The Internet is being restitched with newer architectures, to deliver newer services in e-commerce, content, gaming, fintech, and many other fields. The new technology transitions are led by Cloud, Mobile edge computing, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) etc. These net centric services and their delivery will need next-gen routing architectures that are flexible, agile and resilient.

Arista has pioneered application of cloud networking principles of scale-out, simplify, software-driven networking. Routing transformations based on these principles are delivered on Arista's 7280R/R2/R3 Universal Leaf as well as 7500R/R2/R3, 7800R3 Universal Spine platforms, powered by Arista EOS® and CloudVision®. Customers can leverage these platforms for roles that require high performance routing, combined with high port density and deep buffers, integrated DWDM with wirespeed encryption managed via cloud automation, which legacy router platforms are not able to offer. Arista's portfolio allows customers the following benefits:

  • A choice of high performance platforms from Arista's market leading 100G/400G portfolio for variety of use cases - Controller based traffic engineering, peering, business VPNs, core routing, and more
  • Lower OpEx by leveraging native programmability and DevOps workflow integration for consistent automation for compute and networking deployments
  • A consistent operational model across multiple PICs (Place in the cloud), whether it is in peering, edge, data center or WAN interconnect. The consistent operational model is delivered via single EOS image across all platforms and CloudVision to help deliver modern automation, compliance, telemetry and analytics

Platform Scale

Software

Automation

Modern Telemetry

 

Arista Routing solutions cater to a wide variety of use cases for Cloud, Service Provider and Enterprises. Highlights include:

  • Support for up to 2M+ Routes in hardware, with Arista FlexRoute™ engine and EOS NetDBTM on R-series platforms, with best-in-class Route convergence
  • Innovations in Security and Observability with Arista Algorithmic Match include accelerated sFlow, at high density 100G/ 400G, ACL scale, IPv6, and Wirespeed encryption with MACSEC at 100Gbps across all ports
  • Support for various tunneling technologies including VXLAN, MPLS, GRE, MPLSoGRE etc and programmable traffic steering
  • Support for MPLS - LDP, Segment Routing, RSVP Traffic Engineering, EPE with BGP Labeled Unicast (BGP LU) and BGP Link State (BGP LS)
  • Support for various Network Virtualization solutions such as BGP EVPN for variety of use cases including Data Center, Data Center Interconnects, WAN (L3VPN, L2VPN, EVPN VPWS) and Multicast (EVPN Multicast)
  • To enable devops/ transport-ops, EOS provides object based models with OpenConfig, Go, Python and Ruby, a REST-like interface using native CLI commands, native Go and Python on box scripting, ability to develop native high performance applications using EOS SDK as well as native Linux APIs and scripting
  • EOS NetDB provides real-time state streaming and analytics for live monitoring and historic forensic troubleshooting

Cloud architectures and principles have transformed traditional routing. These modern architectures have radically changed the approach to scale, resiliency, operations and business models. Routing is undergoing another major transition led by a wave of new architectures in 5G, Mobile Edge Compute (MEC), Cloud WAN, Peering, Content Edge and Data Center Interconnect (DCI). Cloud Titans playing a central role, need to interconnect massive scale data centers to their users at unprecedented bandwidth levels. This requires new approaches to scale, efficiency, and agility that traditional routers can not address.

Arista pioneered application of cloud networking principles of scale-out, simplify, software-driven networking beyond the data center to routing use-cases. Arista is uniquely positioned to help customers develop a best-of-breed approach to networking, with key benefits including EVPN and Segment Routing solutions that simplify and standardize deployments across multiple profiles, which include:

Universal Cloud Networking

Data Center Routing

Delivering Next Generation Networks based on Cloud Principles of open, scalable & Programmable

Cloud Edge

Content Delivery

Repeatable Layer 3 design, common software driven provisioning and programmatic traffic steering, to deliver uninterrupted service for scaling the Multi Cloud Edge(s) globally.

Content Delivery

Content Delivery

Next Generation Content Delivery networks with Software defined networking allowing granular traffic engineering based on bandwidth, latency, real time analytics & monitoring

Cloud Interconnects

Cloud Interconnects

High Performance 100G/ 400G interconnect solutions for securely transporting massive volumes of traffic across Cloud Data Centers

Simplifying transport over WAN with Segment Routing

WAN

Increasing network efficiency, reducing protocol complexity and simplifying the Service Provider core with Segment Routing along with Capex and Opex savings

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud

Multi cloud connectivity with high-performance virtual and container-based instances of EOS® software simplifying network operations and integrating with declarative cloud provisioning toolchains like Terraform, Ansible, and other popular CloudOps and DevOps tools.

Automation

Automation

Automation framework with EOS eAPI, Custom protocol extensibility and SDK based deep programmability providing fine grain control along with Real-time state streaming for improved Telemetry and Monitoring at Scale

Arista's Solutions for Service Providers

The rapid ascent of cloud computing continues to bring about profound permanent shifts in how applications and services are consumed, along with how compute and storage are deployed. In order to monetize their incumbency and deliver continued customer and shareholder value, Service Providers will need to reexamine all aspects of their service delivery ecosystems, from technology choices and design to capital expenditure priorities, service and support workflows.

Service providers must address:

  • Unquenchable demand for bandwidth from cloud applications
  • New service models around 5G, IoT, SP Wifi, Next-Gen content delivery, Smart City initiatives etc
  • Much lower latency tolerance and network performance driven by the emergence of IoT, smart cities, driverless transportation, and real time augmented and virtual realities
  • Ever-expanding cyber-security threats that will continue to pose considerable threats to modern societies

Now, more than ever, Service Providers need:

  • Best-in-class routing and switching performance
  • A secure, agile, scalable, and cost effective architecture
  • A programmable, automated and open IP/MPLS transport fabric
  • Cognitive analytics derived from rich, model-driven telemetry

Arista's next-generation R-series portfolio using a single EOS binary provides significant value across a broad range of options, from small site routers to large, modular peering and core routing systems sporting up to 576 x 400Gbps ports, and beyond.

Arista's Routing solutions for Service Providers simplify and standardize deployments across multiple use-cases, which include:

Peering and Interconnect

Peering

The Arista innovative FlexRoute™ Engine providing support for the full internet routing table, in Merchant Silicon based hardware, with IP forwarding at Layer 3 and with sufficient headroom for future growth in both IPv4 and IPv6 route scale for Peering and Interconnect solutions

Service Provider Edge

Service Provider Edge

Delivering SP Edge transformation to enable next generation service models for around Content delivery, intelligent transportation, smart cities, 5G, Gaming, home automation, IoT etc.

5G Edge

5G Edge

High speed high performance connectivity, Scale-out designs and a single OS for open standards based protocols and consistent automation framework across the backhaul and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) deployments for 5G - the Next Generation Mobile architecture

Service Provider Core

Service Provider Core

Increasing network efficiency, reducing protocol complexity and simplifying the Service Provider core with Segment Routing along with Capex and Opex savings

IX Cloud

IX Cloud

Driving technology transitions for Internet Exchanges with 100G/400G portfolio to enable Cloud Interconnects and peering fabrics connecting clouds with the consumers

Mobile Content Core NFV

Mobile Content Core NFV

Common network for multiple services delivering resiliency, scale out architecture, programmability and simplified operational model

Residential and Business Cable DSL, Fiber

Residential and Business Cable DSL, Fiber

Transforming Next generation access, fiber to Ethernet, with Remote PHY and scale out architectures with Leaf Spine deployments

Secure Data Transport

Secure Data Transport

High performance Encryption solutions for Data Center, Data Center Interconnects and site-to-site encryption over WAN

Data Center Interconnects

Data Center Interconnects

High performance, high scale Data Center Interconnect solution, with EVPN or MPLS, delivering control and cost efficiency

Arista's Solutions for Enterprises

Cloud computing continues to attract enterprise IT spend with workloads & enterprise data moving from on-prem to cloud as well as native applications running from the cloud. However, a vast majority of enterprises are adopting hybrid architectures with mission critical data residing on premises as well as applications residing in the cloud. Transforming the business models around this hybrid service delivery while ensuring business continuity requires a fresh approach to routing framework using an open, software-defined framework, within the data center, connecting data centers and the enterprise WAN.

 

Solutions for Enterprises

Enterprise routing architectures need to change. They carry the burden of proprietary protocols, inefficient router platforms, and legacy operating systems, which have led to bloated operating expenses.

Enterprises have the opportunity to simplify and standardize the design and deployment of their routing, whether it is for Data Center, Interconnects or WAN.

Borrowing from the cloud principles, enterprises can architect a design which can scale out, simplify and automate the deployment, allowing for agility and resilience.

Arista pioneered application of cloud networking principles of scale-out, simplify, software-driven networking to routing use-cases. These solutions are based on Arista's 7280R/R2/R3 Universal Leaf as well as 7500R/R2/R3, 7800R3 Universal Spine platforms, powered by Arista EOS® and CloudVision®. Customers can leverage these platforms for roles that require high performance Routing, combined with high port density and deep buffers, integrated DWDM with wirespeed MACSec encryption and cloud automation, which traditional Routers are unable to offer.

Arista delivered simplification via single protocol - EVPN - for multiple use cases. Further for WAN deployments, Segment Routing allows simplification and reduction in number of protocols (LDP, BGP, RSVP etc), thus allowing a significant reduction in operational costs for running the networks

Enterprises need:

  • Best-in-class routing and switching performance
  • A secure, agile, scalable, and cost effective architecture
  • A programmable, automated and open IP transport fabric
  • Cognitive analytics derived from rich, real-time telemetry

Arista's next-generation R-series portfolio using a single EOS binary provides significant value across a broad range of options, from small site routers to large, modular peering and core routing systems supporting up to 576 x 400Gbps ports, and beyond

Arista's EVPN and Segment Routing solutions simplify and standardize deployments across multiple profiles, which include

Data Center Routing

Data Center Routing

Transforming Data center routing based on Cloud principles - Open IP fabrics, merchant silicon hardware, scale-out architectures, software driven provisioning & control and real time state streaming & analytics

EVPN Based Data Center Interconnects

EVPN Based Data Center Interconnects

Increasing network efficiency, reducing protocol complexity and simplifying the Service Provider core with Segment Routing along with Capex and Opex savings

Multicast Delivery with EVPN

Multicast with EVPN

Delivering efficient, high performance, line-rate multicast solutions with 100G and 400G interconnects, for content delivery networks as well as Media & Entertainment industry

Traffic Engineering over WAN

WAN

Increasing network efficiency, reducing protocol complexity and simplifying the Service Provider core with Segment Routing along with Capex and Opex savings

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud

Multi cloud connectivity with high-performance virtual and container-based instances of EOS® software simplifying network operations and integrating with declarative cloud provisioning toolchains like Terraform, Ansible, and other popular CloudOps and DevOps tools.

TAP Aggregation

TapAggregation

Delivering high performance monitoring on 100G/400G fabrics with custom filtering capabilities and real-time telemetry. Providing CapEx & OpEx efficiencies with merchant silicon based solutions

DevOps

DevOps

Automation framework with EOS eAPI, Custom protocol extensibility and SDK based deep programmability providing fine grain control along with Real-time state streaming for improved Telemetry and Monitoring at Scale

Routing

Arista Routing Portfolio

Service Provider Routing

Network Virtualization

Data Center Interconnects

Hybrid Cloud

Programmability & Automation

TAP Aggregation

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