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Arista EOS: Benefits & Challenges Of A Single OS

Drew Conry-Murray of Packet Pushers writes:

Software has taken a front seat in discussions about networking. While hardware still matters, it’s software that provides operational flexibility and automation, and enables the network to better serve (or at least not get in the way of) applications and developers.

At Network Field Day 10 I had the opportunity to hear from several network vendors, including Arista. I knew  Arista touted its EOS operating system as a strength, but these presentations provided more insight into why that is.

Drew has a great take on the benefits of having a unified NOS as well as some of the things we don’t typically think of as being challenges.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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