Arista Expands Universal Spine and Leaf Platforms

Next Generation R2 Series Accelerates Cloud and Service Provider Scale

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) today introduced new software and hardware
for the Arista R-Series platforms, accelerating cloud transformation for
customers deploying routing technology. Based on merchant silicon that
is twice the density and half the power of custom routing silicon, the
latest R-Series platforms deliver more than 150 Tbps of capacity for
switching and routing applications with cloud-driven Arista
software technologies including Arista FlexRoute™
and AlgoMatch™.

“Working together with Arista has helped Netnod to develop a flexible,
future-proof infrastructure that accommodates significant increases in
capacity at the same time as reducing the cost per terabit compared with
traditional routing platforms,” said Lars Michael Jogbäck, CEO at
Netnod. “Arista 7500R/7280R and EOS support our next-generation platform
as we develop industry-leading IX services and offer Netnod customers
more connection options than ever before.”

Cloud Class: Scaling Up and Out

With the 2016 introduction of the Arista 7280R
Universal Leaf
and 7500R
Universal Spine
platforms, the first phase of cloud transformation
is underway across multiple routing use cases across cloud providers,
Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Internet service providers. Arista
is focused on the next phase of this transformation with the 7500R2 line
cards for the 7500R systems and the 7280R2 fixed platforms, delivering
significant enhancements in scale, telemetry, security and routing.

“We selected Arista EOS and the 7500R2 as a part of our new edge
architecture, which will become the foundation for our hyper-scale
security platform. This was based on the combination of deep telemetry,
dense 100G, and large routing scale, while providing stability and
extensibility with Arista EOS,” said Wen Temitim, Chief Network
Scientist at StackPath.

Cloud network designs require both scaling up and scaling out. The
FlexRoute enhancements on the 7500R2 line cards and the 7280R2 fixed
platforms introduce support for over 2 million routes in hardware,
equivalent to more than three copies of the Internet routing table.
While the Internet routing table continues to grow and native IPv6
networks increase, customers can invest in a routing platform that can
handle the Internet table scale both for today and the future.

In addition, the newest member of the 7500R Series, the 7516, increases
port scale, with up to 576 ports of line rate 100G Ethernet. These scale
up improvements provide the building blocks for scale-out network
designs, including spine capacity of an industry leading 15 Petabits per

AlgoMatch on the 7500R2 line cards and 7280R fixed platforms introduces
high rate sFlow, providing improved traffic analysis for routing use
cases. Addressing the challenge of scaling telemetry at 100G interface
speeds, this solution makes the R-Series the industry’s highest
visibility solution for dense 100G.

Security enforcement is critical at the edge of today’s cloud networks.
Access control policies can be deployed in edge routing roles with
confidence, enabled by both the increased ACL scale and the common IPv4
and IPv6 scale that AlgoMatch provides. With new MACsec capable line
cards for the 7500R, datacenter interconnect traffic can be secured with
strong 256-bit MACsec encryption.

Without the burden of legacy protocols, Arista has a clean approach to
both Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN solutions with improved redundancy,
leveraging Ethernet Virtual Private Networks (EVPN) for MPLS and VXLAN.
Arista demonstrated these technologies as part of the public
multi-vendor interoperability test and showcase at the MPLS
+ SDN + NFV World Congress in March, 2017
. These service edge
capabilities in EOS coupled with improved table sizes on the R2 series
enable new routing use cases for Internet Exchange (IX) cloud fabrics as
well as additional Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) cloud
solutions for cable providers and 5G mobile packet cores.

Next Generation Universal Spine and Leaf

Arista continues a track record of strong investment protection with
backwards compatibility for customers using the 7500R modular platform
while introducing new capabilities with the 7500R2 line cards and 7280R2
systems including:

  • 16-slot 7500R Series providing a new performance and density benchmark
    for a spine of up to 15 Petabits and 576 ports of 100G in a single
    system, with the flexibility to enable from 1G to 100G with future
    proof support for 400G
  • Expanded high capacity 7280R2 with up to 60 ports of 100G, IEEE
    802.3by 25G Ethernet, and over 2 million routes in hardware
  • High rate sFlow export on both fixed and modular systems
  • New datacenter interconnect solutions with secure 802.1AE MACsec
    encryption on 36 port 100G line cards and Coherent 200G DWDM line
    cards with reach of over 5000 km.

With these introductions, Arista is outpacing traditional custom
silicon, allowing customers to transition from legacy platforms to
scalable, efficient and programmable 100G and 25G solutions.

Pricing and Availability

The 7500R2/7280R2 Series are available now. The 7516 is currently in
customer trials with general availability in 2H 2017.

For additional information join us for a webinar on the next generation
R2 Series on Tuesday, July 11th at 10:00 A.M. PT. Register

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud
networking solutions for large datacenter storage and computing
environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet
speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability,
agility, and resilience. Arista has shipped more than ten million cloud
networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network
operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding
member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are
available worldwide directly and through partners.

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