Juniper Networks at Cloud Field Day 18

At Cloud Field Day this week, Juniper Networks demonstrated their innovative approach towards data center and cloud networking, with an emphasis on their 2020 acquisition of Apstra. The technology presents automation solutions that reduce risk of misconfiguration and speed up the work process for network operators, using features such as intent-based networking, AI-driven insights, and application awareness. According to Eric Wright, the presentations underscored the significance of automation and data-driven optimization in achieving reliable, consistent, and resilient network management, especially in the dynamically evolving landscape of AI and ML.

Juniper Apstra at Cloud Field Day 18

Ken Nalbone reflects on Juniper Apstra’s presentation at Cloud Field Day 18, where they aimed to make the data center as easy as the cloud. He debates the premise of treating data centers and clouds as distinct entities, suggesting that a well-architected and automated infrastructure effectively qualifies as a cloud. He concludes that the use of AI capabilities, supported by integrations such as VMware, Kubernetes, and Terraform, can help meet the adaptive, user-friendly expectations of the modern enterprise.

Juniper Networks IaC Apstra

Nathan Bennett takes a deep dive into the challenge of automating the datacenter just like the cloud with Juniper Apstra. Leveraging a detailed demonstration of network orchestration using Terraform, Apstra showed how they can transform networking and speed up digital transformation. Bennett’s write-up gives a step-by-step account of how a fully functional spine and leaf network can be built and even migrated into AWS.

Juniper Apstra at Cloud Field Day 18

In this LinkedIn article, Ken Nalbone reviews Juniper Network’s software product, Apstra, presented at Cloud Field Day 18. Apstra is designed to automate network operations and simplify the management of data center networks. The comprehensive analysis covers the product’s capabilities in intent-based networking and overall ease of use, potentially making it a valuable addition to any organization’s network management toolkit.

Private Data Centers vs. Public Cloud: Can Apstra Automation Bridge the Gap?

In this post, Keith Townsend discusses the ongoing debate between private data centers and public clouds, highlighting the role Juniper Apstra Automation could play in bridging the gap. The article underscores Apstra’s ability to create a unified approach to IT operations, reducing operational overhead, and creating a more seamless technology ecosystem. Keith advocates for Apstra Automation as a potential solution to enhance data center efficiency in both private and public cloud environments.

NFD29: Juniper Apstra Goes FreeForm

Juniper presented on their Apstra product at this past Networking Field Day, now Pete Welcher is writing on his thoughts. He says “if you need automated campus or datacenter fabric management, take a look at Juniper Apstra.” Juniper surprised Pete, and other delegates, with Apstra FreeForm, visit Pete’s LinkedIn for more!

Juniper Apstra Freeform Supports New Topologies, Protocols for Data Center Automation-With Caveats

At the most recent Networking Field Day, Juniper Networks announced their Apstra data center automation technology; Freeform. In this article, Drew Conry-Murray goes into detail on Freeform and what goal’s Apstra has with this new technology. Take a look here at Drew’s thoughts!

Network Field Day 29 – Day 2: Juniper Apstra

Check out Jordan Villarreal’s recap of Juniper’s presentation at the latest Networking Field Day event! You can check out his thoughts on his YouTube page, System MTU One, and be sure to check out all of the videos from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website!

Even More to Explore With Networking Field Day 29!

Check out Tom Hollingsworth details of the most recent Networking Field Day presentation line-up! You can find all the videos from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website.

D://xprs0017: Processors in Italy, a British Comeback and the Email Celebrates Its Birthday

Kerstin Steif and Wolfgang Steif, Field Day delegates, lay out some interesting information that was leaked by AMD about the next generation EPYC processors. They discuss facts leaked about Intel, Versa Networks, Juniper Networks, and Apstra and what Field Day events a few of these companies presented at. Check out what Kerstin and Wolfgang are up to!

Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra

Tom Hollingsworth knows how handy rolling back changes can be when troubleshooting. At Networking Field Day in October, Apstra’s presentation caught his attention. During its presentation, the company highlighted its Apstra Time Voyager, which allows network-wide rollbacks. This concept is exciting, as Tom says, “I was quite literally hopping up and down in my chair when I saw this section.” See what else Tom had to say about Apstra Time Voyager on!

Network Field Day 23: Apstra Manages Your Datacenter Fabric

Networking Field Day delegate Pete Welcher has been following Apstra for years, thanks in part to their presence at Tech Field Day since 2016! In a recent post, Pete goes on a deep dive of the Apstra offerings and Networking Field Day presentations. He praises Apstra for their simplicity and highlights some of the advantages of using them such as improving network reliability and decreasing outages. Check out all of Pete’s thoughts as well as the Apstra presentation on our website!

Network Field Day 23 Overview, or Throw Out Your Net Management Tools, They’re Obsolete!

There is a network management revolution going on, and legacy systems are no longer going to cut it. Airvine, Apstra, Arista, Boradcom, Catchpoint, Cisco, Intel, IP Fabric, Juniper Networks and PathSolutions came together at Network Field Day 23 to showcase how each of their products is making waves in the network management space. Peter Welcher, Network Field Day 23 delegate and tech expert came to the conclusion that it is time to modernize company’s network management tools, or die, based on what he saw at the event.

Looking Forward to Network Field Day 23

Pete Welcher posted about our September Networking Field Day event over on LinkedIn. He’s looking forward to the event overall, but the highlight of this article are his thoughts about the presenting companies. He mentions Arista, Cisco, Juniper Networks, and Palo Alto, which he calls “four of the top five” networking companies. He’s also keen on seeing Apstra, Broadcom, Catchpoint, Intel, PathSolutions, and VMware, though the latter is not able to present at this event this time.

Apstra’s Intent – What Do They Mean?

Dan Frith heard from Apstra for the first time at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019. Their intent-based networking and overall infrastructure vision with their Apstra Operating System was a bit out of Dan’s typical fare, which is more typically grounded in storage. After hearing their presentation, Dan was definitely impressed by their solutions, and can see why the company get’s a lot of buzz.

Apstra’s VMworld US 2019 Experience

Apstra presented at Tech Field Day Extra at VMWorld US 2019 earlier this month. They are no stranger to the Field Day audience and delegates, having presented at several Networking Field Days in the past. In this post, Apstra’s Rami Rammaha reviews some of their announcements and highlights from the event and their presentation.

A Software First Approach

Tech Field Day delegate stalwart Al Rasheed heard an update from Apstra at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019. He was familiar with the company based on their prior presentation at Networking Field Day. They presented on how companies often take a hardware-first approach to infrastructure transformation. This locks them into specific solutions and reduces their agility long term. Apstra demonstrated why they advocate a software-first approach to infrastructure, one that gives organizations the most option to meet their business needs over time.

Disclosure: VMworld 2019

Justin Warren went to VMworld US 2019 this year, and he’s a familiar face at the event. It was great to have him as a delegate for our Tech Field Day Extra presentations as well. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to get all of the video content from the event.

Don’t Miss the Latest Innovations by Apstra at VMworld US 2019

Apstra is preparing to make a splash at VMworld, including an appearance at our special Tech Field Day Extra sessions on Wednesday. Swing by their booth for a demo if you’re in San Francisco, and watch our web site and social media accounts for their presentation!

Level Up Your NetOps With Apstra

Phil Gervasi found Apstra’s presentation at Networking Field Day late last year to be interesting. The company broke down what it means by Intent-Based Networking, defining four distinct levels. Apstra claimed that most IBN companies are offering just basic automation or perhaps a single source of truth. But the company outlined how they want to move beyond that and get to a truly self-operating network.