The Catalyst for Cloud Networking with Containerization

Today’s applications are connected both to users and other applications, increasing traffic and profoundly affecting performance. Recently, there has been much discussion around the Application Performance Management (APM) category. This got me thinking about new cloud migration versus legacy application tools. Is the industry being myopic and dealing with silos? Wouldn’t it be amazing if…
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Tap DANZing for Visible Cloud Networking

Networking is running blind. It is akin to driving a car in the fog at night without street lights, signs or a navigation system. Simply put, it’s a scary visibility problem, and it impacts the security and availability of the network. When coupled with massive shifts to virtualization, containerization, cloud-native applications and unstructured data, the…
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The New Tech Economy in Cloud Networking

In the 1950s, the introduction of jet engine technology revolutionized air transport, allowing for the transport of goods and people across oceans far more quickly than with traditional propeller-based aircraft. A new airline industry on a global basis arose from the jet engine revolution. In the early 2000s, Smartphones revolutionized the phone market by introducing…
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Beyond Scale to Flexible Cloud Networking

In the early 2000’s a new generation of smartphones revolutionized the cell phone industry, eliminating the market for “flip phones,” introducing new tools and completely redefining “phones” to universal internet devices. New companies rose and old ones adapted or failed. In 2015, a new generation of electric cars (Tesla being the most well-known), were introduced…
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The State of Telemetry in Cloud Networking

The hype of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and its associated analytics is alive and well. Many are advocating changing the way monitoring is done.  Are we ready for re-invention? How should one react? Or should we plan better? What happens to decades of network management that are habitual? Legacy vendors understandably feel defensive, declaring new…
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Transforming Silos into Universal Cloud Networking

We have witnessed a massive shift in the way applications are built and deployed, moving away from siloed IT to seamless workloads, workflows and work-streams. This revolution has changed the fundamental way that networks are architected to enable support of cloud native applications. With these new architectures, one can now automate and provision the entire…
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The Universal Spine Is Born!

The rapid migration from enterprise to cloud, driven by the economics of scale, the convergence of local and wide-area networking (LAN-WAN), the migration from Fibre Channel to IP storage, the rise of analytics and the emergence of new cloud applications is dramatic. In the past two years, we have witnessed a massive shift in the…
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Protecting IP or Market Share?

It’s tough times on Tasman Drive.  Struggling to apply old technology to the new world of cloud computing, Cisco is potentially facing the largest loss of data center market share in its history.  We can understand why Cisco would take the battle from the marketplace to the courtroom.  What surprises us is the length that…
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Next Gen EOS for Cloud-Scale Networking

As we celebrate 2016, and reflect upon Arista’s decade of innovation, the disparity between legacy technology and modern technology is clear, and the gap is widening. Arista is unique in its role as a pioneer in cloud networking. Let us review. Arista EOS: The Best fit for Cloud Design It is clear that cloud data…
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Reflections on 2015 Cloud Networking

Our customers and their IT teams are under pressure to respond to new cloud-based applications more quickly than ever. The daily drumbeat for new technology adoption is in conflict with the ongoing goals of accountability for risk and operational cost reduction. A balanced and thoughtful architecture is essential. This is a top priority, particularly at…
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