Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking for cloud scale, cloud class and hybrid cloud networking environments. Unlike intent-driven methodologies, Arista’s portfolio is based on cognitive and software-driven principles for cloud networking.
Arista, a pioneer and market leader in cloud networking, has emerged as one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Arista has more recently forayed into the routing arena that offers another multi-billion dollar market opportunity. Arista has disrupted the market with two significant innovations. Arista’s principle invention is an advanced network operating system, Arista EOS® (Extensible Operating System), that is built from the ground-up on a standards-based open architecture that delivers high reliability and unique programmability at all system levels, allowing integration with third-party software to achieve best-of-breed solutions in multi-vendor networks. Topping it, EOS offers a cross-cloud network platform that automates IT workflows or videobased workstreams, provides network-wide visibility, and faster problem resolution.
Arista’s other key innovation is the exclusive use of best-of-breed merchant silicon that enables open standards-based networking with rapid time-to-market. Notably, our merchant silicon family from several vendors, delivers state-of-the-art platforms that provide greater price/performance enabled by technology advances associated with Moore’s Law. In stark contrast, legacy approaches typically have relied on custom ASICs that are tightly coupled with monolithic software – resulting in vendor lock-ins, and proprietary costly choices. The figure below illustrates Arista’s revolutionary approach of universal cloud networking.