As I’ve been predicting, Arista is entering the campus space to look for more growth in the Enterprise. The marketing push starts with high capacity core switches combined with the SDN.
As always, Arista has its own names for common things – spline = spine, cognitive cloud vision = intent based networking
Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) today announced a new network architecture designed to address transitional changes as the enterprise moves to an IoT (Internet of Things)-ready campus.
- “general availability in Q3’18” – don’t expect to hear much until 2019
- Trident 3-based silicon is competitive for Campus solutions. Whitebox switching has reduced the cost of DC hardware to affordable campus prices.
- Arista doesn’t need to do much to build a campus. They don’t have a security strategy like Cisco built around SGT but there are customers that don’t want SD-Access.
- George Notter at Jeffried securities notes that the average age of Cisco’s installed base of Cat 6000-series switches is 8 years. Arista believes they have a good opportunity to go after that installed base.
Arista Introduces Cognitive Cloud Networking for the Campus – Arista : https://www.arista.com/en/company/news/press-release/4608-pr-20180507