Arista Cognitive Cloud Networking for the Campus takes a simplified approach to addressing campus network challenges compared to the siloed complexity of legacy solutions. Based on the same open cloud networking principles used to build modern cloud datacenters, Arista’s Cognitive Cloud Networking leverages EOS® and CloudVision®, extending the Universal Cloud Network (UCN) architecture to the campus. Leveraging a consistent software-driven approach reduces complexity, leads to higher reliability and performance and streamlines automation, monitoring and security.

 

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Cognitive Campus Networking

Arista’s Cognitive Cloud Networking for the Campus is based on three principles:

Universal Cloud Network - Offered as an alternative to brittle, proprietary solutions from legacy vendors, Arista UCN is an open, standards-based design focusing on software-driven control principles. Arista’s collapsed Spline™ approach consolidates traditional campus core and aggregation layers into a simple single tier with high availability.

Cognitive Management Plane - There is a dire void in management plane consistency and a need for data-driven analytics in the campus, as in the data center. Arista believes that a common model can be applied across both, saving customers operational costs. The Cognitive Management Plane, based on Arista CloudVision, is a data-driven repository for the automated actions across network analytics.

Securing The Campus - Securing the Campus spline requires a holistic approach to network segmentation, device compliance and auditing, as well as service integration with Arista’s security partners. Arista delivers these capabilities through EOS and CloudVision.

Cognitive WiFi

Arista entered the wireless LAN market with a portfolio of wifi edge products through acquisition of cognitive Wifi pioneer, Mojo Networks in 2018. Arista now extends the cognitive campus providing secure (WIPS) multi-gigabit cognitive WiFi at cloud scale for device connectivity. The new generation of software-based WiFi is disrupting the traditional closed wireless controller model, to bring radical improvements in scale and economics with AI and machine learning software. Cognitive WiFi was born in the cloud continues to innovate modern, advanced solutions for the enterprise. Mojo Networks has been named a visionary in Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.

 

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