The Arista 7050X Series are a range of 1 and 2RU purpose built 10/40G 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.

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Network Switches with VXLAN Technology
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 10/40G Leaf-Spine

  • Dense 10G and 40G
  • 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)
  • 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

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

The Arista 1RU 7050QX switches deliver line rate 40G 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 40G system or as a combination of 10G leaf ports and 40G 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.

7050QX Switches Model Comparison
Total SFP+ Ports 4
Total QSFP+ Ports 32
Max 10G Interfaces 96
Max 40G Interfaces 32
Latency 550ns
Typical Power Draw 150W (4.5W per port)