Networks today announced Containerized EOS (containerized
Extensible Operating System) to support alternate models of procuring,
packaging and deploying Arista's EOS
cloud, enterprises and service providers. Utilizing the industry
standard container development/operations (DevOps) model, Arista extends
the architectural choices beyond its own hardware to support EOS on
virtual machines, containers and third-party merchant silicon-based
cEOS introduces the containerized packaging of EOS software and its
agents for deployment in cloud infrastructure with the same proven EOS
software image that runs on all Arista products. These flexible
deployment options empower cloud network operators that are customizing
their operating environments to provide a uniform workflow for
development, testing and deployment of differentiated services. It
enables the provisioning of a robust and proven network operating system
across production and development platforms with a uniform EOS
distribution and single-image consistency.
The initial rollout of Arista cEOS is endorsed by several ecosystem partners including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft Azure Networking.
are pleased that Arista's containerized EOS BGP offering is running on
top of SONiC (software for open networking in the cloud), bolstering our
community development efforts in open networking," said Yousef Khalidi,
Corporate Vice President of Azure Networking. "Through our work with
Arista and others in the industry, we are building a richer ecosystem of
open source networking solutions in the cloud."
EOS is now supported on a wide range of open hardware, including three
form factors: Arista's own merchant silicon-based platforms, bare metal
switches and industry standard virtual machines or containers.
Extending Arista EOS for DevOps
has extended the modern DevOps approach toward microservice
architecture and containerization to support workloads, workflows and
complex development and validation at massive scale. Since cEOS can
execute as just another container, customers can run other containerized
applications on the same platform, such as automation or monitoring
tools. Arista cEOS also extends the core EOS architecture to provide a
lightweight module for use in network modeling, development and
validation in the cloud. As virtualization did in the prior decade, this
allows developers to experience a seamless migration from development
to production, for the entire operating environment with a consistent
cloud network approach.
addition to the introduction of cEOS running in container environments,
Arista EOS now supports the container ecosystem in the following ways:
- EOS now runs in a container on a broad range of hardware and cloud operating platforms (NEW)
- EOS supports applications running concurrently within its workspace either in a VM, as native Linux apps or as a container
supports automated discovery and provisioning of services for container
workloads running within EOS or in external containers with Container
EOS Disaggregation with White-Box Ecosystem
customers can utilize cEOS in tandem with industry standard white box
hardware and enable a wide array of tools and applications from the
container ecosystem. This marks the first software offering of EOS for
white box switches and servers. Arista cEOS is available and supported
by Arista on disaggregated hardware from a broad vendor ecosystem.
EOS is a purpose-built software stack that has been deployed and proven
in most of the world's largest data center and cloud-scale networks.
The rich EOS software suite - including a resilient network wide
state-driven NetDB architecture, CloudVision automation and analytics, and any cloud workflow, workload, and workstream - is fully supported across all modes of operation.
cEOS is available now for customer trials on selected third-party
hardware platforms. Arista cEOS running with Microsoft Software for Open
Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) will be demonstrated on March 8-9, 2017
at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in Santa Clara. Contact Arista for further information and pricing.