Arista Networks unveils Cloud SDN solutions for data center and computing environments

Arista Networks, a provider of software defined cloud networking solutions – Cloud SDNs — for large data center and computing environments, has added new solutions: the Arista 7000 X Series with the Arista 7300 and Arista 7250.

Aruba, F5, Microsoft, Riverbed, Palo Alto Networks, SAP, Splunk, and VMware now support Arista’s open platform, the company said.

Arista 7000 X Series

Compared with chassis-based switches, the core devices with small form factor can enable network managers to reduce capital costs by 30 percent to 70 percent, and save 30 percent or more on operations expenses, compared with chassis-based switches, Arista said.

The Arista 7300 and 7250X series achieve new levels of performance and density with resilient control planes at an optimized and linear cost model for the next-generation data center creating a new deployment model: the Spline Network.

The new solutions deliver a resilient architecture, enhanced programmability, control of virtualized networks, improved power efficiency, and price/performance optimized for universal cloud and data center deployments.

Arista 7000 X Series is powered by Arista EOS to optimize costs, automate provisioning, and build more reliable scale-out architectures endorsed by an open ecosystem of partners.

The solution allows customers to simplify cabling, consolidate servers, migrate between virtual to physical networks and control IP storage as well as big data and business applications with a Spline network.

By collapsing the leaf and spine together into a single-tier network for performance and latency sensitive cloud applications, operating and capital asset costs are lowered by 40 percent. This brings deterministic performance for up to 2000 hosts in one cluster.

At the heart of the data center Arista provides a single binary image of Arista EOS, purpose built for open cloud applications.

The Arista 7300 is comprised of three chassis: the Arista 7304, 7308 and 7316 with 4, 8 and 16 line card slots respectively. All three share a common resilient architecture that scales up to 512 ports of 40GbE or 2,048 ports of 10GbE, with wirespeed performance of 40Tbps (terabits per second) of throughput.

Two Arista 7316 Series systems can fit in a single 42RU rack supporting over 4000 10GbE ports. With power consumption under 3W per 10GbE port and latency under 2 microseconds, a pair of 7300 series switches replaces two Catalyst 6509Es with more than ten times the scale, throughput, latency improvement and power efficiency.

Complementing the 7300X series, the Arista 7250X Series is a high density solution delivering 64 ports of wire-speed 40GbE or up to 256 Ports of 10GbE in a compact and power efficient two rack unit fixed form factor with redundant and hot-swap power supplies and fan modules.

The Arista 7300 and 7250 Series are key components of the Arista Software Defined Cloud Network. The 7250QX-64 is available now and shipping for $1500 per 40GbE port. The 7300X series are available in Q1 2014 from $500 per 10GbE port.

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