Monday, January 17, 2011

Arista Introduces 4-Slot Data Center Switch

Arista Networks introduced a 4-slot modular data center switch offering 5 Tbps of capacity and up to 192 wirespeed L2/L3 10GbE ports in only seven rack-units. The Arista 7500 4-slot chassis builds off of the company's existing 8-slot chassis, which was introduced in April 2010. The new model is built to alleviate capacity demand in the spine layer of cloud networks.

The Arista 7500 4-slot chassis leverages the same 48-port 10GbE Ethernet line cards, supervisor engines and power supplies as its bigger brother also runs the same Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS). The latest EOS 4.6 release supports the entire Arista 7000 Family from a single image delivering new features such as 32-port Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation, significant BGP and OSPF enhancements, and support for DWDM optics for metro and carrier deployments.

The manufacturer's base pricing for the Arista 7500 4-slot data center switch starts at $99,995.

"With the Arista 7500 4-slot chassis we expand the portfolio of 10GbE data center switching products delivering unmatched performance and density," stated Andy Bechtolsheim, chairman and chief development officer of Arista Networks. "The introduction of the 4-slot chassis makes modular platforms more approachable and meets the density requirements of our carrier and large enterprise customers."


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