Frost & Sullivan:
"The critical requirements for the network in the data center have been changing - Intel's Nehalem processor, Solid-State Storage, mobile Virtual Machines, and the ever increasing demands for space, power, and cooling have stressed the data center past a breaking point. The Gigabit Ethernet network of yester-year is waning in capability to support this new IT Infrastructure and with 10GbE coming built into servers, and a near-term future of 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet it is time for the networking industry to take the same order of magnitude performance steps forward that the server and storage market have. The Arista 7500 modular switching platform is the first of its kind built to support this next-generation of networking requirements where high-density 10GbE is the default connectivity, Ethernet is lossless, power efficiency is critical, and space is at a premium."
Vanessa Alvarez of Frost & Sullivan