Arista Intros New Line of Network Switches
April 3, 2018
Networks has expanded its family of
platforms delivering 10x performance for
switching and routing. The new generation of
25G and 100G systems add new capabilities
for visibility, load balancing, network
segmentation, scale and allow both Cloud and
Enterprise customers to easily migrate their
networks, retaining operational consistency.
The Arista 7050X3 and 7260X3 Series are
fixed-form factor leaf and spine platforms
based on the Broadcom Trident 3 and Tomahawk
2 chip sets running Arista EOS® for rich
automation and visibility. The 7050 and 7060
Series scale performance at a tenfold
increase in just seven years, enabling
versatile two-tier cloud networks.
"We are seeing customer adoption of
on-premises cloud-scale applications with
high bandwidth, driven by virtualized and
containerized servers, driving a migration
to 25/100G in Enterprise networks to address
the increasing bandwidth. These new systems
require improvements in network telemetry
and performance monitoring tools, aligned to
an expectation of an 'always-on' operation,"
said Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology
Analyst for 650 Group.
Innovations with Investment Protection
The innovations include:
buffering and congestion-aware automated network load balancing
features address traffic growth from highly distributed
applications, with east-west communication across thousands of
virtualized server instances.
- In-band path and latency
monitoring with advanced packet tracing provides visibility into
hot-spots, combined with
Latency AnalyZer (LANZ) for
flexible buffer monitoring and traffic capture.
- New network segmentation
protocols including Segment Routing and fully featured VXLAN with
support for complex tunnel encapsulation.
- Hitless software upgrades,
speed changes and flexible L2 and L3 scale simplifies operations and
accelerates deployment of new services with no downtime.
- Low Power 25G and 100G fixed
systems with high density for cost effective network scaling
doubling capacity from existing 7050X and 7060X systems while
retaining the same topology without requiring changes to cabling
- The 7050X3 enables high
performance network address translation (NAT) with no performance or
latency impact, addressing the challenge of limited IP addresses in
multi-tenant or shared environments.
Pricing and Availability
The 7260X3 and 7050X3 Series are
available in configurations to address both leaf and spine roles.
- 7260CX3 supports up to 64
ports of 100G or 12.8Tbps with up to 4.2Bpps of packet forwarding in
2U and a 42MB packet buffer
- 7050X3 Series offers
consistent features and innovations in two models:
- The 7050CX3-32S is a
compact 1U with 32 ports of 100G
- The 7050SX3-48YC12
delivers high density 25G server and 100G uplinks