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Arista (ANET) Offers Edge as a Service With the Launch of CUE

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Arista Networks, Inc. (ANET - Free Report) recently launched Cognitive Unified Edge (CUE) to help business enterprises be more flexible and agile. This "edge as a service" cloud-managed solution, which is equipped with edge threat management components, will also enable commercial customers to enjoy end-to-end protection from cyber risks.   

The CUE solution has built-in zero-touch automation features with improved visibility and security options. It helps to reduce network complexity and lowers costs through an integrated network management platform. Moreover, fast problem identification, mediation, resolution and protection from increasing cyber threats owing to a unified edge threat management across devices will likely accelerate networking functions while fortifying security measures.

Arista’s CUE portfolio comprises CloudVision CUE management that offers full cloud-managed visibility of all edge infrastructure in a single window for troubleshooting and monitoring and Secure Edge feature, which enables proactive threat management from cyber risks. In addition, it offers integrated WAN connectivity to optimize existing Internet infrastructure and prioritize business-critical applications for higher employee productivity and cognitive Wi-Fi access points with support for wireless intrusion protection and location-based services.

Arista continues benefiting from the expanding cloud networking market, driven by strong demand for scalable infrastructure. In addition to high capacity and easy availability, its cloud networking solutions promise predictable performance and programmability that enable integration with third-party applications for network management, automation and orchestration. The company’s product portfolio facilitates the implementation of high-performance, highly scalable and appropriate solutions for every environment. It offers one of the broadest product lines of datacenter and campus 1/2.5/5/10/25/40/50/100/400 Gigabit Ethernet switches and routers in the industry. Arista provides routing and switching platforms with industry-leading capacity, low latency, port density and power efficiency. The company also continues to innovate in areas such as deep packet buffers, embedded optics and reversible cooling.

Arista’s strategy of leveraging merchant silicon from multiple suppliers has expanded its product portfolio and increased its ability to offer products at lower prices. This has also helped it focus on developing software like EOS and CloudVision. While EOS is core to the company’s cloud networking solutions for next-generation data centers and cloud networks, CloudVision is a network-wide approach for workload orchestration, workflow automation and real-time telemetry as a turnkey solution for cloud networking. Arista is well-positioned to benefit from strong demand for its data center switches. Continued spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments is likely to benefit the company. Its switches and routers support the high-end cloud networking market that requires fast throughput at low cost.    

The stock has gained 86.5% over the past year compared with the industry’s rise of 8%.

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