Arista Networks – the next step in software-defined networking

Building the infrastructure you depend on in software is key to IT becoming more agile, unlocking valuable new commercial models, and helping you respond to new world challenges.  We’ve seen a rapid rise in this approach across the data centre and with the emergence of Arista Networks, now increasingly at the network layer.

Named a leader in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Networking, Arista Networks pioneers software-driven cloud networking solutions. Its ultra-low latency switches, according to CEO Jayshree Ullal, were “born” to support Software Defined Networking (SDN), bringing improved performance and lower power consumption to networks all over the globe. Using non-proprietary components and merchant silicon has also meant that customers benefit from vastly reduced OPEX costs versus legacy technologies.

EOS – the secret sauce

Every one of Arista’s switches is powered by EOS (Extensible Operating System). Built on an open source Linux core, EOS is the world’s most advanced network operating system, primarily because it is open to third party development.  This accelerates the delivery of new functionality and puts control in the hands of the users by enabling them to write scripts at will and leverage greater automation. Its entirely programmable, open architecture is tailored to support users’ unique cloud networking requirements, seamlessly interoperating with much of the existing network fabric already in place. Thanks to EOS CloudVision, this visibility and control can also be extended networkwide via a single user interface.

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We’ve partnered with Arista to help our customers:

  • Take steps towards building a software-defined network
  • Scale networks that seamlessly integrate with any vendor hardware
  • Lower overall OPEX spend

If you would like to learn more about Arista and its products, speak to one of the team today.

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