Arista White Paper: Architecting Low-Latency Cloud Networks


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As data centers transition to next generation virtualized & elastic cloud architectures, high performance and resilient cloud networking has become a requirement for delivering always-on, always-available applications. Over the last decade, response time requirements have been rigorously tightened (see Figure 1), in some cases by as much as two to three orders of magnitude. In addition to the financial, education/research institutions and Web 2.0 firms, there is a growing list of customer verticals where fast response time is a top-of-mind business requirement, including rich media companies (e.g. those involved in video post-production, digital animation and broadcasting), oil & gas producers, and health care.

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