SDNsquare Extends Support to Arista Switches
to help media companies optimise network monitoring
Gent, Belgium _ 15 November, 2021
SDNsquare – a leading IP network orchestration provider – today announces that its Software Defined Network controller ‘GRID’ will widen its support of Arista’s switches by adding the integration of Arista’s 7280R and 7500R series of large buffer switches into its GRID eco-system.
GRID’s core function is to facilitate predictable and optimal management of a network, providing for reliable, real-time production operations which are not disrupted by data transfer issues or blockage – using intelligent management to deliver predictable and reliable data flow. As a result, the addition of support and configuration for Arista’s range of switches specifically addresses the needs of media companies who are seeking to increase the size and sophistication of their network architectures, enabling the highest level of visualization, monitoring and performance across large networks.
GRID – which integrates with a range of network switch types – facilitates quick, intuitive and automated configuration of an IP infrastructure in a way that is both modular and scalable. In this way, it is ideal for broadcasters who deal with a wide range of media workflows on a fluctuating basis, who need to ensure scalability, predictability and reliability in order to deliver the highest quality of service, delivering low latency network performance with no packet loss – even in bursty, high-impact traffic in many-to-many environments.
“The integration of Arista’s 7280R and 7500R series of large buffer switches into the GRID eco-system, gives our broadcast customers access to even more flexibility and choice, bringing Cloud scale throughput, automation and stability to Live Production and media processing,” said Ed Chapman, VP of BD, Alliances and Channels at Arista Networks. “GRID builds on Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS®) and it supports low latency, reliable and flexible API’s to harness the power of a Software Defined Networking approach to high value, high bandwidth IP broadcast flow management.”
Speaking of the latest announcement, CEO of SDNsquare Henry Alexander said: “This new extension is the result of a long-standing collaboration with Arista. We are united by a mutual goal; namely, the ability to help media companies improve their network performance by ensuring reliable and efficient interoperability between GRID and an increasingly extensive range of Arista switches. We look forward to showcasing this advance software functionality at the coming IBC 2021.”
The extended capability will be showcased by both companies at the IBC Show: SDNsquare on booth 10.F42 and Arista on booth 8.B51.
Further information on SDNsquare and its products is available at www.sdnsquare.com
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SDNsquare was launched in 2011 to leverage the combined expertise of Belgium’s primary TV broadcaster VRT; high-tech research centre for the digital economy iMinds/imec; and the University of Ghent. The company was formed to solve the storage and networking challenges faced by media companies, with a view to making networks more reliable, more predictable and easier to manage. In 2019, Euro Media Group became a long term partner. SDNsquare’s product range now includes the GRID software-defined network controller, which enables the automatic management and configuration of an IP media network, with guaranteed data or media flows; WARP, a software-defined storage cluster network; and the L-GRID network bandwidth optimiser. Among its numerous high profile customers are EBU, France24, IBM, United, Videohouse, CTV Outside Broadcast, Euro Media France, RTBF and VRT.
About Arista Networks
Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security through CloudVision® and Arista EOS®, an advanced network operating system.
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