RESEARCH PAPER: Apstra’s AOS: Distributed Network OS

By John Fruehe - June 22, 2016
Networks today are struggling under the weight of 25 years of proprietary technology and manual processes. Customers either have been tied down to a single vendor in order to ensure interoperability or have been forced into integrating and maintaining multiple vendors’ equipment on their own, with plenty of headaches and finger pointing when things do not run as anticipated. You can download the paper here. Apstra

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Today's Needs
  • Apstra Charts a Different Course
  • AOS Delivers Distributed Network Automation
  • Distributed Operating System
  • Continuous Service Automation
  • Distributed Data Store
  • A Service-Oriented View
  • Device Management, Resource Management, & Other Platform Services
  • The Customer Process
  • Call to Action
  • Figure 1: The Apstra AOS Ecosystem
  • Figure 2: Apstra AOS Architecture

Companies Cited

  • Apstra
  • Arista Networks
  • Broadcomm
  • Cisco Systems
  • Cumulus
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Juniper Networks
  • Stanford Distributed Systems Group
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