EOS CloudVision

Arista has pioneered the networking industry with its software defined cloud networking approach built on top of Arista EOS® with programmable interfaces, publish-subscribe state separation, resilient fault containment and self-healing attributes. CloudVision®extends the same architectural approach across the network with a state-based view of the entire network. This enables customers to move to cloud-class automation without needing significant custom internal development. CloudVision is a network-wide approach for workload orchestration, workflow automation and real-time telemetry as a turnkey solution for Cloud Networking.

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CloudVision’s abstraction of the physical network to this broader, network-wide perspective allows for a more efficient approach for several operational and network telemetry use-cases, including the following highlights:

  • Centralized representation of distributed network state, allowing for a single point of integration and network-wide visibility and analytics
  • Controller agnostic support for physical and virtual workload orchestration through open APIs such as OVSDB, JSON and Openstack plugins.
  • Turn-key automation for initial and ongoing zero touch provisioning, configuration management and network-wide change management, including automated upgrades, network rollback, and network snapshots.
  • Compliance Dashboard for Security, Audit and patch management
  • Real-time state streaming for network telemetry and analytics, a modern approach to replace legacy polling per device
  • State Repository, Analytics engines and Telemetry Apps to provide an unprecedented level of granularity in real-time monitoring and historic network state for forensic troubleshooting
  • Macro-Segmentation Service provides automated and seamless service insertion and integration with partner security platforms

Ecosystem Integration

Arista’s customers are trying to orchestrate workflows across their physical and virtual infrastructure. Arista EOS CloudVision is the platform for deeper integration with a broad array of Arista’s ecosystem partner solutions, including VMWare NSXTM, Microsoft Windows ServerTM, Dell, Palo Alto Networks, F5, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Rackspace, and Supermicro.

CloudVision Partner Statements

“Our customers are consistently demanding faster, open, cost effective and software defined data center class solutions. Our solutions development partnership with Arista and our initial joint solutions deliver the speed, simplicity and TCO needed in a uniquesoftware defined manner. Arista’s CloudVision and EOS coupled with Dell’s infrastructure offerings and Active System Manager delivers the future ready agility our customers require so they can deliver business results both today and tomorrow.”

Jim Ganthier, VP & GM of Engineered Solutions and Cloud, Dell

"Arista’s CloudVision platform provides network visualization for VMware NSX and our F5 BIG-IP® virtual and physical appliances. This will simplify operations and boost IT efficiency byenabling application catalog self-service.”

Indrajit Roy, VP of Product Management, F5 Networks

“HP is committed to providing customers open, proven, flexible and efficient integrated solutions that can respond to the demands of today’s dynamic datacenter requirements. The combination of Arista’s CloudVision platform aligned with HP Composable API initiative and HP OneView delivers the business agility our joint customers require to quickly adapt to evolving markets and technologies.”

Paul Miller, VP of Marketing, HP Converged Data Center Infrastructure

“Arista’s CloudVision and the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network combineto unleash the power of programmable optical networks and enable the next-generation of high-performance, low-latency cloud network infrastructure. Bringing programmable hyperscale optical transport capacity into a data center automation framework enables operators to accelerate service delivery and optimize resource utilization.”

Stu Elby, SVP, Cloud Network Strategy and Technology, Infinera

“Microsoft and Arista have a long history of partnering on industry-leading datacenter solutions, and we are committed to helping customers leverage software defined technologies to be more agile and efficient in today’s cloud-first world. CloudVision’s open and programmable underlay make it an ideal complement to Microsoft Cloud Platform solutions, which will enable us to jointly help even more customers transform their datacenter for the cloud era.”

Mike Schutz, General Manager, Cloud Platform, Microsoft

“Arista’s CloudVision delivers essential operational and scalability benefits by extendingautomation of network and security policies; it enables our joint customers to realizenetwork agility and easily extend next-generation security throughout their softwaredefined infrastructures.”

Chad Kinzelberg, SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks

“At Rackspace, we are building out OpenStack, VMware and Microsoft-based public, private and hybrid cloud solutions for our customers. The tools needed to manage these cloud solutions at scale are becoming increasingly important as a result. Arista's EOS CloudVision platform delivers the network scale, devops toolset and visibility required to meet these dynamic cloud solution requirements."

John Engates, CTO, Rackspace

“Supermicro’s extensive range of server, storage and total rack solutions enable infrastructure building blocks highly optimized for cloud scale computing. Combining our advanced, energy-efficient Green Computing solutions and software with Arista’s CloudVision platform for automation, organizations have scalable end-to-end visibility and control over their complete IT infrastructure. Together we are lowering overall TCO and future-proof customer investments.”

Wally Liaw, SVP of Sales, Supermicro

“Today more than ever, customers are empowered with software defined technologies from leaders such as VMware and Arista to gain the agility they need to respond to market opportunities and a rapidly changing business environment. Through interoperability between our portfolio of SDDC offerings and the CloudVision solution, our customers can move forward with confidence to achieve their IT goals of a more automated, secure, and highly available data center that drives business value.”

Hatem Naguib, VP, Networking and Security, VMware