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Apstra Teams with Dell Technologies for SONiC

May 13, 2020

Apstra, together with Dell Technologies at OCP Virtual Summit expanded opportunities for the SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) ecosystem. Through this collaboration, Apstra is capable of providing a complete white-glove solution.

These relationships are focused on expanding our SONiC support to make it a viable option to enterprise customers. Apstra has been working closely with Dell Technologies and together, we are taking SONiC to the next level. The latest version of SONiC supports protocols that are critical to the enterprise space, such as EVPN and VXLAN. Now, Fortune 500 and Global 2000 Enterprise customers will realize the significant benefits and efficiencies of open networking, that the hyper-scale and web-scale companies have realized for years.

Apstra firmly believes that innovation goes hand in hand with flexibility and simplicity. Apstra delivers software that uses Intent-Based Networking to simplify data center network management dramatically automating the build, operations, troubleshooting, and security of your data center network. The result of these benefits is savings on downstream costs, and exponentially more value from your networking investments, equating to considerably higher business value. Apstra continues to focus on automating the architecture and operations for data center networks and will be participating in the OCP Virtual Summit this week to showcase our flagship product, AOS.

New Apstra SONiC NOS Enhancements include:

AOS support for SONiC devices as Leaf/Spine/Super spine

Apstra supports SONiC devices within an AOS managed fabric (including 24/7 support)

Support for new capabilities for EVPN/VXLAN, which open up SONiC to the enterprise market

"In working with Apstra, we are making it possible to drastically simplify the management of massive and complex networks," said Drew Schulke, Vice President of Networking at Dell Technologies. "The solution combines industry-leading hardware, automation, and analytics, enabling enterprise data center transformations all while leveraging open networking to eliminate vendor lock-in."

"Apstra is a strong advocate of network disaggregation. We are unwavering in our commitment to deliver automated, hardware-independent, turnkey infrastructure operations at scale. Apstra continues to evolve, adding network operating systems to our hardware compatibility while continually focusing on the demand and needs of our customers," said Mansour Karam, Co-Founder and President of Apstra. "Apstra's integration with the latest version of SONiC, which includes protocols such as EVPN/VXLAN, expands the options for enterprises to deploy data center networks by removing hardware constraints, and complexities."

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