Infinera, Arista Team on Metro DCI

Infinera and Arista are teaming up to create a metro data center interconnect approach that combines their respective optical and switching products.

May 5, 2015

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET), announced a technology alliance to deliver scalable, turn-key metro and regional Cloud networking solutions that combine high-performance datacenter switching along with high-capacity, low-power, rack and stack optical transport for datacenter interconnect applications for Internet content providers, enterprises and service providers.

The solution integrates Arista's 7000 series switching portfolio with the Infinera Cloud Xpress to deliver an interoperable solution designed for the datacenter and Cloud networking markets. The combination provides a set of solutions that are well suited for bandwidth intense applications such as IP storage networking, big data environments, high-performance computing (HPC), and media and entertainment networking. The deployment of scale-out datacenter switching fabrics and the growing bandwidth demands between datacenters continues to drive strong demand for 10, 40, and 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity. The partnership provides integrated deployable solutions that support these interconnection speeds as part of a scalable, low-latency, high-performance datacenter architecture.

“Arista and Infinera are redefining the datacenter interconnect market, said Ed Chapman, vice president, business development and alliances for Arista Networks. “Disruptive applications such as HPC, IP storage networking, content-intensive networking, and virtualized datacenters are paramount for Cloud-scale web customers."

“We teamed up with Arista to deliver optimized solutions for the rapidly growing Cloud services market,” said Ashoka Valia, senior vice president, business development at Infinera. “We believe our alliance offers best in class solutions, combining Arista’s programmable platforms with Infinera’s Cloud Xpress Ethernet transport to deliver state-of-the-art scale, performance and energy efficiency for datacenter interconnection applications.”

Earlier this year, Infinera and Arista completed an interoperability test validating the datacenter networking solutions for critical and mandatory requirements of a modern datacenter. The test validated the datacenter networking solution using Arista's switches and the Infinera Cloud Xpress for seamless interoperability, and met or exceeded the requirements of the stringent Service Level Agreement and performance parameters, including extremely low latency, and further confirmed the resiliency of the combined multi-layer solution which can protect against various failure modes.

Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)

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