Apstra, the Intent-Based Networking (IBN) and multinational software company, announced the update of its data center network automation, validation, and analytics software with significant SONiC operational and feature enhancements. This update makes the deployment easier and eliminates operational challenges that were barriers to entry for SONiC.
For easy deployment of SONiC
Apstra integrates with SONiC, developed by Microsoft and the Open Compute Project (OCP), to configure and automate for easy deployment and operation in your data center network. Now, all companies can benefit from significant benefits and efficiencies of open networking that the hyper-scale and web-scale companies have recognized for years.
Mansour Karam, co-founder, and president of Apstra, said,
“Apstra eliminates the barriers to entry and is a strategic enabler for enterprises deploying and operating SONiC. Apstra’s software abstracts the switch OS complexity to present a consistent operational model across all switch OS options, including SONiC.”
Apstra’s latest software release comes with commercial single-vendor support for SONiC, functionality enhancements including Data Center Interconnect, top-of-rack, and spine feature parity with commercial network vendors.
Furthermore, Apstra helps enterprises to standardize on a consistent operational model across multiple hardware vendors and network operating systems, including SONiC, Juniper, Arista, Cisco, Cumulus, Dell, and VMware.