ONS 2014: 6 SDN Solutions to Watch - Page 6
Vendors gathered on the Open Networking Summit expo floor to showcase software defined networking solutions. Here are six that caught our eye.
SDN and the cloud are highly complementary thanks to the scalability and flexibility that SDN promises and that cloud operators typically need to provide. The cloud is where Arista focused its promotion efforts on the ONS 2014 expo floor. Arista is pushing the concept of Software Defined Cloud Networking (SDCN), which the vendor defines as the integration of SDN technologies with its Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS). The four pillars of Arista SDCN are a universal cloud network, single-image L2/3/4 control plane, network-wide virtualization, and Arista EOS network applications with a single point of management. Arista supports this vision with a portfolio of hardware and software solutions.