Arista Announces General Availability in Japan

Menlo Park, CA, Mar 10, 2009 – Arista Networks today announced general availability of its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching solutions in Japan. Arista’s 7100 Series of 10GbE switches have been shipping in the US and Europe since mid-2008. The products passed Japanese VCCI EMI requirements in late January 2009 and are now in full compliance with all product certifications required for Japan.

"High quality has been a key pillar of our success in the US and Europe to date.” said Mark Foss, Director of Marketing at Arista. "Our products are more than ready to address the high quality standards of the Japanese market.”

Arista 10GbE switches have been in trials in multiple customer and partner locations in Japan since January of 2009, including Network Value Components LTD (NVC).

“Our customers have been very impressed with the Arista switches to say the least.” said Susumu Watanabe, President of NVC. “The Japanese market is clearly ready for 10 Gigabit Ethernet. We have seen strong interest from multiple customer segments including Enterprise Data Center, Service Provider, Web Services and Internet Exchanges.”

“The efficient design of the Arista 7100 is suited very well for Japan.” added Foss. “High port density in a compact 1 RU form factor means our Japanese customers save valuable rack space and power while reaping the benefits of highly available 10Gig solutions for data centers of all sizes.”

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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 or contact Arista Networks at or 650-462-5000.

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