Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Best of Interop Awards: Arista and Six Others

Arista Networks was named as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Best of Interop Awards.

The 2013 Best of Interop Awards winners in each category are:

  • Cloud Computing & Virtualization: ExtraHop Networks - ExtraHop for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Data Center & Storage: OCZ Technology - ZD-XL SQL Accelerator
  • Management & Monitoring: ScienceLogic - ScienceLogic EM7 v7.3
  • Networking: Arista Networks - Arista 7500E Data Center Switch
  • Performance Optimization & Testing: Talari Networks - APN 3.0 Operating Software
  • Security: The Hacker Academy - HackRack
  • Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support: Citrix - The Citrix Mobile Solutions Bundle

  • Earlier this month, Arista Networks announced significant enhancements enabling its flagship Arista 7500 modular switching platform to scale to support over 100,000 servers and millions of virtual machines.  The Arista 7500E offers 1,152 10GbE, 288 40GbE, or 96 100GbE wire-speed ports.

Key improvements of the Arista 7500E compared to the first generation Arista 7500:

  • Three times the fabric bandwidth at 30 Terabits per second
  • Three times the packet buffer at 144 Gigabyte per switch
  • Three times the control plane performance
  • Triple the power efficiency at less than 4 watts per 10GbE port
  • The industry’s first triple-speed 10/40/100GbE line card. It features 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. 
  • Much larger L2 and L3 Table Sizes
  • Wirespeed VXLAN capability on every port
Entry level US list prices start at $99,995 for the switch and $10,000 per 100GbE port, $2,200 per 40GbE and under $600 per 10GbE port.