It’s been over a year since the last time Tom Hollingsworth took a look at Arista and Cisco and the titanic cage match they’ve been fighting. It’s been three years since the announcement of the lawsuit and there’s been enough back-and-forth to make this a Wimbledon tennis match. After three years, where does everything stand?
John Harrington of The Network Sherpa comments: I’ve wanted to check out Arista EOS for a while, but didn’t have access to the hardware. I recently learned that Arista had made EOS available as a virtual machine. Arista call this vEOS. By installing the free VirtualBox hypervisor I could get vEOS running on my MacBook. […]
On September 16 & 17, Pushers Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks attended the GestaltIT.com Tech Field Day event in San Jose, California. This TFD bonus edition podcast is the first in a series of edited vendor presentations that PacketPushers.net will release over the next few weeks. It takes time to edit them, but weâ€™ll get the best stuff from TFD that we can out there for you.
After a busy week of forcing packets to do our nefarious bidding, we found ourselves up against a recording deadline while being less prepared than usual. To save us from ourselves, at the very last minute we invited Josh Oâ€™Brien and Jennifer Huber to pull up a mic and add their weighty thoughts to the networking issues of the day. Adding to the impromptu nature of this show, we did our first live solicitation of questions from the audience using the Twitterverse, getting instant feedback. All hail the Intertubes!
Greg has asked Doug Gourlay from Arista Networks to get his feet under the workbench and talk about Arista Networks. A reasonably new vendor to community, Arista have a unique approach to building Ethernet switches that are software driven for enhanced data centre management and better operation.
Just as public cloud computing is beginning to catch on, the enterprise data center world has been shaken up by the biggest IT product vendors. Rather than sit back and watch their wares commoditized, companies like Cisco, EMC, HP, and now HDS are stepping up to the plate with integrated “stacks” that include server, storage, networking, and management software. The next-layer players, VMware and Microsoft in particular, are joining hands, too, eager to support these stacks. To paraphrase the wise Jedi master, Yoda, “cloudy, the future is.” So, the stack wars have begun!