|[February 04, 2014]
Arista Delivers Two Millionth High Speed Cloud Networking Port
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Arista Networks, Inc. today announced the crossing of another major
milestone, shipping its two millionth, high speed, 10/40/100Gb Ethernet
port for data center and cloud applications. This is being fueled by the
increased acceptance of cloud computing and services, causing
significant growth since the internet boom of the 1990s.
"We are pleased with the migration to modern data center and cloud
platforms from legacy networks. This is providing significant
opportunity for Arista's disruptive innovations," stated Jayshree Ullal,
president and CEO at Arista Networks. "Arista EOS, coupled with advanced
platforms, demonstrates our unwavering commitment to customers
towards open standards and software
defined networks (SDN)."
Smart System Upgrade: Key Network Application for Workflow
Arista introduces Smart
System Upgrade (SSU), yet another network application delivered
EOS that enables IT professionals and DevOps teams to automate and
program the network's operaing behavior during change control, to align
with the other mission critical systems in the cloud and data center.
SSU works at multiple layers from orchestration platforms, ticketing
systems, and virtualization platforms all the way down to the network
layer. Key examples of SSU components and features that enable a
streamlined IT workflow are:
Orchestration Layer: SSU provides programmable interconnects with
leading orchestration and DevOps automation systems such as Puppet,
Chef, and Ansible enabling systems to be dynamically re-balanced and
re-positioned prior to any planned network outages.
Virtualization and Cloud Management Layers: SSU integrates with
VMware, Microsoft (News - Alert) System Center, and OpenStack so that virtual workloads
can be migrated and positioned prior to planned network outages.
Integration with the Automated Event Management system in Arista EOS
also enables these workload re-balancing events to be triggered based on
load, link availability, or other high priority conditions.
Network Layer: Arista EOS provides programmatic control over
network topology structure enabling coordinated upgrades with adjacent
switching and routing devices via its latest features. Accelerated
System Upgrades: In the upcoming Arista EOS 14.4.1 release, SSU is being
enhanced with a new feature that enables the network device to be
restarted 'in place' with minimal disruption to any adjacency. This is
designed to enable cloud environments to achieve the most stringent
service-level agreements and enable enterprise-class cloud deployments.
Core Operating System Layer: Arista EOS's foundation and
multi-process state sharing system provide the ability for individual
processes to be restarted, upgraded, and programmatically controlled to
maintain maximum system uptime via its SFR (News - Alert)/SFC (Software Fault
Containment/Recovery Mechanisms). This self-healing architecture brings
modern OS design principles to the networking industry improving system
reliability and operational availability.
"Arista's SSU lets us customize our network exactly for our stack," said
Artur Bergman, CEO of Fastly, the innovative CDN. "The shift we're
seeing in moving from just configuring a network to being able to
program one gives us a huge boost in efficiency, much better reliability
and greater flexibility to respond to any changes we or our customers
The combination of the Arista EOS core architecture, advanced network
applications like Smart System Upgrade, and the commitment to supporting
open standards and non-proprietary protocols, has enabled Arista to
quickly establish itself as a leader in 10, 40, and 100Gb Ethernet - the
high speed, portion of the 10B cloud networking market. In a recent test
performed by the Lippis
Report, the award winning Arista 7500E broke multiple test records
and the report concluded that the switch retained its status as the most
widely deployed spine switch in the 288 40GbE modular category.
About Arista Networks
The company was founded to deliver software-defined cloud networking
solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista's
award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness,
and price-performance, with over 2000 customers and more than two
million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of
Arista's platform is EOS, the world's most advanced network operating
system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through
distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.
ARISTA, EOS and Spline are among the registered and unregistered
trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world.
Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their
Additional information and resources on today's announcement can be
found at: http://www.aristanetworks.com
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