry’s first and only Intent Time Voyager capability which allows you to travel through the history of your network, and bring your network back to any known state in time helping to resolve network outages,” said Sean Hafeez, VP of Product at Apstra. “In addition, the latest product offers continued support for OCP SONiC, which enables network engineers to safely add newer OSS offerings to their networking toolkit.”

Finally, AOS 3.2 allows network operators to get a quick insight into the health of their network fabrics. Moreover, the operators have become capable of creating their own probes, dashboards, and widgets for extracting information about a huge variety of parameters like device health, throughput health, EVPN validation, traffic trends, drain validation, fabric health for virtual infrastructures, and virtual infrastructure redundancy checks.

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