Arista Advances Data Analysis for SDNs


The Arista Network 7050 switch has been updated with new data analysis capabilities.

Arista Networks announced new EOS (Extensible Operating System) capabilities for advanced data analysis for the software-defined networking market. DANZ (Data ANalyZer) combines an advanced suite of TAP aggregation functions into the Arista 7000 series, providing IT departments the data they need. It analyzes data and network behavior, while providing detailed capture and accounting of traffic for forensic analysis. DANZ is an integrated switch-based solution that delivers precise visibility of network conditions without additional hardware infrastructure.

“Organizations continue to consolidate data centers, creating increasingly large and complex network environments that are forced to handle massive amounts of traffic. In order to meet or exceed demanding service levels, it is imperative to have visibility into the environment,” said Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at ESG. “Arista leveraged its SDN capabilities in EOS to develop a compelling offering for organizations requiring precise and accurate network analytics reporting.”

Typically, monitoring the network costs network administrators time and money with slow, expensive probes and external monitoring devices. Arista DANZ is an alternative, offering open API’s tightly coupled with advanced event management (AEM), giving customers tremendous programmability. DANZ is available immediately on the Arista 7150 series as an EOS “Z” license option augmenting OpenFlow support on the Arista 7050 series.

In the following video Arista introduces DANZ for TAP aggregation.

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