Arista Networks Delivers Open Management Infrastructure API Support for Microsoft

Furthering Automation and Programmability for Today’s Data Center

Santa Clara, CA -- June 3, 2013 –-Arista today announced full support for Microsoft Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) across all Arista platforms through Arista EOS (extensible operating system) software version 4.12. This expands Arista’s offerings in Software Defined Networking (SDN) by continuing to provide the broadest set of interfaces to management platforms for open programmability and orchestration.

“Microsoft’s Cloud OS is built on Windows Server, System Center, and Windows Azure and aligns with Microsoft’s commitment to openness, supporting standards (CIM + WS-Man) using OMI,” said Chris Phillips, Partner Director PM, Windows Server, Microsoft. “Arista’s manageable switch’s support for Microsoft OMI gives customers flexibility and cost effectiveness as they implement networking across public and private cloud environments.”

The growth of cloud-based computing is driving demand for more automation, which requires a solid foundation built upon management standards. Arista switches, widely deployed in Windows Azure data centers, drove Arista’s implementation of OMI in close collaboration with Microsoft, and enabling OMI standards-based management to satisfy Windows Azure’s cloud management requirements.

“Our customers are asking for open, standards-based API’s to support next generation cloud architectures,” said Anshul Sadana, senior vice president of Customer Engineering for Arista Networks. “Implementing OMI with its tight integration into Microsoft’s System Center 2012 allows us to integrate Arista’s industry leading cloud networking solutions and deliver easy and efficient management for our mutual customers’ datacenters, virtual workloads, and hybrid cloud IT environments.”

OMI uses the DMTF Common Information Model (CIM) object model and protocol to manage servers and network switches. More information about CIM may be found at DMTF (


Arista EOS support of Microsoft OMI is available now.

About Arista Networks

The company was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista's platform is EOS, the world’s most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

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