Juniper Apstra Demo: Hire the best data center talent with a vendor-agnostic tool

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Avoid vendor lock-in.

With Juniper Apstra you can hire data center talent flexibly, choose vendors based on your IT and business requirements, and have more freedom to make the right decisions.

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You’ll learn

  • How to Juniper Apstra gives you freedom to make the right decisions

  • What the Apstra dashboard looks like during this process

Who is this for?

Business Leaders Network Professionals


0:02 when you hire do you hire Cisco

0:04 Engineers or do hire Network engineers

0:07 historically network engineering has

0:08 been an exercise in memorizing

0:10 vendor-specific CLI

0:12 this is why ccies have been so valuable

0:15 additionally more often than not your

0:17 Network's single source of Truth is not

0:19 stored in a document but instead it's

0:21 stored in the mind of your best engineer

0:24 but the work climate is changing many

0:26 experienced Network Engineers are aging

0:28 out

0:29 the competitive job market is like

0:31 nothing we've seen before

0:32 there is a serious shortage of

0:34 experienced Network engineers and

0:36 especially Engineers with experience on

0:38 your unique Network

0:40 so what happens if your Rockstar

0:41 engineer quits what will the impact be

0:43 to your team into your business can you

0:46 continue to operate at the pace you need

0:47 to

0:48 with apps or you can

0:50 appster's intent-based networking

0:52 platform is a multi-vendor design

0:53 deployment and operations tool that any

0:56 network engineer can use

0:58 they don't need to be experts on one

0:59 network operating system or really any

1:01 network operating system they just need

1:04 to understand networking

1:05 an Appster is your Network's

1:07 self-documenting single source of Truth

1:09 so you don't need to be concerned with

1:11 losing the tribal knowledge that only a

1:12 few of your best Engineers carry around

1:14 in their heads

1:16 in this demo we're going to deploy a new

1:18 virtual Network onto running data center

1:20 Fabrics in two different data centers

1:23 in the San Francisco data center we're

1:25 running a pair of spine switches a rack

1:27 with a redundant pair of leaf switches

1:29 and a second rack with a single leaf

1:31 switch all of these switches are from

1:33 Juniper Networks

1:36 we'll drill down into the stage menu to

1:38 create this virtual Network choosing

1:40 vxlan as a network type enabling DHCP

1:43 assigning a subnet and gateway address

1:46 creating a template for tagged

1:48 interfaces on the leaf switches and

1:50 choose which switches we're going to

1:51 deploy to

1:53 then we'll assign this virtual Network

1:55 to the available server-facing

1:56 interfaces on each Leaf switch

1:59 notice that we didn't enter any Juniper

2:01 syntax we simply entered the required

2:03 information needed to design this

2:05 virtual Network

2:06 apps will validate that required

2:08 information as we go and will catch

2:10 mistakes and let us know if something is

2:12 missing before we move on to the next

2:13 step

2:15 then apps will render the Juniper

2:17 configuration Syntax for us

2:20 let's take a look at some of the

2:21 rendered configs that we're about to

2:23 push to the network

2:25 that looks like junos

2:28 now I love junos but I'm glad I didn't

2:30 have to type all that

2:33 finally we'll commit these changes and

2:35 Napster will push the configuration

2:37 changes onto the devices that we're

2:38 using for this service simple

2:41 now let's take a look at the Seattle

2:42 Data Center

2:44 here we're running a multi-vendor

2:45 network there's a rack with a couple of

2:47 redone and Arista Leaf switches a rack

2:49 with a single Cisco Leaf switch and a

2:52 couple of spine switches that are

2:53 running the Sonic OS

2:55 now I don't know about you but I would

2:57 have a really tough time configuring a

2:58 new virtual Network in this data center

3:00 if I had to do it manually even if I

3:02 knew my way around each of these Network

3:04 operating systems it'd be really

3:06 challenging to have to remember the

3:07 unique syntax of each without making

3:09 mistakes this kind of network seems

3:12 risky but not with abstra

3:15 we're going to follow the same workflow

3:17 that we used in the San Francisco data

3:19 center we'll create a new virtual

3:20 Network enter the same type of

3:22 information create the same type of

3:24 interface template

3:26 and follow the same steps to choose

3:27 which switches we deploy to

3:30 we'll follow the same process to assign

3:32 this network to Leaf switch interfaces

3:34 and we're done

3:36 again we didn't need to remember any

3:37 vendor-specific syntax

3:39 we didn't even need to care if it was an

3:41 Aristo or a Cisco Leaf node as we can

3:44 see by looking at the rendered configs

3:45 Appster took care of the vendor specific

3:47 stuff for us

3:51 Appster gives you a reliable way to make

3:53 changes across any vendor

3:55 he'll be able to hire a smarter more

3:56 flexible Workforce hire them from

3:58 anywhere and solve the skills shortage

4:01 problem

4:02 you'll even be able to free up your

4:03 Rockstar Engineers to work on those

4:05 important business projects that you

4:06 just haven't had time to focus on

4:09 with abstra you can build expert data

4:11 centers without relying on data center

4:13 experts

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