Arista Networks Named Grand Winner for Best of Interop 2013

Interop Las Vegas & Network Computing Recognize Arista 7500 for Networking Innovation

Las Vegas, NV, May 8, 2013 – Arista Networks was named the Best of Interop 2013 winner and the Arista 7500E Modular Data Center Ethernet Switch has won both the Grand Prize and the Networking category, recognizing innovation and technological advancements. This is the second Interop award for Arista’s flagship 7500 Series, originally selected as Best of Interop in 2010.

“Arista is honored to be recognized again for delivering the best products in the networking industry. The reception on the Arista 7500E from analysts and customers is beyond our wildest expectations,” said Jayshree Ullal president and CEO for Arista Networks.

“The 7500E is the winner in both the Networking and Grand Award categories, and its impressive specs are part of the reason,” said Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research. “One of the key pieces of innovation in the 7500E is the embedded optical capability that enables transitions between today’s and tomorrow’s networking needs at a reasonable cost.”

The Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of 16 award-winning IT editors and analysts, reviewed nearly 150 entries and selected finalists based on the products with a significant technical impact with the most potential of advancing the business technology market. Arista is showcasing disruptive innovation for cloud and software defined networking (SDN) at booth 1939.

“The Best of Interop Awards showcases IT vendors pushing the boundaries of technology,” said Andrew Conry-Murray, editor of Network Computing. “Arista Networks and each category winner demonstrates a commitment to innovation and has a compelling offering deserving of recognition.”

About Arista Networks

The company was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. 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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