Arista introduces 7000 X Series

Arista Networks today introduced its newest member to its software defined cloud network- the Arista 7000 X Series.

Powered by Arista EOS the Arista 7000 X Series optimizes costs, automates provisioning, and builds more reliable scale-out architectures endorsed by an open ecosystem of partners.

Complementing Arista’s pioneering two-tier leaf-spine designs based around Arista’s 7500E and 7×50 Series, customers can simplify cabling, consolidate servers, migrate between virtual to physical networks and control IP storage as well as big data and business applications with a Spline network.

By collapsing the leaf and spine together into a single-tier network for performance and latency sensitive cloud applications, operating and capital asset costs are lowered by 40 percent. This brings deterministic performance for up to 2000 hosts in one cluster.

The Arista 7300 and 7250X series achieve new levels of performance and density with resilient control planes at an optimized and linear cost model for the next-generation data center creating a new deployment model:  the Spline Network.

At the heart of the datacenter Arista provides a single binary image of Arista EOS, purpose built for open cloud applications. Arista EOS’s unique foundation is a state-driven multiprocessing operating system optimized for mission-critical networks.

The Arista 7300 is comprised of three chassis: the Arista 7304, 7308 and 7316 with 4, 8 and 16 line card slots respectively. All three share a common resilient architecture that scales up to 512 ports of 40GbE or 2,048 ports of 10GbE, with wirespeed performance of 40Tbps (terabits per second) of throughput. X Series line card modules for the Arista 7300 include 10GBASE-T, SFP and QSFP configurations. Front-to-rear and rear-to-front airflow options along with platinum rated power supplies allow for improved efficiency and middle-of-row Spline configurations.

Two Arista 7316 Series systems can fit in a single 42RU rack supporting over 4000 10GbE ports.  With power consumption under 3W per 10GbE port and latency under 2 microseconds, a pair of 7300 series switches replaces two Catalyst 6509Es with more than ten times the scale, throughput, latency improvement and power efficiency.

The Arista 7300 and 7250 Series are key components of the Arista Software Defined Cloud Network. The 7250QX-64 is available now and shipping for $1500 per 40GbE port.  The 7300X series are available in Q1 2014 from $500 per 10GbE port.

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