Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data centers, storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience.
The HP Converged Architecture with Arista offers customers a verified, HP lab-tested infrastructure combining Arista 7050SX-64 10/40GbE network switches, HP industry-leading x86 servers, HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Series storage, and VMware® vSphere hypervisor. Other workload solutions, such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Big Data solutions, can be layered on top of the infrastructure.
The intention of this guide is to provide a systematic and well thought out series of steps to assist the reader with the design and deployment of a Layer 3 Leaf and Spine (L3LS) topology. The example deployment is based on a design which meets a set of predefined requirements as listed in the System Requirements section of this guide. The intended audiences for this guide are network engineers and administrators as well as well as cloud architects. A good working knowledge of networking principles and specifically the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is assumed.
The Arista Universal Cloud Network Design Guide is based upon common use cases seen from real customers. The UCN Design guide shows a set of solutions, features, and applications that are leveraged to meet the customer’s demands.
This design guide describes an Arista solution for providing simple, robust, and cost-effective datacenter interconnection (DCI) that enables layer-2 services to be bridged between multiple sites over existing layer-3 IP networks. This solution is completely standards-based and can be deployed over existing routed TCP/IP transport networks.
This document covers recommended components and tools to support Big Data Applications in the datacenter, leveraging the Universal Cloud Network Architecture. We will discuss the key elements for design, features to provide tight integration and visibility and the configurations themselves. In following parts to the series we will cover individual features in detail, their benefits, integrations and configurations.