Arista Networks 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 10 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.
At the core of Arista’s platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.
Arista was recognized by Gartner as a “leader” in its “2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking” based on a number of factors, including high growth, technology solutions and flexible software. The Arista team is comprised of experienced management and engineering talent from leading networking companies. Arista designs revolutionary products in California and delivers them worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers with a strong dedication to partner and customer success.
Arista’s innovations mean real savings in total cost of ownership (TCO) for our customers, who are trying to achieve cloud scale economics. The Arista product line offers dramatically lower datacenter capex compared to prior generation equipment. Leveraging merchant silicon, Arista switches offer high 10 GbE port density and power efficiency, with up to 96 ports per RU at under 2.5W per port. The two-tier, leaf-spine network architectures that Arista brought to market eliminate the cost and complexity of traditional three-tier designs. Reducing the footprint and power utilization of network switches means that every rack can support more servers and more storage.
The Arista EOS advantage of a modern architecture, better network visibility and open programmability on a network-wide basis makes it possible to simplify datacenter network operations. The single EOS image across the product line means that new release certification in typical networks can be reduced from several man-years down to one or two months. Most datacenter network vendors have a unique image per switch model; for three-tier networks, this can easily result in six images or more to certify per release cycle.
The programmability of EOS makes it possible to automate provisioning and upgrades. Automation takes the legacy requirement of multi-hour processes per switch and reduces it to minutes and even seconds. With Arista’s network rollback capability, it is simple to restore a previous configuration or software version across the network, when needed. The visibility toolset of EOS accelerates the time to resolution for network issues such as performance troubleshooting, virtual machine misconfigurations and cluster management for big data. Additionally, with the turnkey approach of CloudVision, customers can more easily and rapidly realize the gains from automation of their workflows and orchestration of their workloads for migration between private and public clouds facilitating hybrid cloud solutions.