Arista adds cloud, automation features

Arista introduces CloudVision 2021, which enables easier automation and management of workflows.

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Arista Networks has added intelligent features to its core CloudVision management platform to help manage and automate distributed workloads.

CloudVision provides wired and wireless visibility, orchestration, provisioning, telemetry, and analytics across the data center, campus, and more recently, IoT devices on edge networks. CloudVision’s network information can be utilized by Arista networking partners such as VMware and Microsoft.

To that mix, Arista has added what it calls CloudVision 2021 and CloudVision Studios, which adds network intelligence capabilities to more easily automate and manage workflows across Arista-based networks.

CloudVision Studios offers built-in workflows for many common configuration-related tasks, including templating for initial campus build-outs, workflows for adding incremental network capacity, and basic day-to-day helpdesk-driven changes, Arista said. In addition, CloudVision Studios can be created or customized for any feature set, avoiding inflexible ‘wizard’ interfaces found in legacy network management systems.

“The CloudVision Studios enables network semantics based on outcomes and roles instead of the cumbersome device-by-device configurations of today. CloudVision Studios was uniquely designed to deliver this abstraction through network-wide data and role-based models,” wrote Jayshree Ullal, president and CEO of Arista in a blog about the upgrades. 

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