Arista 7050X Series

The Arista 7050X Series are a range of 1 and 2RU purpose built 10/40GbE switches with wire speed layer 2/3/4 performance combined with low latency and advanced features for software driven cloud networking, big data, cloud, virtualized and traditional deployments. The 7050X Series provide flexible options for scalable two-tier network designs and incorporate traffic control, monitoring and provisioning features that support ease of use.

Featured Video: 7050X Series - Overview

7050X Series
Description Arista 7050X Series of cloud scale fixed configuration leaf and spine switches.
Switching Throughput 2.56 Terabits/sec
Max Forwarding Rate 1440 Mpps
10G Interfaces Up to 96
40G Interfaces Up to 32
Rack Space 1RU and 2RU
10GbE Typical Power 1.2W per port
Hot Swap Power and Fans Yes
Reversible Airflow Yes

High Performance 10/40Gb Ethernet Leaf-Spine

  • Dense 10GbE and 40GbE
  • Latency from 550ns
  • Data Center optimized with reversible airflow

Optimized for DC Designs

  • Flexible 10G and 40G options
  • 288K MAC and 208K IPv4 Host Routes
  • 64 Way Multi-Pathing over L2 and L3
  • Resilient ECMP and LAG Hashing
  • Power efficient for lower total cost of ownership

Advanced Traffic Control, Provisioning and Monitoring

High Availability

  • Smart System Upgrade with Hitless Software Upgrade
  • Redundant and hot-swap power and cooling
  • Self-healing stateful fault repair (SFR)
  • MLAG ISSU
  • Data Center optimized with reversible airflow

The 7050X Series enables highly scalable two-tier network designs with MLAG, ECMP and VXLAN technologies.

MLAG Spine - All Active Multipath for Layer 2

  • Standards based protocol (LACP)
  • Simplified or eliminates Spanning Tree topology
  • Simple to understand and easy to engineer traffic

ECMP - All Active Multipath for Layer 3

  • Standards based protocol (OSPF, BGP)
  • Eliminates L2 for exceptional scalability and fault tolerance
  • Exceptional scale with consistent performance in 2 tiers

VXLAN Layer 2 over Layer 3 - Best of Both Worlds

  • All active multipath using ECMP (up to 64-way)
  • Single L3 network for all applications
  • L2 extensions for stateful VM - VM over Layer 3
  • Extends L2 with exceptional scalabilty (16M Virtual NWs)
  • Cloudburst over public infrastructure

Industry Leading Performance, Power-Efficiency, and High Availability

The Arista 7050SX switches offer wirespeed 10GbE and 40GbE versatility, plus flexibility for connecting servers and storage running:

  • Business critical applications
  • High performance computing
  • Highly virtualized cloud infrastructures

The 7050SX 1RU systems combine 48 host facing SFP+ interfaces with a choice of 10/40GbE options. The QSFP+ and MXP interfaces increase the system density up to 96 10 Gigabit ports or 48 10GbE and 12 40GbE ports. The combinations allow for design flexibility.

For higher density requirements the 7050SX-128 offers 96 10GbE SFP+ interfaces and 8 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces in 2 RU. All systems are ideal for for top of rack or end of row with consistent performance, and high availability.

7050SX2-72Q (48 SFP+ and 6 QSFP+ ports) and 7050SX2-128 (96 SFP+ and 8 QSFP+ ports) provide high-density platforms and deliver line rate VXLAN routing in a single pass.

Arista 7050SX Switches Model Comparison
 7050SX-647050SX-727050SX-72Q7050SX2-72Q7050SX-967050SX-1287050SX2-128
Total SFP+ Ports 48 48 48 48 48 96 96
Total QSFP+ Ports 4 - 6 6 - 8 8
Total MXP Ports - 2 - - 4 - -
Max 10GbE Interfaces 64 72 72 72 96 96 96
Max 40GbE Interfaces 4 6 6 6 12 8 8
Latency 550ns 550ns 550ns 550ns 550ns 550ns 550ns
Typical Power Draw 140W 144W 144W 127W 159W 235W 214W

10GbE at Gigabit Pricing

The Arista 7050TX switches offer triple speed switching of 100Mbps/1GbE/10GbE and backwards compatibility with installed Ethernet cabling and standard RJ-45 connectors. The 7050TX is the ideal switch for:

  • Offering the most cost-effective media interfaces (copper)
  • Leveraging existing cable plants, reducing installation and wiring costs
  • Lower energy costs due to more efficient power and cooling, for greater TCO

The 7050TX 1RU systems combine up to 48 10GBASE-T interfaces with a flexible choice of 10/40GbE uplinks offering variable subscription ratios including 1:1. The wide range of models allows for simple migration from 1G to 10G, reusing existing cabling and either top of rack or end of row based on the requirements.

For higher host density requirements the 7050TX-128 offers a full 96 10GBASE-T interfaces supporting 100M/1G/10G rates and 8 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces in a compact 2RU footprint.

The increased performance, features and density ensures two-tier designs based on MLAG and ECMP that are scalable, power efficient and proven EOS reliability.

7050TX2-128 provides 98 10GBASE-T interfaces supporting 100M/1G/10G rates and 8 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces and delivers line rate VXLAN routing in a single pass.

Arista 7050TX Series Switches Model Comparison
 7050TX-487050TX-647050TX-727050TX-72Q7050TX-967050TX-1287050TX2-128
Total 10GBASE-T Ports 32 48 48 48 48 96 96
Total QSFP+ Ports 4 4 - 6 - 8 8
Total MXP Ports - - 2 - 4 - -
Max 10GbE Interfaces 48 64 72 72 96 96 96
Max 40GbE Interfaces 4 4 6 6 12 8 8
Latency 3.1µs 3.1µs 3.1µs 3.1µs 3.1µs 3.1µs 3.1µs
Typical Power Draw 305W 315W 349W 340W 355W 507W 485W

40GbE Spine Solutions: The New Standard in Data Center Networks

The Arista 1RU 7050QX switches deliver line rate 40GbE performance, offering the lowest latency 32x40 Gbps switch in the world. The 7050QX is the ideal switch for:

  • Scaling uplink bandwidth between data center leaf switches
  • Ultra-high density 40GbE switching in a compact fixed form-factor structures
  • Purpose-built spine aggregation switching (2.56 Tbps switching capacity)

The 7050QX can be deployed as an all 40GbE system or as a combination of 10GbE leaf ports and 40GbE spine ports within the same chassis. Power efficient, compact footprint, flexible table sizes and EOS innovations like SSU and MLAG make the 7050QX ideal for leaf and spine as well as scale-out ECMP designs. The 7050QX-32S offers 4 SFP+ ports that allow for 1/10G connections increasing the deployment options.

7050QX2-32S offers high-density, power efficient 40G connectivity with line rate VXLAN routing capability in a single pass.

7050QX Switches Model Comparison
 7050QX-327050QX-32S7050QX2-32S
Total SFP+ Ports 0 4 4
Total QSFP+ Ports 32 32 32
Max 10GbE Interfaces 96 96 96
Max 40GbE Interfaces 32 32 32
Latency 550ns 550ns 550ns
Typical Power Draw 162W (5W Per Port) 150W (4.5W per port) 129W (4W per port)

The Arista 7050X Series:

Featured Video: 7050X Series - Comparison

The following table compares Arista 7050X Series models. For a complete catalog of Arista 7000 Series switch specifications click here.

 

 7050QX7050TX7050SX
  32 32S 48 64 72 72Q 96 128 64 72 72Q 96 128
Rack Units 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
10GBASE-T Ports - - 32 48 48 48 48 96 - - - - -
SFP+ Ports - 4 - - - - - - 48 48 48 48 96
QSFP+ Ports 32 32 4 4 - 6 - 8 4 - 6 - 8
MXP Ports - - - - 2 0 4 - - 2 0 4 -
Max System Density 10GbE Interfaces 96 96 48 64 72 72 96 96 64 72 72 96 96
Max System Density 40GbE Interfaces 32 32 4 4 6 6 12 8 4 6 6 12 8
Typical Power 162W 150W 305W 315W 349W 349W 355W 507W 140W 144W 144W 159W 235W
AC and DC Power Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Future Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airflow F-R / R-F
Optional SSD Yes
VXLAN Yes
LANZ Yes
AEM Yes
OpenFlow Yes
Direct Flow Yes
Smart System Upgrade Yes

 

  7050QX2-32S 7050TX2-128 7050SX2-72Q 7050SX2-128
Rack Units 1 2 1 1
10GBASE-T Ports - 96 - -
SFP+ Ports 4 - 48 96
QSFP+ Ports 32 8 6 8
Max System Density 10GbE Interfaces 96 96 72 96
Max System Density 40GbE Interfaces 32 8 6 8
Typical Power 129W 485W 127W 214W
AC and DC Power Yes Future Yes Yes
Airflow F-R / R-F
Optional SSD Yes
VXLAN Single pass Yes
LANZ Yes
AEM Yes
OpenFlow Yes
Direct Flow Yes
Smart System Upgrade Yes