Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Arista advances Extensible OS for cloud networks, creates open developer community

SANTA CLARA, USA: Arista announced the expansion of Arista EOS – the world’s most advanced network operating system. Building upon the widely deployed and resilient foundation of Arista EOS, this adds an open development platform, a developer support site, multi-system management capabilities, and new operational features for cloud networking.

Arista EOS is the first network OS to enable native third party development. This is possible because it is built upon a stable, open source Linux core with a central state database that makes EOS inherently self-healing, in-service upgradeable, and extremely robust.

Arista is delivering the largest networks with a simple two-tiered cloud network that scales to over 18,000 10Gb attached hosts. The introduction of Arista EOS 4.7 sets a new standard for scale with a single management view, and lays the foundation for future innovation as well. EOS 4.7 simplifies manageability with features such as Arista CloudVision, Latency Analyzer (LANZ) for congestion management, and Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) for rapid deployment of dense computing.

To extend the open source development models and create a repository for ongoing developer support, Arista is also introducing a DevOps community site called EOS Central. EOS Central will house projects like CloudVision, Chef, Puppet, and Wireshark which can be downloaded and integrated into Arista EOS either natively, or in a local virtual machine.

“With a radically different software architecture, management system, and philosophy around standards based development this is the crown jewels of Arista,” said Douglas Gourlay, Arista’s vice president of marketing. “We can’t wait for Arista users to experience its stability, openness, and artistry.”

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