Apstra Operating System (AOS) is a Distributed Operating System for the data center network. You can deploy AOS across a network infrastructure that comprises a wide variety of name-brand or white-box network hardware, decoupling your network service design and operations from the lower-level, error-prone, manual workflows required by vendor-specific networking hardware. It reduces time and risk in all aspects of network design and operations..
|Category||Networking Software-Only Stacks|
The Apstra Operating System (AOS) takes a distributed systems approach, is intent driven, and integrates all aspects of Day 0, 1, and 2+ operations including closed loop, continuous validation. It takes a device-driver approach to supporting a variety of vendor equipment and works in conjunction with the per-box network OS.
|Software Networking Functions||
AOS uses “intents” as declarative specifications of desired outcomes (services), conveying the need for cooperative behavior of the system infrastructure, without specifying imperative commands that prescribe how to achieve it (the desired outcome). The manner in which system resources are composed by intent is determined by a reference design.
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Healthcare and Enterprise|
|In Customer Deployment||No|
|OCP Initiatives||Wedge 100|
AOS now supports both conventional devices from established vendors and OCP components, which provides customers a smooth, risk-free path to experiment with OCP-based deployments and take advantage of the massive operational efficiencies of Facebook-like network designs.
|Linux Foundation Initiatives||Not applicable.|
|Performance and Scalability||
The ability to scale workloads across multiple hosts, multiple fabrics, and even multiple datacenters provides enterprises with a scale and flexibility well beyond any other technology available today.