Arista Networks Expands Cloud Networking Portfolio

New 7050 and EOS™ Solutions Maximize Uptime and Operational Capabilities

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — November 15, 2011 – Arista Networks, Inc. today announced four new switches to its 7050 Series family and Arista EOS software enhancements that address the most demanding needs in cloud computing environments. The products are an expansion of Arista’s cloud networking portfolio and provide the scalability, resilience and density customers with mission-critical data centers and cloud computing facilities require.

“The delivery of 40 Gigabit Ethernet switches, puts our customers in the unique position of building high density networks that scale for future growth, while integrating existing 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions,” said Anshul Sadana, Vice President, Customer Engineering for Arista Networks.

The Arista 7050Q-16 provides 16 ports of 40 GbE as well as the capability to connect to eight ports of 1/10 GbE based on SFP+ interfaces. The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) for high performance logging and local storage and the latest in Intel microprocessor architecture, drives increased control throughput, giving customers an affordable, top-of-rack spine alternative.

The new 7050T-64 and 7050T-52 Series leaf switches provide 48 ports of 100/1000/10GBASE-T to server and storage nodes, supporting existing cabling of distances up to 100 meters. This offers easy migration from existing 1GbE to 10GbE without intrusive upgrades. U.S. list price starts at $15,995 ($312/port) making this solution a compelling, cost-effective deployment of 1GbE today that is 10GbE ready.

In order to address the SFP direct-attached servers or for fiber aggregation, Arista is introducing the 7050S-52, providing 52 ports of 10GbE to complement the 7050S-64 announced earlier this year.

Arista EOS – Cloud Scale Resiliency

Arista’s advanced software continues to offer unprecedented features for cloud networks. Hitless Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG) provides resiliency against any cable, transceiver or switch failure in a two-tier network with traffic loss under 50 milliseconds.

Enhancements to Arista’s leading Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) system creates the first stateless networking deployments for intelligent, multi-layer switches. With ZTP customers can automate the deployment, replacement and upgrading of a switch.

MLAG with In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) allows for a network upgrade without any application downtime, boosting the overall availability of the network in a cloud data center.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver Cloud Networking Solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning best-of-breed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance. At the core of Arista's platform is EOS a ground-breaking new software architecture. Arista Networks markets its products worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

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Arista CloudVision is a registered trademark and Arista EOS is a trademark of Arista Networks.

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