Arista Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN)
Arista and VMware have developed a virtual extensible LAN that is a tunneling mechanism to run between virtual or physical switches and enable applications to be deployed and moved between any server within the data center, regardless of IP subnet or physical host location. This enables IT departments to dynamically scale network architectures to support capacity on demand and workload mobility regardless of geography and existing IP addressing. It also overcomes scalability and segmentation limitations that exist within data center protocols. It uses proven IP protocols and requires no change to the underlying IP architecture or existing data center infrastructure.