Arista EMEA Cloud Builders 2023 is a series of events that cover a range of technical topics and provide practical demonstrations of innovative EOS® features.

We will be discussing best practices for designing and deploying data center networks, as well as showcasing our latest features in automation, analytics and security. We will also discuss Arista Cognitive Campus and Network Detection and Response solutions providing exceptional performance, quality and visibility for your campus POE and Wi-Fi needs!

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Date & Time: 

7 September 2023

8.30 AM - 5 PM


Great Cumberland Place Hotel

6 Bryanston St, London W1H 7AN, United Kingdom


  • Main Room Sessions (Ocean Room)

08:30 - 09:15

Welcome Reception (Coffee, Registration)

09:15 - 09:30

Introduction & Welcome

09:30 - 10:15

Building AI Network Fabrics

10:15 - 11:00

Advances in Cognitive Campus

11:00 - 11.15

Morning Break

11:15 - 11:45

Nick Garland, Keynote speaker

11:45 - 12:45

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Routing

12:45 – 13:00

Morning wrap-up, quiz and prizes

13:00 - 14:00


  • Breakout Room #1 (Ocean Room)

14:00 - 14:45

AGNI: Network Identity as a Service

14:45 - 15:30

Arista CI/CD Pipeline

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Break

15:50 - 16:40

Network Operations with CloudVision

16:40 - 17:00

Closing, final words & prize draw 

  • Breakout Room #2 (Studio 7)

14:00 - 14:40

Network Automation Building Blocks

14:40 - 15:30

Data Center Architecture

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Break

15:50 - 16:35

Migration Strategies for Campus,
Data Center and Service Provider Networks


Topics Covered

Building AI Network Fabrics

Starting with the building blocks of AI/ML, we will consider the requirements needed to design and build IP/Ethernet networks to support these kinds of workloads.

We will review the history of lossless fabrics, the techniques and protocols involved - including ROCEv2, ECN and PFC - as well as how to leverage the different buffering technologies offered by Arista platforms.

Network Operations with CloudVision

Focusing on Arista CloudVision's latest developments, we will demonstrate how to keep modernizing traditional Day 2 network operations.

Referring to real-world use cases, we will show how to take advantage of CloudVision's provisioning workflows, the new additions to telemetry, and Arista's Network Data Lake (NetDL)

Arista CI Pipeline

The Arista CI Pipeline provides a complete solution for network DevOps by automating the design, documentation, deployment, and testing of network changes. We will present how, through this automation, users take advantage of the improved agility and reliability that come with a modernized network operating model.

Touching upon the CD element of CI/CD in NetDevOps, we will explore how to glue different software components of the Pipeline together for a seamless CI experience.

Data Center Architecture Fundamentals

In this introductory session, we will review the basic building blocks of Data Center Architecture for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 Leaf and Spine designs, following Arista's Universal Cloud Network Design principles.

We will discuss how to build scalable Data Center networks and the pros and cons of the different design considerations involved. Throughout the session, we will cover concepts such as ECMP, oversubscription and overlay networking techniques amongst other things - whilst describing the value these components bring and an explanation of why we use them.

Service Provider Networking Update

During this session, we will consider the latest advancements in Service Provider technologies. We will look at how to apply traffic policies to protect against DDoS, explore Ethernet OAM for precise performance measurement, examine Arista's flexible encapsulation functionality as well as taking a deeper look at our FlexAlgo offering.

Advances in Cognitive Campus

In this session, we will look at the latest technology advances in Campus networking: from Zero-trust Network Security, including updates from Arista's NDR, AGNI and MSS-G solutions, to Cognitive Operations covering the latest EOS and CloudVision feature additions.

We will also review the latest 720 and 750 Campus POE Series Switches, as well as the newest updates to the Wi-Fi platform portfolio.

Next Generation Enterprise WAN Routing

Built upon the Arista 5000 Series Routers and CloudEOS virtual and cloud platforms, Arista continues expanding its next generation WAN Enterprise solutions.

During this session we will cover both Enterprise WAN Routing and DCI solutions based on the latest EVPN and SR functionalities as well as SD-WAN features and technologies such as Application Identification, Adaptive Overlays and Dynamic Path Selection and Path Computation. 

AGNI: Network Identity as-a-Service

Arista Guardian for Network Identity (AGNI) is the next-generation, cloud-native, AI-driven solution that delivers identity-based Network Access Control (NAC).

This session will showcase how AGNI provides: a simple, self-service onboarding using SSO for wireless users; a complete certificate life cycle management with cloud-native PKI infrastructure; authorization and segmentation; behavioral profiling; and visibility of all connected devices.

Network Automation Building Blocks

This session will cover the foundational building blocks that are crucial for successful Network Automation projects, focusing on key techniques and tools. Participants will explore practical topics such as leveraging APIs for automated configurations, testing methodologies, centralised systems of record, and the creation of reusable templates to streamline operations. Real-world examples will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss emerging technologies shaping the field.

Join us for an informative and insightful session on implementing network automation best practices.


Migration Strategies for Campus, Data Center and Service Provider Networks

Throughout this session, we will focus on effective migration strategies for network upgrades in various domains.

In the Data Center, we will demonstrate how to transition from a traditional 3-tier architecture to a more scalable and efficient L3 Leaf-Spine (L3LS) design.

We will also explore migration techniques for Campus Networks, typically moving away from stacking technologies to a modern Leaf-Spine Architecture for improved scalability and flexibility.

Specifically for Service Provider space, we showcase the migration path from traditional protocols to EVPN-based services, offering enhanced service delivery.