A year ago Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad) and I introduced Apstra and AOS version 1.0 at Network Field Day 13. Without a doubt it was an AOSome event! If you missed the show you can catch our videos here. Derick and I focused on the AOS data center application, and with it introduced concepts of Intent-Based Network Systems. Since Apstra’s launch the industry has rallied around IBN. I am so excited to be a part of Apstra, pioneering this new technology and approach that I like to call the “Iron Man suit” for network professionals. At NFD13 we showed you AOS from the network operator’s point of view, that is, how networking teams can use AOS to automate network services in the data center. Many companies have asked us how they could build their own Intent Based Networking applications on AOS. Given such tremendous interest, Derick and the team will be back at NFD16 to give you a peek under the hood and feature parts of AOS that drives all IBN applications.