Arista Teams with VMware to Develop Adaptive
Network for Public and Private Clouds
Arista VM Tracer Provides Network Visibility into the Virtualization Platform
August 24, 2010 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Arista Networks today introduced an extension of its
EOS (Extensible Operating System) software capabilities with Arista VM Tracer™. This new capability uniquely
bridges the gap between the physical and virtual networks within a VMware environment through a set of software
features that run on the Arista 7000 Family of Cloud Networking Switches. Arista VM Tracer provides networking
operators new levels of visibility into the virtualization layer while enabling VMware administrators to have seamless
control through the VMware vSphere™ interface.
Changes in networking and virtualization technologies are increasingly leading to the creation of divergent
architectures within IT departments. With the goal of making it operationally simple to converge the management of
physical and virtual networks, thus facilitating departmental cooperation, Arista Networks is extending its EOS
(Extensible Operating System) software capabilities with Arista VM Tracer™.
"Arista VM Tracer is a unique operational innovation that is the result of our work with VMware. With VM Tracer,
Arista has delivered the best cloud networking platform for virtualization deployments that adapt to the requirements
of the virtualization platform in real-time," stated Douglas Gourlay, vice president of marketing, Arista Networks.
The use of the VMware vSphere platform to create private clouds and virtual machine farms is becoming
mainstream; however, most current network architectures are not responsive to the dynamic segmentation
requirements of these new infrastructures. VM Tracer automatically creates, prunes, and opens VLANs (Virtual
LANs) across the network infrastructure as new virtual machines are added, moved, or changed. The Arista Cloud
Network works in close