Arista 7280R Series Universal Leaf and IP Storage Networks

Designed for next generation IP storage, Content Delivery, leaf and spine networks and Data Center Interconnect the Arista 7280R Series fixed configuration switches combine dynamic and deep buffering for lossless forwarding with high density, internet scale table sizes and comprehensive L2 and L3 features.

Advanced EOS features for network monitoring; precision timing, VXLAN network virtualization and rich automation are combined with extensive hardware resources. A choice of density and interface types allows the 7280R to meet the address the myriad different applications and traffic patterns found in modern data centers.

Arista 7280R Advantages:

  • Unparalleled Performance with Dynamic Deep Buffers and VOQ for Lossless forwarding
  • Flexible design choices for 10G/25G/40G/50G and 100G
  • Arista FlexRoute™ and EOS NetDB™ for internet peering with high density and low power
  • Arista AlgoMatch™ for flexible and scalable network policy control
  • Accelerated sFlow for high capacity network security and application monitoring
  • EOS Open Programmability for Advanced Traffic Control, Provisioning and Monitoring

Featured Video: Arista 7280R Series Universal Leaf Overview

The Arista 7280R Series FlexRoute engine and EOS NetDB provides the scalability to support Internet IP routing scale with the lowest power consumption and fast convergence while scaling to millions of routes.

Arista AlgoMatch™ enables more flexible access controls with expanded scale across more fields with full capacity while providing additional capabilities for filtering. AlgoMatch is also the enabler for increased network telemetry using sFlow to sample traffic at hundreds of gigabits per second per system.

Flexible Solutions with 100GbE

  • Up to 60 ports of 100G in 2RU, with 12Tbps of wirespeed performance
  • High Density wirespeed 1RU 48 port 10G or 25G systems with 6 100G uplinks
  • Broad range of 1RU and 2RU systems with a combination of 40G and 100G systems for Universal Leaf and Spine designs
  • Internet Peering Scalability with Arista FlexRoute
  • Quad 10G or 25G mode support for seamless migrations

Datacenter Optimized

  • Flexible choice of 40G and 100G interfaces
  • Up to 128 Way Multi-Pathing over L2 and L3
  • Power efficient for lower total cost of ownership
  • Redundant and hot swap power and cooling and choice of airflow options for hot and cold aisle
  • NEBS Compliant for Tier1 Service Providers

Arista EOS

  • Open Extensibility and Programmability
  • Software Driven Cloud Networking
  • Fine-grain modular protected memory architecture
  • Access to Linux tools
  • In-service-software-patches and Self-healing stateful fault repair (SFR)

Rich Feature Sets and Open Programmability

  • Comprehensive switching and routing feature set with rapid convergence
  • Full featured IPv4 / IPv6, ACLs, and QoS
  • VXLAN and 128-way multi-pathing
  • LANZ for Microburst Detection
  • VXLAN and EOS Network Tracers
  • CloudVision® for Workflow Automation and Orchestration
  • Accelerated sFlow for high capacity network security and application monitoring

Arista 7280R Series Technical Specifications

The Arista 7280R series is a set of purpose built 10/25/40/50/100G fixed configuration 1RU and 2RU systems designed for the highest performance environments such as IP Storage, Content Delivery Networks, Data Center Interconnect and IP Peering. Wire speed L2 and L3 forwarding are combined with advanced features for network virtualization, open monitoring and network analysis, resiliency and architectural flexibility with deterministic performance. Deep packet buffers and large routing tables allow for Internet peering applications and the broad range of interfaces and density choice provides deployment flexibility.

The Arista 7280R Series FlexRoute™ engine provides the scalability to support deployment as a routing platform with Internet scale routing. Arista FlexRoute along with EOS NetDB™ enables innovations and convergence not natively available in merchant chipsets.

7280R Benefits

  • Standards-based high density 100G switch ideal for future proof designs and high bandwidth needs such as in High Performance Storage or Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
  • Dynamic deep buffers in a fixed form factor makes for an ideal top of rack switch where lossless performance and in-cast problems are expected such as in data analytics and IP storage
  • Directly connected 25G, 40G and 50G attached storage systems, requiring high performance and predictable latency
  • Streaming network state for advanced analytics with CloudVision®
  • Network–wide virtualization platform for next generation cloud bursting with wire-speed VXLAN routing
  • Hardware assisted PTP enables accurate timing solutions across Ethernet based networks without costly investment in separate timing networks
  • Unique monitoring and provisioning features – LANZ, DANZ, AEM, IEEE 1588 PTP, ZTP, VM Tracer, VXLAN, and eAPI
  • Comprehensive L2 and L3 feature set for open multi-vendor networks with no proprietary lock-in
  • Large scale L2 and L3 table resources allow deployment flexibility in both large L2 and L3 environments with any-workload suitability
  • NEBS compliance and DC power supplies designed for service provider environments

Arista 7280R Series

7280CR Series
  • High Density 100G ports with flexible 10/25/40/50G support
  • Maximum of 240 ports of 10G or 192 ports of 25GbE
  • Up to 12Tbps of wire speed performance with ultra deep and dynamic buffers
  • Up to 2M IPv4 routes with FlexRoute
  • Optional AlgoMatch and Accelerated sFlow
7508 Specifications
7280SR Series
  • 1RU systems with a choice of 48 wire speed 10G SFP+ or 25G SFP ports with six QSFP100 for up to 72 total ports
  • Six QSFP100 ports allows choice of 6 x 100G, 24x 25G, 6x 40G, or 24x 10G
  • 5 speeds for flexible 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G with optics or cables
  • Up to 3.6Tbps of wire speed performance with 8GB of buffer
  • Up to 1.3M IPv4 routes with FlexRoute
7508 Specifications
7280TR Series
  • 1RU 10GBASE-T systems with 48 wire speed 1/10G ports with six QSFP100 for up to 72 total 10G ports
  • Mix and match 1G and 10G on RJ45 ports
  • Six QSFP100 ports allows choice of 6 x 100GbE, 24x 25GbE, 6x 40GbE, or 24x 10GbE
  • 5 speeds for flexible 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G with optics or cables
  • 2.16Tbps of wire speed performance with 4GB of buffer
  • Over 1M IPv4 routes with FlexRoute

Arista 7280R Series Comparisons

The following tables compare Arista 7280R Series models. For a complete catalog of Arista 7000 Series switch specifications click here.

7280R and 7280R2 Series 10/40/100G Systems

7280CR2-60 Specifications
7504 Specifications
7504 Specifications
Description 60-Port QSFP100 48-Port SFP+ and 6-Port QSFP100 48-Port RJ45 and 6-Port QSFP100
Max 100G Ports 60 6 6
Max 50G Ports 120 12 12
Max 40G Ports 60 6 6
Max 25G Ports 240 24 24
Max 10G Ports 240 72 72
L2/3 Throughput 12 Tbps 2.16 Tbps 2.16 Tbps
L2/3 PPS 5.02 Bpps 720 Mpps 720 Mpps
Latency From 3.8us 3.8us 3.8us
Typical Power Draw 1660W 263W 290W
Total System Buffer 24GB 4GB 4GB
Rack Units 2 1 1
CloudVision Yes Yes Yes
Smart System Upgrade Yes Yes Yes
ZTP Yes Yes Yes
VM Tracers Yes Yes Yes
AEM Yes Yes Yes
VXLAN Yes Yes Yes
LANZ Yes Yes Yes
Accelerated sFlow Yes No No
Airflow F/R F/R or R/F F/R or R/F

 Common system resources:

  7280R Series 7280RA Series 7280R2 Series 7280R2A Series 7280R2K Series
MAC Table Size 768K 768K 768K 768K 768K
Maximum v4/v6 Host Routes 768K 768K 768K 768K 768K
Maximum IPv4 Route Prefixes Up to 1.2M Up to 1.2M Up to 1.3M Up to 1.3M 2M
Maximum IPv6 Route Prefixes Up to 928K Up to 928K Up to 1M Up to 1M 1.4M
Maximum Multicast Groups Up to 768K Up to 768K Up to 768K Up to 768K Up to 768K
Maximum LAG Groups 1152 1152 1152 1152 1152
Maximum LAG Members 64 Ports 64 Ports 64 Ports 64 Ports 64 Ports
Maximum ECMP Fanout 128-way 128-way 128-way 128-way 128-way
Maximum ACL Entries 24K 24K 24K 24K 24K