Arista Networks Achieves Certification for Rackspace® Private Cloud

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 30, 2013--Arista Networks today announced that its Arista 7050 Series switches have achieved quality assurance and certification for Rackspace Private Cloud. The Arista 7050 Series enables wire speed, 10 GbE and 40 GbE switching, powered by Arista (Extensible Operating System) EOS for software defined networking applications. As a part of The Rackspace Open Cloud™ platform, the company launched the Rackspace Private Cloud Software in August 2012, with thousands of organizations in over 125 countries spanning all continents downloading the product.

The Arista 7050 Series provides the performance and scalability for 10GbE data centers, big data, IP Storage applications and dense virtualization environments with performance and high availability. This designation indicates that after a detailed automated testing and validation process, the Arista 7050 Series achieved readiness for building OpenStack-powered private clouds based on Rackspace Private Cloud Software, and can be found on

Optimized for OpenStack Cloud Networks

“We are pleased that the Arista 7050 Series qualifies for the Rackspace Private Cloud Reference Architecture mass-compute with external storage, signifying to customers that it has met specific integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with Rackspace Private Cloud Software, which speeds time to value within customer environments,” said Paul Rad, vice president, Private Cloud, Rackspace.

The Arista 7050 Series switches provide the low latency, wire speed network performance required in an OpenStack-powered cloud, in form factors of up to 64 ports in a 1 RU chassis. In addition, the Arista 7050 Series provides industry leading power efficiency with typical power consumption of less than 2 watts/port with twinax copper cables, and less than 3 watts/port with SFP/QSFP lasers.

“The combination of Arista 7050 Series switches with Rackspace Private Cloud Software provides enterprise IT professionals with a certified, next generation data center architecture that drives new levels of IT efficiency,” said Ed Chapman, vice president of Business Development, Arista Networks.

Arista EOS’s highly modular software design provides integration into Rackspace Private Cloud Software, while still providing robust and reliable data center networking services and delivering security, stability and reliability. This includes fault recovery and incremental software updates on a fine-grain process basis without affecting the state of the system.

About Arista

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software defined 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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