Arista bundles edge networking gear for small enterprises

Arista’s Cognitive Unified Edge service is a turnkey package of Arista network and security gear all controlled via a single dashboard.

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Arista will soon roll out a  cloud-based package of edge networking and security services for small to medium sized businesses that have limited IT management resources.

Arista’s Cognitive Unified Edge (CUE) service is a turnkey package of new and existing Arista network and security gear that can be installed on a customer site and be controlled via a single dashboard on by the company’s core CloudVision management platform. 

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

“With CUE we are not targeting the typical Arista customer who has a big data center and a large IT staff and devops, rather we are targeting the customer that’s looking for something much more turnkey, much more integrated,” said  Jeff Raymond, vice president of Arista  EOS Software and Services.  “These customers either don’t have a full IT staff or if they do they wear many different tasks, not just networking. And so they’re looking for something that simple to deploy and simple to operate and is tightly integrated.”

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