Monday, December 3, 2012

Arista Releases 2nd Gen 10GBASE-T Switches, $300/port

Arista Networks introduced its second generation of 10GBASE-T switches, providing customers with the cost savings of twinax copper cabling in the data center instead of SFP+ fiber.

The Arista 7050 Series 1/10GBASE-T data center switches offer wire speed performance with a choice of 36, 52 or 64 ports of 10GbE.  The Arista 7050T-36 switch includes 32 ports with auto-negotiating 100Mb/1GbE/10GbE ports based on standard RJ45 interfaces and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports. This enables customers to deploy scalable, leaf-spine cloud networks while preserving their initial investment and minimizing intrusive upgrades. Prices start at $300 per port.

Arista said its 7050T Series offers the lowest power consumption in the industry at five watts per port.

“The key elements for widespread customer adoption of 10GBASE-T are low price, power efficiency and high density. The price points of 10GBASE-T are now nearing data center class 1GbE switches which make future proofing all the more compelling for customers,” said Anshul Sadana senior vice president, Customer Engineering for Arista Networks.

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