Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Selects Arista Networks Switches for New Data Centre

Sydney - September 5, 2012 - Arista Networks has today announced that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – the country’s principal trading exchange and one of the world’s top-10 listed exchange groups as measured by market capitalisation – has completed the deployment of the Arista 7100 Series ultra-low latency switch at its newly built data centre in Sydney. The 68 units of the now installed Arista 7124SX 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch with SFP+ connectors are capable of forwarding packets in under 500 nanoseconds, irrespective of packet size.

The ASX’s choice of Arista was driven by the need to support the fastest possible trading interaction with co-located and remote customers, as well as the alternative local exchange. ASX has 60 broker and banking customers’ platforms located within 62 metres of its own trading engine, and some 200 other customers who are remotely connected.

Mark Foss, Arista Networks vice president, International Sales, said, he believed the high availability and low administrative overhead of managing the 7100 series – together with the company’s development road map and the Arista EOS™ operating system – were also persuasive factors influencing the ASX’s decision. Arista EOS provides extremely robust and reliable data centre communication services while delivering security, stability, openness, modularity and extensibility.

About the Australian Securities Exchange –

ASX Group (ASX) is one of the world’s leading exchange groups, ranked among the top 10 by market capitalisation.

  • We operate a fully integrated exchange across multiple asset classes – equities, fixed income and derivatives.
  • We service a wide range of retail, institutional and corporate customers, directly and through intermediaries.
  • We offer a broad range of services that allow our customers to invest, trade and manage risk. This includes listings, trading, post-trade services, and technical and information services.
  • We operate infrastructure that supports the systemic stability of Australia’s financial markets and which is critical for the efficient functioning of the nation’s economy, economic growth and position in the Asia Pacific region.

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About Arista

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, the world’s most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

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Amanda Jaramillo
Corporate Communications
Arista Networks, Inc.
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