Sunday, March 27, 2011

Arista's 64-Port 10/40G Switch Leverages Broadcom's Trident+

Arista Networks introduced a 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet switching system that delivers 1.28 Tbps of switching performance at under 2 watts per 10GbE interface – a new industry benchmark for Ethernet switching energy efficiency, according to the company.

The Arista 7050 offers dynamically allocated deep packet buffers and support for Data Center Bridging, making it suitable for interconnecting storage devices and big data applications such as Hadoop. As these applications scale the Arista 7050 can connect up to 18,000 10GbE attached servers through a single Arista Leaf/Spine network architecture.

The Arista 7050-64 is the first Arista switch to utilize the latest Broadcom Trident+ switching silicon.

In a compact 1RU form factor with reversible cooling options, the Arista 7050-64 supports 48 wirespeed 10GbE SFP+ interfaces while providing increased uplink density with 4x40Gb QSFP connectors that can work as either 40GbE or 4x10GbE providing a total of 64 10GbE ports in one switch.

Pricing for the Arista 7050-64 switch starts at $29,995.