White Papers

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.

.Cloud Networking: Scaling Out Data Center Networks

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.

.Deploying IP Storage Infrastructures

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.

.Big Data Solution Brief

Arista Networks AgilePorts feature in combination with SmartOptics advanced optical solutions enables organizations to leverage native 40GbE for high capacity, low latency long distance interconnects. Network architects no longer need to delay the expansion of capacity with the Arista Networks 40GbE solutions, due to cost prohibitive active WDM. The Arista and SmartOptics’ innovative solutions provide customers with a path to better fiber efficiency by using existing WDM technology, and enabling coexistence of 10GbE and 40GbE applications on the same link for distances up to 150km.

. AgilePorts over DWDM for long distance 40GbE

This white paper provides an overview of the switch architecture of the Arista 7500E series linecard and fabric modules and the characteristics of packet forwarding in the Arista 7500 series.

. Arista 7500 Switch Architecture

This whitepaper details scale-out cloud network designs enabled with the new Arista 7500E second-generation linecard and fabric modules.

. Scale-Out Cloud Network Designs

This whitepaper details the investment protection capabilities of the Arista 7500 E-Series linecards and fabrics and how they utilize the Arista 7500 chassis and interoperate with existing Arista 7500 linecards and fabric modules.

. Arista 7500 Investment Protection

Arista Data ANalyZer (DANZ) is an integrated feature set in Arista's Extensible Operating System and is currently available on Arista Networks 7150-series switches. DANZ provides a solution to monitoring and visibility challenges at 10/40Gbps and higher with unmatched price-performance and precision. DANZ functionality will be available across the majority of the Arista product line in the summer of 2013.

. Precision Data Analysis with DANZ

This document provides an overview of how VXLAN works. It also provides criteria to help determine when and where VXLAN can be used to implement a virtualized infrastructure. A key benefit of virtualization, especially in the case of VMware’s vSphere, is the ability to move virtual machines (VMs) among data center servers while the VM is running! This feature, also know as vMotion, simplifies server administration and provisioning without impacting VM functionality or availability. To support vMotion, VMs must always remain in their native IP subnet. This guarantees network connectivity from the VM to users on the rest of the network.

. VXLAN: Scaling Data Center Designs

Data center operators are expanding data centers to deliver virtualized and cloud-based services including business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. These additional service and availability requirements lead to increased bandwidth and greater distances between geographically dispersed data center sites. As new services are added data center environments that were once fiber-rich can quickly run out of fiber and find the associated cost for adding more fiber to be prohibitively expensive. Cost-effective embedded DWDM and distance extension solutions can reduce complexity, operating costs and enable a rapid delivery of new services.

. Embedded DWDM and Distance Extension Solution

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