The Arista advantage has resulted in a fast-growing company that has emerged to become the second leading player in the high-speed 10/40/100GbE switching market in the data center. Arista has achieved this by focusing solely on building the best products for the needs of high performance cloud data centers, and by building an organizational strategy and supporting structure that enables our customers to interact directly with our engineering team to explore and develop new products and features. We have a deep pool of executive talent that has successfully built innovative organizations and products across the industry over the past several decades, and who have brought innovation and dynamism back to networking.
The purpose and scope of this white paper is to discuss spanning tree interoperability between Arista and Cisco switches. It is written in a manner that assumes the reader has at least a moderate working knowledge of spanning tree protocol configuration and operation. Detailed explanations of the basic functionality of each spanning tree protocol is outside the scope of this document.
Arista Networks and PacketLight Networks have jointly developed and tested a set of solutions that leverage Arista’s market leading 100GbE port density and the PacketLight Networks PL-1000GM and PL-1000T. These solutions deliver a series of cost effective and scalable distance extension and media conversion solutions.
Arista Networks and MRV have jointly developed and tested a set of solutions that leverages Arista switches’ market leading 100GbE port density and MRV's market leading Optical Transport series to deliver cost effective and efficient distance extension and media conversion solutions. Interoperability testing was performed with a MRV LambdaDriver 400L.
With the introduction of the Arista 7300 Series switches, Arista provides the flexibility to further collapse network layers with the introduction of the single-tier Spline™ (combined Spine/Leaf) network design.
The Arista 7250X and 7300 series are purpose built 10GbE/40GbE data center switches in four flexible energy efficient form factors, designed specifically to offer increased performance, scalability and density, without making any compromises to system availability, reliability or functionality.
While many customers will perform product testing this whitepaper provides a series of detailed performance testing results achieved with the Arista 7050X, 7250X and 7300 Series that reduces the need for customers and partners to dedicate their own testing time to validating the performance of these Arista Networks switches.
This whitepaper details Arista’s two-tier Spine/Leaf and single-tier Spline™ Universal Cloud Network designs that provide unprecedented scale, performance and density without proprietary protocols, lock-ins or forklift upgrades.
The cost of deploying and maintaining traditional storage networks is growing at an exponential rate. New requirements for compliance and new applications such as analytics mean that ever-increasing volumes of unstructured data are collected and archived.
Arista is committed to supporting big data clusters in the way they were designed to operate with a non-blocking, deep buffered, high-speed data center network. This coupled with Arista’s EOS, the world’s most advanced network operating system, allows best-in-class native integration with popular big data distributions such as Hadoop.
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