Proliferation of cloud architectures and principles are transforming the traditional routing landscape. New business models around Service Provider NFV, Cloud WAN, Content Edge and data center interconnect (DCI) are disrupting the traditional approaches to networking.
Arista's Routing solution applies the cloud networking principles of "scale-out, simplify, software-driven networking" beyond the data center to routing use-cases. These solutions are based on Arista’s 7280R Universal Leaf and 7500R 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. With the Arista FlexRoute™ engine in Arista's R-series portfolio, customers can now architect, transform and modernize their Routing layer for different applications. Additionally, with the advanced telemetry solutions along with security at scale, delivered with Arista AlgoMatch, customers can avail highest visibility and security for their networks.
Key Highlights of Arista's Routing solutions:
The goal of Network Virtualization as an overlay network is the decoupling of the physical topology from the logical topology, to allow connectivity between compute (virtual or physical) and network services (virtual or physical) regardless of where they may reside within the datacenter. This approach delivers an optimal level of flexibility and mobility, so that compute nodes can now be dynamically placed anywhere in the datacenter, removing the traditional L2/L3 boundaries of the physical infrastructure.
The foundation for Arista's Network Virtualization solutions is VXLAN, an open IETF specification designed to standardize an overlay encapsulation protocol. Arista solutions range from OVSDB and Openstack integration to BGP EVPN in conjunction with EOS CloudVision®, a platform for network-wide workload orchestration and workflow automation.
Key highlights of the solution include: