Arista Networks and Nevion partner

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Nevion, the award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, are partnering with Arista Networks to provide media networks solutions for the broadcasting industry.

Arista and Nevion have developed a joint solution that features a close integration of Nevion’s orchestration and SDN control, VideoIPath, with Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS)  which will be demonstrated at Arista’s booth (8.E30) at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, 13-18 September, 2018. The partnership also allows Nevion to act as a reseller of Arista software driven cloud networking solutions.

Andy Rayner, Chief Technologist at Nevion explains: “The broadcast industry is experiencing the coming together of broadcast-specific requirements and standard IP networking technology. In particular, live-production needs a very low latency, 100% reliable, high-bandwidth transport of video, audio and data signals across both LANs and WANs. Our joint solution delivers on this.”

As part of the partnership, Nevion’s award winning VideoIPath SDN control has been extended to include support for Arista’s EOS OpenConfig API. This allows VideoIPath to create deterministic connections across IP local and wide area networks, including the redundant paths, as well as to manage bandwidth – ensuring the performance required in live video broadcasting. VideoIPath also controls Nevion’s software-defined media nodes, Virtuosos, which provide the special broadcast media transport and processing capabilities of the overall joint solution.

Ed Chapman, VP of Business Development at Arista concludes: “The combination of Nevion media orchestration and Arista’s EOS media and entertainment specific APIs delivers the control, reliability and scalability required for today’s high definition/4k broadcast networks.”


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