Cognitive Cloud Networking
Arista Networks has championed the guiding cloud principles of cloud leaders with network designs serving private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, enterprise and high-performance network use cases. These include the use of open APIs, cloud automation features, and self service provisioning and deployment – coupled with an open approach to network integration, customer programmability, and simplified standards-based deployment architectures.
Arista’s Universal Cloud Network (UCN) delivers these common cloud principles for simplified networking topologies and architectures across use-cases. As siloed Places-In-the-Network (PINs) are normalized to become standardized Places-In-the-Cloud (PICs), Arista’s UCN provides a consistent operational experience and simplifies the model for customers to extend their data center networking practices to many other use-cases.
Five Attributes of Software-Drive Cloud Networking
These five attributes are critical to achieving successful cloud deployments and lowering TCO are available across our entire portfolio.
- Available Architectures – highly available, scalable and efficient spine-leaf architectures
- Agile Work-X – agility to support any workload, workflow or workstream
- Automation – from native programmability for Do-It-Yourself automation, to DevOps workflow automation, to cloud automation for everyone with CloudVision
- Analytics – reducing operating costs and time-to-resolution with NetDB real-time state-streaming, as well as the CloudVision Analytics Engine and Telemetry Apps
- Any Cloud API – programmable platforms allowing rapid, automated deployment and provisioning with open SDK/APIs and single-OS consistency
Cognitive Cloud Networking for the Campus
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.
Three Principals of Arista’s Cognitive Cloud for the Campus
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™ architecture, utilizing its spine, POE leaf switches, and Wi-Fi platforms, consolidates campus layers into simpler topologies that reduce costs and improve reliability.
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. Cognitive management applies artificial intelligence to identify the root cause of faults and to monitor user experience.
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. Arista campus leaf switches provide non sampled flow analytics to CloudVision and third party consumers of IPFIX. CloudVision provides graphical representation of who is talking to whom and other flow information to simplify visualization of campus workloads.
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