Arrcus Blog

Feb. 4, 2022

Why Retailers Need to Future-proof Their Edge Ecosystem

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Sreekanth Kannan

If there is ever a silver lining to be found in this pandemic, then it’s definitely the way it forced both individuals and enterprises to make the most of less-than-ideal conditions — first to consider, then to adapt, and ultimately to thrive while doing things previously thought impossible. Read More

Dec. 16, 2021

MANRS: Why Critical Mass for Internet Routing Security Matters More than Ever

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Sean Griffin

The Internet was built to trade messages, exchange files and gain remote access. As a result, the early design was focused on solving the technical challenges of moving information quickly and reliably. But few could predict how popular and essential the Internet would become. Read More

May 20, 2021

Arrcus Open MLAG solution

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Prathamesh Timse

The demand for high-capacity network and data center infrastructure is at an all-time high due to the growth of cloud computing and the ramping-up of 5G services. Read More

Nov. 5, 2020

Arrcus VDR: The Virtualized Distributed Routing System

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Nalinaksh Pai

Supporting up to 768Tbps of routing performance, the Virtualized Distributed Router (VDR), a distributed routing system built using standalone ODM/OEM networking and server units, provides supply base diversification while offering unprecedented port density and scale, well beyond the limits of a traditional chassis-based solution. Read More

Sept. 8, 2020

Operational Scale: The OEM Model from Arrcus

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Cathy Xu

As the hyperscale networking software company, Arrcus is democratizing networking by providing best-in-class software, the most flexible consumption model, and the lowest total cost of ownership to our customers so that they have the freedom to thrive. Read More

Sept. 2, 2020

What Does Scale Mean for Cloud Network Infrastructure?

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Rochan Sankar

In data center infrastructure, “at scale” is commonly invoked as a critical design objective. Bigger is better – simple enough, right? But what does it really mean to build infrastructure that delivers scalability for the growth of modern applications? Read More

Aug. 27, 2020

5G: High Capacity, Always-On, and Ubiquitous

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Matt Anderson

Through the generations of cellular and mobile technology, the most apparent changes have been in the radio technology and new services enabled, whether digital modulation or text messaging. While every new generation is a leap forward in performance and new services, the overarching trend in the mobility infrastructure has paralleled the trend in other networks; all IP-based services, and all-IP-based infrastructure. Read More

Aug. 10, 2020

Distributed Scale Networking: Choice without Compromise

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Sreekanth Kannan

First, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. It is now more important than ever to stay connected, keep conversing with one another, and keep innovating. I feel so happy sharing this blog with the networking community, and the network warriors who are helping the world function during this unprecedented time. Read More

July 27, 2020

How Networking Got Its Groove Back

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Guru Chahal

The last 18 months have seen several changes in the networking market. Just in the last year or so, we’ve seen rapid consolidation in the industry: Silver Peak (acquired by HPE), CloudGenix (SDWAN, acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Cumulus (Top of Rack Switching, acquired by NVIDIA), Metaswitch (Networking software, acquired by Microsoft), Affirmed (Telco software, acquired by Microsoft). There have also been several new startups, as well as existing startups that have raised significant capital (Arrcus, Aviatrix, Alkira, DriveNets). Read More

July 21, 2020

Accelerating Application Utilization with a New Paradigm in Multi-Cloud Networking

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Sreekanth Kannan

The era of application workloads deployed and consumed from enterprise data centers and the public cloud are exploding across our digital-first world. As these mid-to-large sized organizations rapidly expand to deploy their workloads either as monoliths or microservices, in virtual machines, in containers or as a hybrid – within their own data centers or in the public cloud, the need for a new networking architecture and solution is now critical. Read More

July 21, 2020

Discover the Transformational Economics of a Hyperscale Routing Solution with Arrcus VDR

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Murali Gandluru

We are witnessing a period of incredible transformation with trends like 5G, edge computing underpinned by explosive growth in rich media content, hyper-connected users/devices, and mobile traffic. At the same time, providers and enterprises alike are also contending with rising customer expectations around end-user experience, newer services, and the need for new monetization models – all the while trying to flatten or even bend the cost-curve. Read More

June 11, 2020

ArcOS – Enabling Flexibility and Simplicity for EVPN

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Russell Kelly

EVPN VxLAN has become the de facto solution for multi-tenant overlay networks in the datacenter in recent years and has been deployed by numerous customers spanning many different verticals. Read More

June 3, 2020

Delivering Enhanced Visibility for Modern Overlay Networks with ArcOS + ArcIQ

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Aditya Ramadurgam

Network monitoring and visibility solutions have always been the cornerstone of a good network architecture. In modern networks, these requirements have been amplified by the need for simple and scalable real-time solutions to meet operational and business SLAs. Read More

May 20, 2020

Building an Automated CI/CD NetDevOps Pipeline for ArcOS EVPN/VXLAN Fabric with Gitlab and Ansible

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Dave Thelen

With the rapid growth in network traffic, network operations teams need to find a way to keep their infrastructure agile and robust. Long gone are the days of network changes taking days or weeks to complete. Read More

Nov. 6, 2019

ArcOS: Delivering Greater Business Agility and Operational Flexibility with Composable Network Software

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Derek Yeung

Traditional networking applications, and more broadly, network operating systems (NOS) are monolithic. This lack of software modularity has led to siloed software solutions from the incumbent vendors. Read More

Aug. 12, 2019

ArcOS: Enabling the Open Integration Era for Routing

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Keyur Patel

In the age of digital transformation, advancements in 5G, AI, machine learning, IOT, and network automation require smarter, scalable, and secure networks that lower the total costs of ownership. In a bid to achieve these goals, network infrastructure is increasingly becoming routing-centric. Read More

July 23, 2019

Why Building a Routing Software from First Principles Matters

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Murali Gandluru

We are now in the era that many are calling the fourth industrial revolution, more popularly known as digital transformation. Advancements including 5G, AI, machine learning, IoT, automation, and blockchain are enabling businesses to push the boundaries of technological innovations... Read More

April 4, 2019

The changing Role of Route Reflectors in the Modern Internet

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Arthi Ayyangar

The internet is a constantly evolving network. While its primary purpose continues to be that of providing global connectivity, we are in the digital era where much of the growth is occurring at the edge. There are several reasons for edge networks to be richly connected – delivering content over optimal paths, being geographically close to the consumer for better user experience, continuous growth of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications over 5G connectivity demanding low latency, etc... Read More

March 26, 2019

ArcOS: Building Scalable, Automated, Multi-Tenant Data Center Fabrics

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Keyur Patel

As application-centric digital infrastructures have become mainstream, data center network architectures (across both enterprises and providers) are firmly rooted in routing-centric designs leaving behind the siloed switching-centric designs of the past. Starting with the hyperscale cloud providers and extending to most major enterprises, multi-tier Clos topologies (“Leaf-Spine”) are the norm today and into the foreseeable future. These designs enable wide fan-out bandwidth for east-west host-to-host communication, Layer 3 routing to the top-of-rack (or even into the server host), and consistent latency metrics... Read More

Feb. 12, 2019

Quality: How Arrcus Drives Continuous Innovation and Growth

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Abhay Roy

At Arrcus, that’s how we continue to create a truly unique opportunity for our customers by enabling open integration of silicon, hardware, and software – essentially providing them the benefit to choose best-in-class options. Our approach to networking is ushering in a new wave of innovation across the datacenter, the edge, and the cloud... Read More

Jan. 23, 2019

ArcOS: Powering 5G and Next-Gen Hyperscale Cloud Computing with 400G

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Devesh Garg

Over the past year, I have been fortunate to talk to a number of thought leaders and CXOs across both enterprise and service providers in an effort to understand the challenges they face within their respective businesses. One consistent issue at the top-of-mind for these executives is how to rapidly maximize the business impact of their digital transformation strategies while lowering their overall TCOs. This includes leveling the playing field for their business (providers, retail, healthcare, logistics, etc.) while competing against a new wave of technology-centric hyperscalers. Read More

Dec. 18, 2018

Key Attributes of a Successful Company: People, Culture, and Innovation

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Nancy M. Lee

When I was asked to join the advisory board of Arrcus, Inc. last June, my first question was not about their product offering. I wanted to know the people of Arrcus and what type of culture they were building. In my 20 years of experience working in the Bay Area, where I spent more than a decade at Google, I’ve come to appreciate the critical role that people, culture, and values play in a company’s success. For a new entrant working to disrupt established markets where a small number of large players dominate, the ability to attract and retain... Read More

Dec. 5, 2018

Internet Route Security is Critical to Your Network Transformation Story

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Murali Gandluru

Businesses are driving digital initiatives that fundamentally change the way they interact with customers and provide them with a consistent, superior experience. These enterprises/providers have assets that span the cloud, offices, and increasingly the “intelligent” edge and business models that transcend all of these assets. Read More

July 16, 2018

Arrcus: The People, The Tech, and The Market are Just Right

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Steve Herrod

As a managing director at General Catalyst Partners and investor in Arrcus, I’ve had the opportunity to lead the latest round of Arrcus’s financing. As with all investments, our interest in Arrcus stems from a number of specific advantages we see the company has. Read More

July 16, 2018

Trigger Next-Generation Networking with the Arrcus Recipe

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Devesh Garg

Over the 20 plus years I’ve led technology companies, I’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry. Processors and storage continue to get better and cheaper, and the explosion of cloud services is changing the role of the data center. Read More

July 16, 2018

Arrcus: Meeting the Next Big Challenge in Network Infrastructure

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Randy Bush

While I am a member of the technical staff here at Arrcus, I want to emphasize that everyone is a member of the technical staff here—we’re a flat organization. I’ve been in computing for 53 years, and the industry has changed tremendously over that time period. Read More

July 16, 2018

Making Our Lives Easier: IPv6 and Arrcus’ Policy-Based Data Center

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Fred Baker

As one of the first advisors brought in by Arrcus and co-chair of the IPv6 Operations Working Group, I am now continuing a long career in working with the protocols that make up the fundamental workings of the Internet. Read More

July 16, 2018

Building Networking for Today’s Data Centers with Arrcus

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Chris Rust

In the course of my work with Clear Ventures, an early-stage technology investment firm based in Palo Alto, I’m always looking for companies like Arrcus. In fact, our firm has invested in Arrcus because we’ve seen the magnitude of the company’s potential to disrupt some very entrenched standards in the network infrastructure industry. Read More

July 16, 2018

Building the Best Possible Network Operating System from First Principles

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Keyur Patel

At Arrcus, we found ourselves presented with the rare opportunity of creating a new network operating system from ground up. With this blank sheet of paper in front of us, we were able to use first order architectural principles and incorporate features that we know to be proven and best-in-class. Read More