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Arista Extends Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack

Arista Networks announced that the Arista Any Cloud software platform is now supported in Microsoft Azure Stack. At the core of the Arista Any Cloud platform is the Arista vEOS Router that, when combined with Arista CloudVision software, provides consistent and secure networking operations and telemetry across multiple public and private cloud environments and is designed to simplify integration and management of hybrid clouds for enterprise customers.

"Arista has had a long-standing relationship with Microsoft. The combination of Arista EOS with both Azure and Azure stack brings the best of secure connectivity and cloud principles to top enterprises around the world," said Jeff Raymond, Vice President EOS Software and Services for Arista Networks."

Natalia Mackevicius, Director, Azure Stack, Microsoft Corp. said, "As Microsoft expands the footprint of Microsoft Azure, we are pleased to have Arista Networks join us as an ISV partner with cloud networking platforms now available for Azure Stack in the Azure Marketplace. Since 2010, Arista and Microsoft have collaborated to bring our mutual clients the benefits of Azure and Azure Stack in cloud networking environments."

Arista Support for Azure Stack

The Arista vEOS Router is a virtual network appliance empowering customers to share the same connectivity platform, running identically in both Azure Public Cloud and on premises Azure Stack as well as other major cloud platforms. This approach provides a consistent and familiar operational experience via its industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI), open APIs, value added-extensions, cloud-grade routing, telemetry, and orchestration tools in both on-premises and public cloud locations as well as across multiple clouds. Arista vEOS Router provides improved scaling and visibility for enterprise customers adopting hybrid cloud deployment architectures with a single-image routing stack.

By providing a single binary image across public and private clouds, Arista vEOS Router makes it easy to manage, troubleshoot and configure network connectivity across the cloud with centralized policy, provisioning and monitoring. Further, it becomes cost-effective to deploy a proven scalable leaf and spine topology within the public cloud with high availability and routing scale to hundreds of thousands of end-points.

For customers that already have an Azure public cloud subscription, the vEOS Router can now be easily added to their Azure Stack environments by simply syndicating a vEOS Router image to their Azure Stack platforms via the Azure Marketplace. Each instance of vEOS Router supports a full range of EOS features.

Arista Any Cloud Platform Continues to Expand

The Arista Any Cloud platform is designed to support any public or hybrid cloud environment, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, Microsoft Azure Stack, Google Cloud Platform and other public clouds. It is based on Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System), which provides the core of all Arista cloud networking solutions for next-generation datacenters and cloud networks.

With the Arista Any Cloud platform, enterprise customers can now deploy a reliable and secure multi-cloud experience with a common cloud networking design approach across all of the places in the cloud. This enables IT organizations to harness dispersed cloud resources anywhere for better availability of services and applications across any cloud, any workload and any location. Support in each cloud provider environment is coupled with validation and registration of these solutions in the cloud marketplace infrastructure provided by each cloud provider, thus making deployment simple for the enterprise customer.

Availability

Arista vEOS Router includes Arista A-Care support and is sold as a monthly subscription. vEOS Router is available now in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace for Azure Public Cloud and Azure Stack. The complete Any Cloud platform, including CloudVision and vEOS Router is available for most common hypervisors (Linux KVM and VMware ESXi) and for public cloud platforms including Azure, AWS, GCP and other clouds. Contact Arista for purchasing information.

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:41 AM by David Marshall
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