Arista Networks

Arista Networks delivers cloud networking solutions for large datacenter and computing environments. Arista offers best-of-breed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches that redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS), a pioneering new software architecture with self-healing and live in-service software upgrade capabilities.

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Whitepaper: Cloud Networking Services

by Arista NetworksJun 23, 2009

Cloud computing is a compelling way to deliver web-based and non-web-based applications that better utilize the physical infrastructure, while lowering costs by moving from silos of expensive customized servers to racks of cost-effective ones. Due to the elastic nature of clouds, a particular application may be delivered from one physical location at a given moment but from a different, potentially far-away location in the same cloud at a later moment. Performance and scaling of cloud computing is very important for all modern web applications due to the high bandwidth needed on a per transaction basis, number of transactions and transaction rate.

What implications do new interaction models have on L4-L7 application delivery services infrastructure? For one, a high degree of scalability and handling of peak loads will be required as larger sets of users access cloud applications. Second, the always-on nature of cloud applications requires resiliency in L4-L7 cloud networking services. Third, the agile nature of cloud applications themselves require that cloud-networking services be dynamically provisioned and �follow� application workloads wherever they meander. And finally, the fundamental cloud tenant of efficiency requires that cloud network services be shared across different applications and user communities without unduly increasing the physical infrastructure and/or its complexity.

A thoughtful and seamless L2-L7 cloud networking services foundation with breakthrough price-performance enables 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet to be deployed everywhere in the data center, which can significantly improve server utilization and consequently data center power efficiency without compromising application performance.

Whitepaper: Architecting Low Latency Cloud Networks

by Arista NetworksJun 05, 2009

As data centers transition to next generation virtualized & elastic cloud architectures, high performance and resilient cloud networking has become a requirement for delivering always-on, always-available applications.

Over the last decade response time requirements have been rigorously tightened, toward fractions of a second, and both network and compute latencies need to be reduced in parallel. An architectural approach is needed so that response times are consistently and measurably enhanced across a wide set of cloud applications. And because latency optimization is implemented at the infrastructure level, it needs to be future proof to meet latency demands 3 to 5 years out. Furthermore, it is critical that low latency infrastructure fabric be built using standards-based and widely used technologies for broad- based cloud deployments.

The drive for scalable and efficient cloud networks has led to 10Gb Ethernet as the interface of choice for simultaneously transporting data, storage and compute information over a common Ethernet cloud. Arista Networks and Citrix have adopted an architectural approach to building low latency cloud networks. Arista's wire-rate, non-blocking and ultra low latency 1Gb/10GbE switches combine with Citrix's VPX application delivery to enable resilient and multi-application cloud networks.