What People are Saying:
"Arista has taken data center switching to new heights - the Arista 7500 architecture is ideally suited for our HPC and storage needs. It is testament to Arista's excellent engineering and overall vision. I am impressed by the order of magnitude improvement in every dimension and metric - efficiency, density, performance, reliability and footprint than any other 10GbE product." --- Phil Papadopoulos, Director of University of California Systems, San Diego Supercomputer Center
"Operating the largest and densest commercial hosting data center, Switch needs to optimize on power and efficiency while delivering unprecedented performance to our clients. The Arista 7500 is an order of magnitude more efficient than other Ethernet platforms we have seen and will help hosting companies deliver more capacity to more customers at a lower cost." --- Jeff Ames, Executive Vice President at Switch Super|NAP
"When we built the cloud-based streaming media origination for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in two weeks we needed responsive partners with best-in-class technology. Arista delivered. We met our deadline and streamed 834 events and 4,483 hours of content in 17 days through Arista switches with packet buffering architectures purpose-built for large-scale streaming and storage." --- Mio Babic, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iStreamPlanet
“At Voxel we needed a high performance infrastructure to exceed our customer requirements that also had to deliver maximum uptime while tying into our operational workflows for our VoxCloud service. Arista switches improved response times and also allowed us to cost-effectively manage our growth with 10GbE at an unbelievable price,” --- Raj Dutt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Voxel International Hosting Company.
Frost & Sullivan:
“The critical requirements for the network in the data center have been changing - Intel's Nehalem processor, Solid-State Storage, mobile Virtual Machines, and the ever increasing demands for space, power, and cooling have stressed the data center past a breaking point. The Gigabit Ethernet network of yester-year is waning in capability to support this new IT Infrastructure and with 10GbE coming built into servers, and a near-term future of 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet it is time for the networking industry to take the same order of magnitude performance steps forward that the server and storage market have. The Arista 7500 modular switching platform is the first of its kind built to support this next-generation of networking requirements where high-density 10GbE is the default connectivity, Ethernet is lossless, power efficiency is critical, and space is at a premium.” --- Vanessa Alvarez of Frost & Sullivan
“The Arista 7500 is off the charts on packet processing performance, low power consumption and completeness of vision - this new platform establishes the Arista portfolio as one of the strongest in the data center networking space. This announcement will shock the industry as Arista introduces a massively powerful Ethernet switching platform and moves from a product to a portfolio company. It clearly now has the resources to be a viable challenger to incumbents in the switching space.” --- Nick Lippis, President of Lippis Consulting
“The Arista 7500 provides extremely strong port density and price value. It also takes up much less space than competing switches, and it uses copper cabling to cut down on installation costs. It should be highly competitive in the high performance computing market.” --- Paula Musich, Senior Analyst, Current Analysis
“The data center is undergoing unprecedented change. First we consolidated servers and storage into fewer and larger data centers for the simple economies of scale and operation. With the growing dominance of the X86 architecture, virtualization enabled a second tier of consolidation with CapEx, OpEx and operational quality benefits, and in turn accelerated the use of new operational and organizational models (utility computing, service oriented IT). This rapid evolution is continuing, fueled by the remarkable progress in multi-core CPU’s and storage technologies. Data center networking is hardly immune to any of this and must evolve in performance, cost performance and even architecture in order not to be the Achilles Heel of all of this. This is a perfect time for a well-funded team of experienced networking leaders to disrupt this market with innovation. “ --- Peter Christy, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, Internet Research Group
Servers and Storage:
“When deploying a cloud infrastructure in the data center, network performance, power efficiency, low latency and scalability are all key considerations. The architecture of the Arista 7500 is ideally suited for cloud computing and a great match for Dell’s PowerEdge server and EqualLogic iSCSI storage solutions where an uncompromised cloud network is critical for delivering the optimal customer experience." --- Forrest Norrod, Vice President and General Manager of Dell’s Server Platform Division.
“Accelerating today's data centers requires joint efforts at the storage, network, and software layers. Arista’s impressive Arista 7500 10GbE switching platform is well positioned to take full advantage of the application performance made possible by servers using Fusion’s new tier of flash-based memory. We are looking forward to working together to change the way systems in the data center are architected to meet tomorrow's growing I/O performance needs.” --- David Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fusion-io
“Panasas provides storage systems for some of the fastest supercomputers in the world that are used to discover oil, develop new products, maintain the defense weapons stockpile, find cures for diseases and many other applications. Arista is delivering the next generation network platform that Panasas and its customers need to create a new wave of solutions.” --- Bob Schoettle, Chief Marketing Officer, Panasas
“Arista’s 7500 switching platform removes a number of barriers to wide-scale 10 Gigabit Ethernet adoption in performance sensitive markets like financial services, cloud computing and high performance computing. In capital markets in particular, this product strikes to the heart of all the major IT initiatives underway – lower capital expenditures, massive scale, reduced power consumption and above all, the flexibility to stay agile as the business climate changes.” --- Craig Betts, Chief Executive Officer, Solace Systems.
"At Joyent, we're working to make the entire data center into a unified, fully programmable computing platform. Our cloud computing technology allows thousands of companies to meet the needs of modern high-scale applications, including instantly managing variable load, scaling resources on demand, and re-architecting in real time. We're proud to partner with Arista in bringing the Arista 7500 10GbE switching technology to market providing our customers with increased network performance while enabling security, density, stability, and flexibility that is not available in any other environment." --- David Young, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Joyent.
“I’m excited by Arista’s 7500 chassis because it makes very large Enterprise Data Cloud deployments much simpler. It extends the incremental ‘top of rack’ approach with a 384 wire-speed ports aggregation switch, enabling a flat 10 gig network for tens of thousands of compute and storage nodes.” --- Luke Lonergan, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Greenplum Software.
Silicon and Semiconductors:
"Broadcom, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, is pleased to work with Arista to deliver the Arista 7500, a platform that delivers a perfect combination of high performance, dense 10GbE, low latency, and feature richness built specifically for mission critical data center applications." --- Martin Lund, Senior Vice President, Network Switching Line of Business, Broadcom
“10 Gigabit Ethernet adoption is gaining momentum as new servers and CPUs deliver greater compute capabilities and drive the need for more bandwidth. The Arista 7500 delivers high-performance, high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching, enabling significant improvements to mid-size and larger server deployments. Coupling iWARP support in Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters along with low-latency switching in the Arista 7500, enables Ethernet to deliver a high-performance, cost-effective HPC solution as an alternative to InfiniBand. This was recently demonstrated on a 500-node supercomputer developed for biomedical research – delivering Top 200 performance (35.8 TeraFLOPs) and Top 100 efficiency (84%) on the Top 500 Linpack benchmark1.” – Tom Swinford, Intel® Ethernet General Manager
1 Source: A High-Performance Cluster for Biomedical Research Using 10 Gigabit Ethernet iWARP Fabric, November 2009,
“The Arista 7500 switch should accelerate the adoption of 10Gb Ethernet as the interconnect of choice for high performance servers and storage in cloud computing, virtualization and mission-critical data center applications. In particular, I expect to see even faster growth of high density Ethernet clusters as the replacement technology for InfiniBand.” --- Kianoosh Naghshineh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chelsio Communications
"The ability of IT and data center managers to effectively adopt and deploy 10Gb Ethernet has been hindered until recently by the lack of high-density, high-performance modular switches and high-performance 10GbE server adapters. Solarflare has addressed the need for high-performance 10 GbE adapters with the introduction last month of our SFN5122F adapter that can deliver 120 Gbps of bandwidth with the latest Intel and AMD based servers. When leveraged by the new Arista 7500 switch, customers will now be able to build reliable, power-efficient, high-performance 10 GbE fabrics that maximize data center performance when implementing solutions for cloud computing, virtualization, and other mission-critical applications." --- Bruce Tolley, Vice President of Marketing, Solarflare