Ethernet networks have evolved significantly since their inception back in the 1980s, with many generational changes to where we are today. Networks are orders of magnitude faster with 10Gbps line rate switching as the norm. Moreover, today’s Ethernet networks offer sub-microsecond switch latency, traffic scaling and load balancing across redundant interfaces, and are reducing the management complexities with state-driven architecture and open interfaces for managing hundreds of switches through global, yet highly secured interfaces. Software Driven Cloud Networking (SDCN) is a term often used when a controller external to the forwarding logic and the actual switch itself programs the network devices to alter or enhance the flow of traffic.
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.
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.
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