Manish Sampat Brings Two Decades of Expertise in Networking and Security to Scale Apstra Engineering Team

MENLO PARK, CA – February 21, 2018 – Apstra® Inc., the pioneer in intent-based networking, announced today that Manish Sampat has joined the company as vice president of engineering and will head all engineering efforts for the company. Sampat is a seasoned strategic leader who brings more than 20 years of experience to Apstra at a time when the company is empowering network operators, changing the competitive landscape, and simplifying how companies design, build and operate next-generation data center networks.

Prior to Apstra, Manish was at Palo Alto Networks for over six years, where he was vice president of engineering, management software/cloud services. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, he was at Clearwell (acquired by Symantec), Peribit (acquired by Juniper Networks), and Vital Signs Software (acquired by Lucent Technologies).

Manish brings with him extensive experience in the areas of network management, distributed systems, cloud services, and security. He has strong management experience building out engineering organizations within high growth startup environments and extensive hands-on experience with different types of software development processes including Agile, Waterfall and hybrid.

“We are thrilled to welcome Manish to our growing team,” said Mansour Karam, CEO and founder of Apstra, Inc. “Manish has unique depth and understanding of both the networking and security sectors and has contributed throughout his career to building great products that had a major impact on the industry. He shares our core values and has the ability to effectively lead our talented team of engineers globally.”

“It’s an exciting time at Apstra and I am looking forward to leveraging our deep expertise in intent-based networking to empower network operators with solutions that transform the status quo in their data center operations,” said Manish Sampat, VP of engineering at Apstra. “Apstra disrupts how data centers are run today and I look forward to leading and expanding this passionate engineering team to help large enterprise customers realize massive TCO savings through data center network automation. Apstra’s culture offers a great environment for an incredible engineering team to work on the complex problem of driving business agility through autonomous data center operations.”

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About Apstra, Inc.
Apstra has delivered the only Intent-Based Network operating system that enables a Self-Operating Network™, an autonomous network that configures itself, fixes itself and defends itself. The company is redefining network operations and economics to make the network a CIO’s most valuable asset to address business velocity. The Apstra Operating System (AOS) provides the only vendor-agnostic, intent-based, closed-loop “command and control” system delivering agility and massive TCO savings through automation of the full lifecycle of network operations. Apstra is based in Menlo Park and is privately funded.
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