Arista Networks today announced the next phase of Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System), enabling customers to focus on real-time migration from legacy enterprise silos to private, public and hybrid cloud networking. This evolution is based on three powerful building blocks: Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and Container Support.
Arista EOS is the industry’s only open and programmable, state-driven, publish-subscribe-notify architecture built for cloud networking. Building upon Arista's state driven system-level SysDB concept, Arista introduces NetDB™, a network-wide state repository that increases network scalability, agent efficiency, and resilience.
“The infrastructure underlying a network operating system is the foundation for delivering a flexible and resilient solution to customers. Arista EOS, originally built on a state-sharing database, has proven stable and scalable in the largest cloud networking environments. Today’s NetDB introduction represents our continued investment in Arista EOS, as it evolves to meet the changing needs of the cloud,” said Ken Duda, CTO and Senior Vice President of Software Engineering for Arista.
Essential Elements for Cloud Design
Infrastructure - NetDB expands the network roles for Arista’s spine platforms. With NetDB enhancements, EOS now supports in excess of 1 million routes and 100,000 tunnels for increased cloud scale. NetDB also provides the ability to aggregate the network state of all EOS devices to a common point through the CloudVision® platform and, from there, stream network-wide telemetry data to improve network operations visibility and historical analytics.
Built with extensibility at its core, EOS continues to evolve its API infrastructure with new support for agents written in the increasingly popular Go programming language, as well as support for OpenConfig APIs and data models.
Hybrid Cloud - Arista EOS features support for workload migration between private and public workloads and CloudVision management for hybrid cloud solutions. By delivering appropriate EOS Tracer tools for cloud-bursting, enterprise customers can now seamlessly execute their hybrid cloud roadmap. This bridges the gap between private and public clouds.
Container Support - Arista EOS extends its virtualization support by adding both the ability to run Docker containers on EOS, as well as improved physical and virtual visibility with Container Tracer. Container support in EOS offers customers the flexibility to load container-based applications directly onto the Arista EOS platform. Complementing visibility tools for bare metal and hypervisor designs, Container Tracer delivers advanced monitoring capabilities for emerging container-based applications.
The NetDB EOS enhancements are integrated into the latest EOS releases and are transparent to customer deployments. This natural evolution maintains the same single binary image philosophy and non-disruptive upgrade capabilities.
The additional new infrastructure enhancements will be generally available in Q1 2016.
About Arista Networks
Arista Networks (arista.com) was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista's award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than five million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.
ARISTA, EOS, CloudVision, Spline and NetDB 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 respective owners. Additional information and resources can be found at arista.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the benefits of EOS® and NetDB™ including increased network scalability, agent efficiency and resilience, their ability to meet the evolving needs of the cloud and their general availability. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements including: our limited operating history and experience with developing and releasing new products; product, support or service quality problems; rapidly evolving changes in technology, customer requirements and industry standards as well as other risks stated in our filings with the SEC available on Arista's website at arista.com and the SEC's website at sec.gov. Arista disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
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