Ingram Micro to Distribute Arista Products in United States

Menlo Park, CA, Mar 17, 2009 – Arista Networks today announced it has signed an agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, to distribute Arista’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center solutions. The contract covers distribution in the United States and its territories.

“We are pleased to enter into a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro in the U.S.," said Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO, Arista Networks. "Ingram Micro’s well-established leadership in technology product distribution made them the logical partner of choice for our company.”

“Arista’s 10Gig solutions meet the new infrastructure requirements for data center and computing environments of all sizes.” said Ken Bast, Vice President, Vendor Management, Ingram Micro. “10 Gig continues to be the high growth segment of the Ethernet market, even in today’s environment, which reflects the reality of today’s data center bandwidth requirements. We are pleased to be adding the Arista products to our line card.”

“The advent of Cloud Computing changes the scale of datacenters and what is required for the network in terms of throughput, latency and resilience.” added Ullal. “The ability to scale, control, change, visualize and customize the cloud network is an important evolution and step in the networking industry.”

Truman Roe, President of Sierra Associates and an Ingram Micro Venture Tech Network (VTN) member, agrees. “In order to enable higher productivity and cost savings, customers need to continue to evolve their network infrastructure with new solutions and services. It’s all about economics today.”

About Ingram Micro

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver cloud networking solutions for large datacenter and computing environments. Arista offers best-of-breed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches that redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS), a pioneering new software architecture with self-healing and live in-service software upgrade capabilities.

Arista's team is comprised of experienced management and engineering talent from leading networking companies. Arista Networks markets its products worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers with a strong dedication to partner and customer success.

For more information, visit www.arista.com or contact Arista Networks at media@arista.com or 650-462-5000.

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