The Arista 7130 hardware delivers enterprise-grade reliability and performance and implements use cases that are difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional network switches. As programmable platforms, the different 7130 devices provide a variety of features to address different use cases.
The Arista 7130 series encompasses a wide range of high-performance hardware including:
- Layer 1+ switching chips with port-to-port latencies as low as 4 nanoseconds.
- Programmable FPGA devices which support the Arista development standards -- EH and LB.
- High performance switching silicon options
- Deep buffer, full featured Broadcom Jericho2
- P4 Programmable Intel Tofino
- Stable oscillators for precision timing, including OCXO and Rubidium.
- x86 CPU running EOS -- Arista's enterprise-grade network operating system.
The Arista 7130 Series introduces a range of fully composable devices, providing a complete set of Layer 1 features and adding one or more programmable FPGA resources and optional full featured switching silicon.
Programmable FPGA resources can be used by Arista applications, 3rd party applications, or for custom development. These FPGA applications can perform functions in much the same way as custom silicon.
The 7130 FPGA devices support different board standards -- LB, EH Central or EH Leaf. These standards define the FPGA arrangement and peripherals, and determine which network applications can run on a particular device. The Arista 7130 offers two series of FPGA-enabled devices:
Latest generation Arista 7130 Series platforms natively run Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System), common to all switching and routing platforms.
EOS - Extensible Operating System & CloudVision
EOS is a fully programmable, highly modular, Linux-based OS, using an industry standard CLI and running a single binary software image across the Arista switching family. Architected for resiliency and programmability, EOS has a unique multi-process state sharing architecture that separates state information and packet forwarding from protocol processing and application logic.
Arista CloudVision provides a network-wide approach for workload orchestration, workflow automation and real-time telemetry enabling companies to manage the network with much fewer human resources. Rapid integration with a wide range of third-party applications for virtualization, management, automation and orchestration services are equally available.
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