Customer Testimonials

As the infrastructure matures and greater scale is needed, both Arista and Wasabi will continue working together as partners to successfully deliver a high performing, low-cost and scalable solution.


“We looked at a number of possible solutions and Arista offered us the only completely lossless architecture which delivered the best performance, lowest latency with deep support for multicast which is vital for this project.”

Rob Newton, NEP UK director of engineering and technology

"Ethernet interfaces from 10G to 100G provide sufficient bandwidth to transport uncompressed content from SD to UHD but require additional broadcast wrappers to do so. This includes the SMPTE standards, which have recently enabled uncompressed media transport over IP and, thereby, removed the last blocker to an all‐IP platform. While still in their infancy, these new protocols, along with standards like AMWA NMOS, promise to reduce complexity in managing content distribution.”

Kenelm Deen, Arqiva’s Senior Product Manager, Terrestrial Broadcast

“I still remember the case where we were affected by the software bug related to the BGP process and spent almost 8 months before the vendor could shine a light on a root cause. Arista are different – they do things very fast and professionally and they are ready to go the extra mile for customer satisfaction.”

Jens Osterloh, Network Architect for G-Core Labs
.G-Core Labs

“The stable underlay network supporting the overlay network was very important, and we were able to build the system successfully. VMWare NSX and Arista VTEP based on Arista EOS CloudVision® are the best collaboration for an SDDC-based integrated cloud. As a result of a highly reliable best practice solution, we can easily expand in the future, as well as introduce cloud services from other Samsung affiliates.”

Eunho Choi, Advisory Engineer of Samsung SDS
.Samsung SDS

“We ran virtualised instances of the switches to speed up the development process. We could also take it on a laptop to show customers – EOS offered a full API which allows us to build a lot of features into our software stack that ultimately reduce the number of people involved and time taken to deliver the service.”

Andy Davidson, Asteroid Co-Founder

“Looking to the future, we are planning to upgrade our edge network to Arista7500 switches to allow us to benefit from more cost-effective connectivity and the advantage of having a single operating system across our architecture which makes management tasks easier and more efficient.”

Arnaud Fenioux, CTO at HOPUS

“Overall, this has been a very successful project for us that has removed much of the complexity of our network while building a solid foundation that allows us to keep scaling the network to better serve the business.”

Yaniv Katz, Director for Data Center Engineering at LivePerson

“We worked well as a team. We went from proof of concept to migrating nearly 95% of our infrastructure in just a few months without any unplanned outages and only minor issues that were quickly resolved through simple configuration changes.“

Andreas Hagin, lead engineer for infrastructure at Helvetia

“In the end, Arista was a very simple choice for us. Arista was a case where you could do everything and you got everything, which was really refreshing as they were not holding back. The sales cycle was good from start to finish.”

Ariel Pisetzky, VP of IT for Taboola

“For us the future is a fully 100Gbps architecture, so our plan is to bring the next generation of Arista kit back into our labs and put it through its paces – and we know that behind us we have the Arista engineers and support team that are simply awesome!"

Dmitry Shemonaev, Head of NOC (Network Operations Center) for Qrator
.Qrator Labs

“Our technical guys were particularly impressed by the ease of management of Arista and during operation it has allowed us to make major changes that would typically take weeks in just a few days.”

Eldad Omer, Director of IT for Ayalon
.Ayalon Insurance

NEP Australia (NEP), one of Australia’s leading providers of outsourced broadcast production solutions, has entered into an agreement with Arista Networks, a leader in datacenter cloud networking, via leading supplier Professional Audio and Television (PAT), to provide core network infrastructure to NEP’s new production Hubs.
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“What Arista gives us is the software solution that allows us to build a living and breathing network and where it grows from this point onwards is in our own hands.”

Simon Woodhead, a technology innovator and CEO of Simwood

“As an industry first, there was a bit of a learning curve, but we had no issues with the Arista switch. One of the things we were concerned about was unlike a data center where a switch is always on, we have to deploy on a new site for every job and switching equipment on and off needs to be predictable and have reasonably quick startup - in this respect, the Arista switch is up and running in under 8 minutes which is faster than some of the other elements within the truck.”

Dan McDonnell, Managing Director and Founder
.Timeline Television

“We are doing some quite interesting and technical challenging things with the Arista switches and when we needed to speak to an Arista tech support, we would actually get an expert, not just somebody reading from a script – that was phenomenal.”

Tom Penrose, team lead for systems

exa networks
“The performance of the Arista switches has exceeded our expectation and as the higher density design has allowed us to reduce our rack space and energy consumption.”

Thomas Mangin, technical director and co-founder of Exa Networks
.EXA Networks

Baffin Bay
“The Arista EOS is absolutely critical as it allows us to embed our custom software in each switch to detect and block issues like denial of service attacks and other threats in the most efficient manner.”

Joakim Sundberg, co-founder
.Baffin Bay Networks

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“I really took a risk moving off the incumbent vendor, but it has more than paid off. The network is so stable I haven’t had to touch the network much in 3 years.”

Eric Perkins, Senior Network Engineer
.Littleton Regional Healthcare

Customer Testimonials
“We weren’t just looking for a piece of hardware, we were looking for a partner. The impact of this project will affect not just us but research projects around the world and we were embarking on a bit of a journey of discovery.”

Dr Peter Clapham, Informatics Support Group Team Leader
.The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute selects Arista for innovative cloud-based infrastructure as a service platform to aid scientific breakthroughs

“We effectively process more transactions than the London Stock Exchanges combined and our development teams are continually working on a variety of projects that require our infrastructure to deliver both high performance and the ability to rapidly scale.”

Richard Haigh, Head of Delivery Enablement
.Paddy Power Betfair selects Arista Networks as the critical network layer in its transition to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and DevOps focused environment

“We have the Arista platforms running operationally now for nearly five years and the performance along with the integration into our SDN architecture is phenomenal, but what is just as important is our relationship with the Arista team – this goes beyond just support, by providing us access to some incredibly knowledgeable people has allowed us to develop new features that have added some unique capabilities to the way we manage our cloud.”

Edwin Beekman, a Mission Critical Engineer
.Schuberg Philis selects Arista for its Mission Critical Cloud as part of a successful and ongoing journey to meet its 100% principle

“We selected Arista for its known performance and robustness. Being a proven technology in combination with the fact that it runs Linux provides us the flexibility we need in a switch platform supporting a fast changing technology such as OpenStack.”

Tjebbe de Winter, co-founder of Cyso
.Cyso selects Arista as critical foundation for low cost, reliable and scalable public cloud service.

"The decision to go with Arista also gave us an opportunity to revaluate our architecture and start to take advantage of extensibility features within the platform such as buffer monitoring, that offer us more visibility over traffic flow, and to take proactive capacity planning measures to avoid any future issues.”

Aaron White, Global Head of Networks for Options
.Options selects Arista to deliver ultra-low latency access to a diverse range of order execution and broker services for over 200 financial services firms.

"We looked at a number of options and only Arista’s implementation of universal spine plus FlexRoute offers us the performance benefits of deploying a traditional routing platform with cost savings and flexibility of a switching architecture. In terms of performance and reliability, the Arista solution has been faultless and integrated seamlessly with the other elements within our plant with enough density and headroom to allow us to scale to meet new business demands”

Gabriele Ubertini, Head of Technology Research and Engineering
.Sky Italia selects Arista for innovative transition to SDI over IP networking while delivering broadcast grade performance and resiliency.

“The architecture is designed to cope well with unanticipated issues and we have worked with a fantastically responsive team at Arista to do things which would normally be incredibly challenging with monolithic network operating system architecture - and crucially, while delivering the highest levels of performance and availability for the network.”

Oliver Gorwits, Head of Networks and Computer Security for ECMWF
.Arista Selected for ECMWF Critical and Extensible Network Infrastructure

“The advantage of the solution offered by Arista is a combination of MLAG functionality with very low packet latency, which is a very important feature when it comes to distributed calculations.”

Adam Padée, Head of the Computing Infrastructure Team at the Centre
.National Centre for Nuclear Research

“The Arista switches will allow us to work smarter not harder, and staff and students will certainly notice and benefit from the performance hike delivered by the upgrade.”

Sean Ashford, The University of Winchester’s Network and Systems Manager
.University of Winchester Case Study

“I’ve been building networks at AWE for 27 years. This project has been really exciting as it’s the first time we’ve set up a whole new network from scratch and implemented the latest state of the art equipment. Based on the commitments made to the business 12 months ago, working with Arista has meant we’ve achieved what we set out to do. Our requirements have certainly been met.”

Neil McMahon, Atomic Weapons Establishment’s Networking Manager for HPC
.AWE Case Study

"For the cost, density and performance we were looking for, we could find no other solution that got close to the level of the Arista switches. The move to Arista has led to a 6 to 8 times increase in throughput with a latency reduction."

Christian Marnitz, Head of Technology, Picturemaxx
.Picturemaxx Case Study

"I would say that Arista has the best technical support in the business. We got nothing but highly knowledgeable people at initial contact, and an excellent and honest sales staff, with no gray area or misunderstandings. It was an excellent decision to turn our network into an Arista data center."

Len Gedeon, Information Technical Consultant, Medical Mutual
.Medical Mutual Case Study

"We looked at the problem in a purely subjective fashion and it was clear with the requirement for lowest latency and high throughput, a solution built around Arista switches would offer a good fit – more so when you look at the progressive nature of Leonix and its rapid growth."

Sébastien Scuiereb, Commercial Director, VP Sales, Alyseo, on behalf of Leonix
.Leonix Case Study

"Cloudera Enterprise, the core of an enterprise data hub, gives our customers access to all their data whether structured or unstructured. It's the foundation for the next generation of data management infrastructure, and provides insights that haven't been possible until now. Arista's Map Reduce Tracer provides similar insights to network administrators in understanding network performance and big data workloads across a variety of large data center and computing environments offering us high availability, which is critical for our success."

Tor Amundson, Network Engineer, Cloudera

"NPL holds the time source of highest accuracy in the UK, participating in the UTC definition. NPL employs Arista 7150S high precision Ethernet switches to deliver its NPLTime® service, which offers a certified time distribution for the financial sector. NPL employs PTP across a network of Arista 7150S, selected for the accuracy of its hardware-based timestamping and OCXO, providing highly precise and stable PTP time distribution, hence preserving the highest precision timing towards the organizations and customers that receive a certified precise time signal, directly traceable to UTC and independent of GPS."

Dr. Leon Lobo, Business Development Manager (Time and Frequency), National Physical Laboratory

"The network is critical to maintaining the services our customers depend on. With Arista EOS and the Arista 7300 platform, we will be able to automate and program our network, ensuring high availability and uptime while also reducing our operational costs."

Steve Wesling, IT Operations/Network Manager, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

"On functionality, feature-set and price, Arista Networks 7000 Series switches had everything we needed."

John Killian, Chief Architect, AIS
.AIS Case Study

"The search was on for the right switch ... With our clients looking for us to provide revolutionary turnkey solutions, we needed to find an affordable 1U switch that was open, adaptive and extremely powerful. While cost, space and power consumption were important considerations, our primary concern was finding the best architectural solution. The Arista 7048 ticked all the boxes with non-blocking wire speed performance on all ports and extensibility built into the switch architecture."

Yoram Heller, VP of Corporate Development, Morphlabs
.Morphlabs Case Study

"Being the first cloud in Costa Rica was a great challenge for us, on one hand we had the customers’ requirements (high end switching, wire speed and support) and on the other the commitment to a green facility and thanks to the Arista solutions we accomplish both."

Gonzalo Berrocal Brenes, IT Director, Racsa
.Rasca Costa Rica Case Study

"The Arista team is always open to new ideas and exploring new ways of distributing market data and supporting our customers with the latest in financial trading and Ethernet technologies. Working together, we will create a completely new class and category of product for the financial industry."

Steve McNeany, President of ACTIV Financial Systems
.Activ Financial Case Study

"The Arista switches, with their leading port density, low power and robust software allowed us to meet the high standards that our customers demand from our social networking service."

Neal Sato CTO, MIXI, Inc.
.Mixi Case Study

"Alatum is pleased to work with Arista Networks to deliver cloud computing services. The scalability, reliability and performance of our Alatum cloud services powered by HP and Arista Networks will enable businesses to be more agile, reduce their operating costs significantly and operate more productively."

Alvin Kok, SingTel’s Head of Infocomm Services.

"StumbleUpon has been experiencing sustained traffic growth typical of large social networks and Arista was able to provide the most efficient and scalable datacenter networking platform. The low power consumption and high density of Arista’s switches is unmatched by the competition."

Japjit Tulsi, Vice President of Engineering at StumbleUpon

"As the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, the Chicago Board of Exchange requires a network infrastructure that delivers the low latency and non blocking performance that our high volume trading environments demand. Arista's high performance modular and top of rack 10 Gb switching solutions meet CBOE stringent trading operations requirements by delivering one of the lowest latency exchange trading infrastructures in the marketplace."

Curt Schumaker, CTO/Vice President-Systems Operations, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.

CGGVeritas is a recognized leader in seismic data processing and imaging services with a worldwide network of 29 open and 12 dedicated seismic processing centers."Our data processing applications in these centers operate in high-performance compute clusters which demand low latency, and high bandwidth from the network. Arista's networking solutions delivered on these key requirements. By working with Arista we've developed a more efficient 10 GbE seismic processing center architecture with the ability to scale to 40 Gb and beyond." Doug Northrup - Manager, Global Network Group, CGGVeritas Services
"As we looked to create the finest Cloud Services offering to our customers, we wanted to build this on best of breed products. Arista has proven to be truly best of breed with their 10GbE switches. The combination of port density, low power consumption and robust high quality software is the best product we tested."

Kenji Mukai Executive Officer, General Manager, IT Architect Solution Div., SCSK Corporation

"With data transaction volumes regularly exceeding that of Twitter, Flurry looked to Arista Networks’ switching solutions to significantly and cost-effectively increase performance and reduce latency of our network. As we plan to add hundreds of servers over the next two quarters, the addition of Arista’s 10 gigabit switches offers an unbeatable ROI, and positions Flurry for unparalleled performance."

Sean Byrnes, Chief Technology Officer, Flurry
.Flurry Chooses Arista Networks to Support Unprecedented Growth

"We are effectively running the Arista switches as the core networking switches and so far we have had no issues around the latency or reliability. The cost per port is around a quarter of what anybody else could match, even with educational discounts, and we are using only 26 of the 48 ports giving us plenty of scope to grow."

.Laboratory of Molecular Biology deploys Arista 10GbE

"Arista has taken data center switching to new heights - the Arista 7500 architecture is ideally suited for our HPC and storage needs," said Phil Papadopoulos, Director of UC Systems, San Diego Super Computer Center. "It is testament to Arista's excellent engineering and overall vision. I am impressed by the order of magnitude improvement in every dimension and metric - efficiency, density, performance, reliability and footprint than any other 10GbE product."

.Arista Networks Receives Honors in 2012 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

"The Switch SuperNAP is the highest power density data center in the world, we partner with Arista to deliver high density networking solutions with many of our joint customers who are using Arista switching and the SuperNAP's power efficiency/density to run some of the largest Hadoop clusters, largest concurrent streaming media delivery, and most cost effective public clouds."

Rob Roy, CEO Switch.

"Delivering high profile events such as the 2010 Winter Olympics requires maximum uptime, immaculate QoS, and automated provisioning. Having the latest generation 10Gb Ethernet switching from Arista in our Las Vegas and London Broadcast Operations Centers is absolutely critical to our success."

Mio Babic, CEO iStreamPlanet

"At Voxel we needed a high performance infrastructure to exceed our customer requirements that also had to deliver maximum uptime while tying into our operational workflows for our VoxCloud service. Arista switches improved response times and also allowed us to cost-effectively manage our growth with 10GbE at an unbelievable price,"

Raj Dutt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Voxel International Hosting Company.

"Working with a multitude of new tapeless digital video formats means moving, copying and processing terra bytes of data on a daily basis. Successfully implementing 10GbE from Arista within the BBC Bristol Production Village provides the necessary foundation to deliver efficiency savings and cutting edge performance enabling BBC Bristol to meet it's broadcasting commitments."

Sarah Wade, Project Manager, BBC Bristol, in the UK.
.BBC Case Study

"As soon as we started testing, it was immediately clear that the Arista 7100 was a game changer, delivering the kind of high performance and availability that heretofore would not have been possible."

"In fact, given Arista's impressive layer 3 routing capabilities, I can't see anything being more significant in the 10 GbE switching space right now"

Paul Mullen, Systems Administrator, HEAnet.
.HEAnet Case Study

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

"To maintain the cutting edge R&D computing capabilities our scientists need to fulfill their national security missions, we look for the cost-effective technology solutions that best suit our unique computing environment. We selected the Arista switches because they provide the low latency, high density and reliability attributes our cluster, storage and network infrastructure require," said Mark Seager, LLNL Assistant Department head for Advanced Technology.

"This switch technology will allow us to explore and develop the petascale computing capabilities vital to our future research endeavors."

Northwestern University

"Currently, we are creating new techniques for dynamic, adaptable networks, said Joe Mambretti, Director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University (iCAIR).We selected Arista's switch because of its unique capabilities related to flexible control and provisioning. We are developing extensions for Arista's EOS that will enable it to be integrated into large scale distributed systems, providing major new capabilities for network services that can quickly adjust to changing traffic requirements."

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