Is the Data-Driven Network Next Step in Networking?

First we had software-defined network as the buzzword de rigueur. More recently intent-based networking has increasingly crept into marketing parlance. But Terry Slattery thinks he might have found a new network paradigm at work, one that has so far escaped buzzwordification. He postulates the data-driven network, which would use real time big data analytics on raw network traffic, and then use the results to optimize the network. Terry cites Cisco Tetration, Arista Networks, Apstra, and Veriflow Systems as example, all of which he saw at Networking Field Day last month.


Arista’s Programmability Strategy

Jason Edelman takes a look at the five components of Arista’s programmability strategy, as presented at Networking Field Day last month. These include EAPI, OpenConfig, NetDB Streaming, Turbines, and EosSdk. Jason breaks down each, weights the merits of the approach, and concludes with how he’d like to see Arista evolve their roadmap down the road.


NFD16 day one – Arista

Arista’s Networking Field Day presentation definitely struck a chord with many delegates. Gian Paolo Boarina is no exception. In this post, he highlights some of the topics covered, including EOS programmability, Network Automation, Telemetry, and Routing Architecture Transformations. Gian sees Arista really differentiating from competitors with their approach to programmability and telemetry, with the latter offering a clear, fast, easy to use GUI.


Looking Forward to Networking Field Day 16

Networking Field Day is coming up next week, and we’re happy to have Pete Welcher returning as a delegate. He’s getting to revisit a company he saw at a previous event, Apstra and their intent-driven networking solution. Overall, Pete is looking forward to the presentations and talking to his fellow delegates.


Networking Field Day 10 – Arista

Networking Field Day 10 – Arista


OpenStack Neutron Lovebomb at NFD10

OpenStack Neutron Lovebomb at NFD10


Arista EOS: Benefits & Challenges Of A Single OS

Arista EOS: Benefits & Challenges Of A Single OS


Response: Arista EOS & Quality

Response: Arista EOS & Quality


From CLI to API at Networking Field Day

From CLI to API at Networking Field Day


SD-WAN Gold Rush, Product Quality, And DPDK

SD-WAN Gold Rush, Product Quality, And DPDK