Arista has announced the 7150S device. It’s low latency, 10 Gigabit and VXLAN terminating. What’s interesting to me is that Brocade and Arista are solving the same problem in different ways. Ivan has determined that Arista have decided to use the Intel chipset (I’m guessing the SM6000?) and then enable the tunnel termination features in the software.
Intel is crowing about their silicon being used in Arista’s 7124SX switch. Note that this is Intel’s switching silicon (from their purchase of Fulcrum not the FPGA.). At Network Field Day, Arista was at pains to avoid discussing their merchant silicon vendors, claiming that they choose the best chipset available at any time.
This is the recording of the sponsored Arista Networks Webinar on the EOS Software Architecture. EOS is the operating system that runs on the Arista Networks switches. Arista Networks has been shaking up the switching business with their use of merchant silicon and Linux-based OS for a new and unique networking that is completely different to everyone else.
A previous show on Arista in the Data Centre was very popular and Arista have returned on the back of this success to talk more about their products.
On the program we had:
* Ken Duda, Founder and VP of Software Engineering
Hugh Holbrook, co-author of the PIM-SM specification and software engineer
Adam Sweeney, Director of Software Engineering