May 01, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 1 — Arista Networks today announced significant enhancements to its flagship Arista 7500 modular switching platform that enables Cloud Networks to scale to over 100,000 servers and millions of virtual machines while delivering the first network architecture that can concurrently support Cloud, Big Data, Storage, Web2.0, and Virtualization. With the fully programmable Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System) software, customers can now achieve the level of automation necessary to build true Software Defined Networks.
Industry’s Highest 10/40/100GbE Port Density
The Arista 7500E offers 1,152 10GbE, 288 40GbE, or 96 100GbE wire-speed ports, making the Arista 7500E the fastest and most scalable data center Ethernet switch in the industry. The key improvements of the Arista 7500E compared to the first generation Arista 7500 are as follows:
“The 7500E Series is a major engineering achievement, offering the industry’s highest throughput and three times the capability of the original Arista 7500 in every dimension - performance, density and power without a chassis upgrade,” said Andreas Bechtolsheim, Arista’s Chairman and Chief Development Officer. “It enables customers to build the world’s largest switching infrastructures that handle the most demanding workloads with ease.”
Triple-Speed Line Cards
The Arista 7500E includes four new line cards for 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet switching, including an industry-first triple-speed 10/40/100G line card with integrated MXP (multi-speed-port) optics that can be software configured on a per port basis delivering constant price-per-bandwidth at every port speed. In 100GbE mode the triple-speed line card offers an order-of-magnitude cost reduction over competing 100Gb Ethernet switch products in the market.
“The high density 40GbE and 100GbE interfaces, deep packet buffers, SDN features and the robustness of EOS makes the Arista 7500 an ideal spine platform for our network,” said Benjamin Nathan, Director, IT Operations and Infrastructure at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. “Arista continues to innovate on programmability with its Linux based EOS and was a key factor in deciding on the 7500E for our Big Data needs."
EOS with SDN Innovations Outpace the Industry
The Arista 7500E together with Arista EOS, delivers a set of advanced Software Defined Networking capabilities that support programmatic control, enhanced monitoring, and self-healing resilience to every aspect of the switch, including the following:
A Universal Cloud Network Architecture
Cloud networks have universally adopted a leaf-spine architecture, using Layer-3 load-balancing to provide scalable performance. With the Arista 7500E as the spine and Arista 7150/7050 as the leaf, these network topologies can support cloud data centers with more than 100,000 servers that deliver consistent performance for dynamically scaling workloads in public or private clouds, including Hadoop, Big Data, storage, Web 2.0, VM farms, and network virtualization.
About Arista Networks
Arista was founded to deliver software-defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning cloud switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with more than one million cloud networking ports 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.
Source: Arista Networks
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