Get Your Digital Content to Shine with Arista Networks

Is the rapid rise of digital content testing the limits of your network? Transition to lossless IP networking from HPE and Arista to gain the resiliency, reliability, and scalability while making your content shine.

Arista Neworks Media and Entertainment.jpgSo much is going on in the vibrant media and entertainment arena, it’s hard to keep up. The demand for real-time broadcasting is forging a movement away from traditional HD-SDI to next-generation IP-based operations. Massive media files continue to grow in numbers and volume—having a tremendous impact on file-based workflows. And the distribution of digital content—think video streaming today—is adding to the load of already congested networks. All of this raises the question: Is your network ready for what is next?

The good news is that HPE and Arista offer networking solutions—for media and entertainment—that can transform your infrastructure to better address evolving industry requirements. Of course, a foundational aspect of this transformation is high-speed IP networking that allows many different systems, serving multiple applications, to connect reliably, efficiently, and at scale. HPE and Arista networking solutions, including HPE Pointnext services, can put you on the fast path to that transformation, with high-performance capabilities—including lossless transport—and the agility and scalability that can propel your business forward.

Performance-optimized networking

HPE and Arista leaf and spine switches (7500R, 7280R, and 7020R) are purpose-built for key media and entertainment industry requirements. They deliver low latency and deep buffers for high performance and lossless smooth data traffic. Our leaf and spine designs are scalable and easy to manage. Plus, we offer network monitoring and telemetry tools for better network visibility to detect and alleviate network congestion in real time. This is critical to help ensure a positive experience and, ultimately, create satisfied customers long term.

Furthermore, HPE delivers a complete, end-to-end solution that includes servers and storage with Arista networking for high infrastructure availability and application performance. HPE Apollo, Cloudline, BladeSystem, and ProLiant servers provide the industry’s best infrastructure foundation. This is matched by our storage portfolio, which includes HPE 3PAR, StoreServ, and Nimble all-flash storage, as well as Scality RING for big data and object storage, plus hyper-converged SimpliVity solutions.

Here’s a look at the complete offering:


You can also quickly ramp up and optimize your solution with HPE Pointnext advisory, professional, and operational services. We’ll work with you to find the best approach, implement the right solution, and make sure you’re using that solution to its fullest with a broad range of operational services tailored to your needs.

Confidently capitalize on the explosion of digital data on your network

Take advantage of an agile, high-performing, and lossless HPE and Arista network that’s built and tested for your industry.

  • Increase capacity to broadcast work streams and handle more visually immersive theatrical and special effects workloads.
  • Converge content creation, post-production, rights management, transcoding, and global distribution onto a shared IP infrastructure.
  • Deliver an open, standards-based IP transport, supporting economical and open authoring, rendering, non-linear production, transcoding, and storage systems.

Discover just what’s possible with HPE and Arista networking today. Contact your HPE sales rep, or visit HPE Data Center Networking for more information.


Accelerate Data Center Transformation with new HPE Arista Consulting, Support and Products

Learn how HPE expands our Arista Networks partnership to help customers transform to Hybrid IT environments with consulting and data center networking solutions.

On March 6, Hewlett Packard Enterprise continued to expand our strategic Arista Networks partnership with the introduction of a host of comprehensive, new HPE Technology Consulting, Support Services, plus the addition of innovative new Arista HPE Networking Data Center Transformation_blog.jpgswitching solutions. These new offerings are targeted at helping you transition to hybrid, software-defined and cloud data centers.

Ready for Hybrid IT transformation?

Getting started on this journey can be quite daunting and many organizations would benefit from having a trusted advisor to help them navigate though the complexity. HPE and Arista are uniquely positioned to help your organization transition to Hybrid IT enviroments.

In order to reduce transformation risk, HPE offers a very mature methodology which can take you on a guided approch with a focue on necesarry steps to make this change. We account for technology, people, process and ongoing operations. We help manage risk while helping you transform your operations while keeping your business running.

Regardless of your starting point, HPE can help you develop and execute a transformation through a series of pragmatic steps, applying our proven HPE Trusted Network Transformation methodology to mitigate the risks of change.

HPE’s full portfolio of consulting services around all Arista products includes:

  • Lifecycle Services: Strategy | Assess | Design | Integrate | Optimize
  • Global capabilities to integrate the Arista portfolio into customers environment
  • Experts to demystify, advise and articulate the value of Arista’s Software Driven Cloud Networking


HPE is also introducing a portfolio of Arista Network Support Services that go beyond Arista’s one-year limited warranty and service offering. Our portoflio includes: Startup Services, Foundation Care services, Proactive Care services and Datacenter Care.TS.pngHPE IT Services deliver unmatched depth and breadth of expertise with global reach—all while leveraging your existing investments. Whether you’re an industry leader or a growing startup, we’ll help accelerate your IT transformation journey to drive business further.

Powering mission critical, software-defined data center workloads

In addition to these new support offerings, HPE has been aggressively integrating Arista networking into HPE Data Center Infrastructure Group (DCIG) solution offerings. We’ve been collaborating on addressing many of your most pressing data center and cloud networking use cases, including highly virtualized data centers, IP storage, high performance computing (HPC) and data center security. Let take a closer look:

Virtualization is unprecedented demands on the data center, accelerating the evolution of new application architectures and is having profound effects on the network.

  • HPE and Arista offer a comprehensive portfolio of virtualization solutions and services that span HPE ProLiant ML/DL300, DL500 or Apollo 2000 System servers, VMware vSphere and Arista 7050X and 7250QX 10/40GbE wire speed switches—purpose built to address the growth of web, cloud and dense virtualized multi-tenancy environments.

IP Storage: The cost of deploying/maintaining traditional storage networks is growing exponentially. New requirements for compliance and new applications such as analytics drives ever-increasing volumes of unstructured data collection.

  • HPE and Arista bring together a best of breed SDS architectures to support emerging software-defined cloud network and IP Storage based use cases. These HPE solutions span across our HPE StoreVirtual, ProLiant, Blade, Apollo Servers, Scality Ring and Arista 7280E 100GbE deep buffers switches optimized for and lossless spline/leaf storage networks.

High Performance Computing: HPC is continually increasing in size, density, power requirements, storage, and performance. As these systems grow, the network becomes more and more important to allow full utilization of compute resources. Many HPC environments tend to neglect managing the network.

  • HPE and Arista are collaborating on HPC architectural best practices that take advantage of software defined networks to scale large cluster growth and low costs and drive high compute efficiencies. Our HPE HPC product portfolio spans our Apollo servers and SGI HPC system along with Arista 7500E in the core and 7150 and 7050X Series switches at the edge to support 10/40/100GbE networks.

Data center security: This encompasses greater network scale, virtualization, big data and analytic security requirements, protecting critical data and end-user privacy and assuring business continuity. This in turn is leading to a demand for a new approach in network and data security.

  • HPE continues to offer innovative new Arista products and solutions such as Arista AlgoMatch™, an advanced network enforcement solution for modern cloud networking along with the new Arista 7160 Series25/100GbE programmable switch which provides a flexible and scalable solution for access control, telemetry and secure cloud networking.
  • Arista Data ANalyZer DANZ 2017support for the Arista R-Series Universal Leaf and Spine platforms, bringing improved visibility to 25G and 100G networks. DANZ, powered by Arista EOS® combined with AristaCloudVision® for automation and telemetry, delivers the hyperscale visibility platform required to secure today’s cloud centric applications and workflows.

To learn more about the HPE Arista Networks partnership, check out the inforamtion below. Or contact your local HPE sales team or channel partner.

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