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The recent global upheaval has forced an unexpected sea-change upon corporate business workflows and campus networks. Workers and network administrators not only have to embrace a new model of the diffused campus workspace, but also adapt to the revised security, support and collaboration challenges imposed by social distancing, contact tracing and an amplified reliance of collaboration tools that are evermore business critical. Furthermore, campus IoT device deployments are exploding, as more use cases are becoming commonplace in the distributed
workforce; amplifying workforce productivity, and providing better monitoring of workloads, workers and physical workspaces.

While the relentless price/performance improvements of campus switched LAN and Wi-Fi technologies remains an important criteria for infrastructure upgrades, there is a new emphasis on automation, telemetry, and decision support analytics to offload and streamline day to day management activities from overly burdened NetOp and SecOp teams. Additionally, there are requirements for automated deployment, declarative configuration management, and simplified remediation, that allow a more diverse group of net admins to realize point and click, zero touch campus network deployments and maintenance.

Network administrators look for standards based solutions delivering high quality, ease of maintainability and a simplified administrative experience to facilitate templatized deployments, and help administrators build on industry best practices and their networking experience. Furthermore, as enterprises continue to drive operational efficiencies with new use cases, leveraging net based apps and specialized IoT devices, administrators look more to automation systems and tools to fulfil the business imperatives of predictable, repeatable and successful outcomes in the
management of their ever growing network campus workspace.

Arista’s Cognitive Campus Architecture delivers a comprehensive set of capabilities needed to fulfil the communications challenges of workers coping with increasingly dispersed workspaces. As workers require constant access to their corporate and cloud resources, Arista’s Cognitive Campus Workspaces meets constant availability requirements, with hitless upgrading and patching, lossless failover, and proactive remediation of client connection issues.