Arista Networks has announced the acquisition of network monitoring and software-defined networking (SDN) company Big Switch Networks. The acquisition will offer customers better visibility into Arista’s cloud area networks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Arista’s DANZ will benefit from Big Switch’s capabilities as well as its CloudVision software platform. Moreover, the partnership that Big Switch established with Dell Networking, to deliver cloud fabric and observability capabilities, will extend to Arista. Big Switch is popular for Big Cloud Fabric, its data center switching fabric that offers network automation and visibility for software-defined data centers and cloud-native applications.