Rapidly Build and Operate Physical and Overlay Networks

Apstra has an upcoming webinar that helps answer a lot of questions around how we are able to dramatically decrease time to market for new data center deployments. As part of the webinar, I will be providing a scenario and showing how AOS™ 2.0 automates the design and operations of complex networks and server compute pools. Here is a sneak peak of what we will cover.

Suppose your CTO has recently told you that the Finance department has decided to create a new application to handle an upcoming new product launch. You have heard a bit about the app and know roughly what to expect, and you’ve built similar environments in the past. Other architects in your organization have promised the CTO it will take two months to create and test the new system before handing it over to Finance for the application to go live.

You’ve built a similar system using VMware ESX and your standard Arista and Cumulus hardware switches, so you know what it will take to complete. You have to create a new diagram, cabling cutsheets, device configs, and once the system comes online you need to get all of the necessary elements into your common monitoring platform so the NOC can take over the daily operations. You have the hardware and need to complete the cabling, which might take a day to patch correctly. All in all you are thinking this will take about two weeks to finish, which is a big improvement over the two month time window that the CTO expects.

But what if you could provide some basic logic, or what we call “Intent”, and have the system configuration completed in 15 minutes? Once you have the configs on the devices you can start patching the cables in and testing everything. Then comes the inevitable challenge of finding the one or two typos you made in the configs or cabling matrix, which always takes too much time. Finally you need to get all of the elements including routing, switching, physical connectivity, and performance monitors into the monitoring system.

Would you get recognized for incredible service if you could do this all in one day? Would the CTO ask you how you were able to beat their expectations by many weeks, and would this result in improved chances for a raise or promotion in the future? And would you be able to sleep at night knowing that the network was built perfectly with no mistakes that might have the NOC waking you up in the middle of the night when they found the one config error you had missed?

We feel that the answers to these questions would be an undoubtable “Yes”, and on this upcoming webinar we’ll show you how AOS can do exactly what we just described.

Please join us on at 11:00am PST 2:00pm EST on Tuesday, December 19 to see AOS in action and learn how to transform your business and life.



Glowbiotics MD Probiotic Instant Resurfacing Pads & Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream

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Go Slow When You Are Under Pressure

What can we learn from the new U.S. Open champion, Brooks Koepka? Here is one important lesson: Go slow when you are under pressure.

If you watched Brooks during the final round of the U.S. Open, he never walked fast. In fact, the TV commentators on a few occasions commented that he was walking slower than usual. How did this help Koepka win the Open? And how can it help you play better under pressure?


Apstra AOS 2.0 for Custom Telemetry Applications

At ONUG Fall 2017, Apstra was invited to present an AOS™ Proof of Concept.  With just 10 minutes to present, we were invited to show off the major new developments in our 2.0 release that enable custom telemetry functions and visualizations.  I could talk about this stuff for hours, but was time-challenged to select just a few of the customer use cases that would be most relevant to the leaders of the open networking revolution.

AOS has at its heart a highly scalable datastore that can ingest a tremendous amount of state information and maintain the contextual value of each element.  Couple this with a flexible GraphQL schema, and you can inspect both the desired state and the current operating conditions.  There is virtually no delay in this process, so asking simple or complex questions about the entire network becomes trivial.

This is an amazing development in the world of IT, but the question now becomes how do customers want to use these capabilities?  Do you know of a certain condition that exists in your environment that causes application issues?  How many commands does it take for you to identify this issue?  All of your expert knowledge about these events can be crafted into simple bits of code that can be run within AOS continuously.  Got a best practice that you want to run everywhere?  That takes only a few minutes to write, and then you are guaranteed that the network will always contain this search intent.  You can even build your own remediation methods or simply alert the NOC or operators that a rule has been violated.

Please take 10 minutes to watch the video and then consider this question:

If you had these powers, what would YOU do to improve the state of your business operations?


Bobby’s Holiday Film “The Nativity Bodyguard Statue”

“The Nativity Bodyguard Statue,” is on track to become the highest grossing “anti-vandalism” Nativity scene Holiday Film in-motion-picture history!

Bobby’s Holiday Film. “The Nativity Bodyguard Statue.” aka “Does my concealed weapon make me look FAT!”

In a rare action film starring role. Bobby Kosser plays The Nativity Bodyguard Statue.

Valued at just under $1B. This is the most ancient Nativity Scene by 1 year.*per 3001 B.C.

Bobby shines in his bodyguard statue scene as he tries to take the vandal out of vandalism.

Instead, young pranksters shoot him with a stun gun. Teens steal 10 chickens & kidnap the wisest wise men.

They even spray paint sunglasses on Bobby’s face! It’s in the police report!

Reviewers said “Bobby’s through the roof lack of range, is a perfect fit as the Nativity Bodyguard Statue.”

The film’s best line is when Bobby asks “Does my concealed weapon make me look fat!!”