Arista Networks is an industry leader in cognitive cloud networking solutions for large data center and campus environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 400 gigabits per second, deliver availability, agility, automation analytics, and security through CloudVision® and Arista EOS®, an advanced network operating system.
Arista was founded by industry luminaries Andy Bechtolsheim, Ken Duda and David Cheriton, launched in 2008 and is led by CEO Jayshree Ullal. Its seasoned leadership team is globally recognized as respected leaders and visionaries with a rich and extensive history in networking and innovation. Arista was recognized as a leader with the top score in current offering and strategy categories in The Forrester Wave™: Open, Programmable Switches For A Businesswide SDN, Q3 2020.
The company went public in June 2014, is listed with NYSE (ANET), and currently has more than 7,000 cloud customers worldwide.
Arista has a prestigious set of customers, including Fortune 500 global companies in markets such as cloud titans, enterprise, financials, and specialty cloud service providers. The company delivers products across the data center and campus with routing and software solutions for monitoring and network detection and response worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Arista has offices around the world.
Arista’s latest acquisition of Awake Security (October 2020), a network detection and response (NDR) platform, combines AI with human expertise to autonomously hunt and respond to insider and external threats while providing triage digital forensics and incident responses across campus, data center and IoT.
To bolster its deep and real-time monitoring and visibility capabilities, Arista acquired Big Switch Networks earlier in 2020. This, along with the company’s existing DANZ (Data ANalyZer) capabilities, led to the introduction of DMF (DANZ Monitoring Fabric), a network observability software across Arista switching platforms that gives customers enterprise-wide traffic visibility and contextual insights. The acquisition of Mojo Networks in 2018 provides the company with WiFi solutions for campus and enterprise networks, while Metamako (also in 2018) augments Arista’s low-latency platforms.
Arista’s core technology and these acquisitions have transformed Arista into a data-driven cognitive cloud networking company that delivers its AI value through the network.