Arista Networks Announces Acquisition of Big Switch Networks
Acquisition Enhances Arista’s Cloud Networking Software
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Feb. 13, 2020 -- Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET), a leader in cloud networking, today announced that it has acquired Big Switch Networks, a network monitoring and SDN (Software Defined Networking) pioneer.
Arista Networks provides a complete and visionary cloud networking suite, with rich capabilities in all critical areas of the campus, data center and public cloud. The acquisition of Big Switch will further strengthen the company’s network monitoring and observability suite delivered through Arista’s software platform CloudVisionⓇ and DANZ (Data ANalyZer) capabilities.
Big Switch Networks was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking for the third time. Additionally, Big Switch won the best of VMworld for Networking in 2019.
Arista and Dell will continue to partner to deliver cloud fabric and observability capabilities.
“For nearly six years, Big Switch Networks and Dell EMC Networking have collaborated in support of Open Networking and the flexibility and choice it offers customers,” said Tom Burns, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell EMC Networking & Solutions. “We look forward to continuing to offer advanced cloud and monitoring fabric capabilities to customers in partnership with Big Switch, now part of Arista Networks.”
"We welcome Big Switch to the Arista family. The addition of Big Switch products enriches our analytics and visibility, helping customers monitor their cloud area networks,” said Anshul Sadana, COO for Arista Networks.
"We are thrilled to join forces with Arista to help customers dramatically simplify their journey to the cloud,” said Douglas Murray, President and CEO, Big Switch Networks.
Arista will be hosting a webinar on March 11, where the combined product team will discuss the evolution of the monitoring and observability capabilities and how they enhance network operations: Register here
For more insight, check out the blog by Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO for Arista Networks.
About Arista Networks
Arista Networks pioneered software-driven, cognitive cloud networking for large-scale datacenter and campus environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms redefine and deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics, and security. Arista has shipped more than twenty million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards across private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, Arista products are supported worldwide directly and through partners.
ARISTA, EOS, CloudVision and DANZ are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Additional information and resources can be found at www.arista.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the benefits of Big Switch’s products and their impact on the Company’s network monitoring and observability suite. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements including: our limited operating history and experience with developing and releasing new products including network monitoring, analytics and observability products; the benefits resulting from the acquisition of Big Switch Networks and impact on Arista’s suite of networking and monitoring products; product, support or service quality problems; rapidly evolving changes in technology, customer requirements and industry standards as well as other risks stated in our filings with the SEC available on Arista's website at www.arista.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Arista disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
About Big Switch
Big Switch Networks is the Cloud-First Networking company, bringing public cloud-style networking and hybrid cloud consistency to organizations around the world. The company provides data center switching, visibility and analytics solutions for on-premises clouds, public clouds and multi-cloud environments that enable companies of all sizes to increase operational efficiency and business agility, while reducing networking costs. Big Switch was founded in 2010, with roots in the original Stanford research team that invented software-defined networking. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For additional information: visit us www.bigswitch.com, reach us firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @bigswitch, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Copyright 2019 Big Switch Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Big Switch Networks, the Big Switch logo, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BMF, Multi-Cloud Director, BigSecure, Big Switch Labs, BSN, Switch Light, ONL Certified, and ONL Certified Gold, ONLX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners. Big Switch Networks assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies in this.
Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, Andrew Lerner, Mike Toussaint, Jonathan Forest, 15 July 2019.
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