Integrated IBN tool aims to simplify network deployment and operations

Apstra, a software specialist in Intent-Based Networking (IBN) , has released the latest evolution of Apstra AOS, preparing for the rapid growth of the IBN market.

AOS 3.3 reportedly includes advanced IBN capabilities to Juniper Networks switching in addition to a wide array of operational and open-networking enhancements that enable enterprises to react more quickly to compressed timelines and unforeseen business shifts while claiming the best end-user experience possible. These enhancements are designed to increase the speed and reliability with which networks are deployed and operated in the data centre.

According to a recent Global Market Insights report, Intent-based Networking market growth exceeded US$900 million (€756 million) in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 30% between 2020 and 2026. The accelerated adoption of IBN solutions comes at a time when data centres must meet the compressed timelines of the business while delivering operational simplicity that meets or exceeds the cloud, but with reliability.

Deploying an IBN solution is critical for enterprises doubling down on digital transformation efforts, which require data centre network agility, increased availability, and improved ROI. Businesses are three times more likely to fail in their digital transformation efforts if they don’t transform their networks first.

“The monitoring and managing of Data Centre operations continue to grow progressively more complex and increasingly mission-critical as enterprises accelerate their digital transformation,” says Mansour Karam, founder, and president of Apstra. “IBN is the solution that many network architects and operators are counting on to help their organisations keep up.

As the rise of IBN comes into focus, extending our unique and advanced IBN capabilities to Juniper Networks, paired with the operational enhancements, allows us to deliver our industry-leading solution across a wider variety of hardware choices.”

Apstra’s AOS is a critical piece of the puzzle in driving toward closed-loop automation and validation. The unique technology addresses the sheer network complexity facing architects and operators by applying day 0 validation and analytics while leveraging a single network source of truth. Apstra empowers organisations to realise the significant efficiencies and benefits of Day 0 operationsresulting from IBN.

“The extreme demands of Switzerland’s renowned financial services industry needs an infrastructure that guarantees the lowest latency and response times with high-cost efficiency and high levels of reliability,” explains Hanspeter Tinner, chief service officer and co-founder of Beelastic.

“This is only possible if the latest technologies are used throughout. Apstra’s end-to-end automation and simple operational model helps us deliver the lowest response times with the highest cost efficiency and reliability. And with their rapid feature velocity, we are confident they’ll continue delivering on our and our customers’ requirements in the future.”

Apstra AOS empowers organisations to automate all aspects of the network design, build, deploy, and operate phases. The leading IBN solution leverages advanced intent-based analytics to continuously validate the network, thereby eliminating complexity, vulnerabilities, and outages resulting in a secure and resilient network.

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