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Company Overview of Arista Networks, Inc.

Company Overview

Arista Networks, Inc. provides cloud networking solutions for datacenter and cloud computing environments. The company offers extensible operating systems, a set of network applications, and Ethernet switches. It serves a range of industries, including Internet companies, service providers, financial services organizations, government agencies, media and entertainment companies, and others through its direct sales force and channel partners. The company was formerly known as Arastra, Inc. and changed its name in October 2008. Arista Networks, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

5453 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2004

850 Employees

Phone:

408-547-5500

Fax:

408-538-8920

Key Executives for Arista Networks, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Total Annual Compensation: $301.2K
Co-Founder
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $220.8K
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer
Age: 55
Total Annual Compensation: $122.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Arista Networks, Inc. Key Developments

Arista Networks, Inc. Announces Two New 100GbE Modules

Arista Networks, Inc. announced two new 100GbE modules that, with Arista EOS, provide scalability, multi-tenancy, and network virtualization through open and programmable overlays, helping customers achieve seamless workload and VM mobility. Automated provisioning, combined with the new products, gives customers greater flexibility, scale and density for the most demanding cloud networks. Additionally, the 7300X Series with 10GBASE-T modules are gaining adoption among customers deploying cost-effective single tier and two tier networks. The new line cards expand the portfolio of high density and cost-effective 100GbE. The Arista 7500E 100GbE line cards provide full support for IEEE 100GbE standards on both single-mode and multi-mode fiber, and broaden the choices for 10/40/100G with investment protection for existing customers. With Arista 7500E 100GbE in the spine layer, customers can now achieve network virtualization using VXLAN support in the modular platforms to deploy their cloud multi-tenant networks at large scale with high bandwidth. Additionally, those deploying the Arista DANZ features within Arista EOS can now get intelligent traffic visibility on 100GbE networks by leveraging Tap Aggregation on Arista 7500E modular platforms. Arista's Data Analysis DANZ solution is now expanded to modular chassis platforms and enables customers to connect to 100GbE spline or spine networks and to deliver tap aggregated 10GbE connections into a single 100GbE uplink to network monitoring, management and analytic tools. The Arista 7300 Series offers 10GBASE-T at lower power per port than classic 10/100/1,000 - allowing customers to migrate existing modular platforms with minimal disruption to existing structured cabling systems. The 7500E Series 6 ports 100GbE card with support for CFP2 optics up to 40km over single mode fiber is orderable in the second quarter of 2014 with pricing starting at $6,600 per 100GbE port. The 12 ports 100GbE 7500E Series card is planned for availability in the second half of 2014 along with a full range of QSFP-100 optics and cables.

Arista Networks, Inc. Delivers Two Millionth High Speed Cloud Networking Port

Arista Networks, Inc. announced the crossing of another milestone, shipping its two millionth, high speed, 10/40/100Gb Ethernet port for data center and cloud applications. This is being fueled by the increased acceptance of cloud computing and services. Arista introduces smart System Upgrade (SSU), yet another network application delivered through Arista EOS that enables IT professionals and DevOps teams to automate and program the network's operating behavior during change control, to align with the other mission critical systems in the cloud and data center. SSU works at multiple layers from orchestration platforms, ticketing systems, and virtualization platforms all the way down to the network layer. Orchestration Layer: SSU provides programmable interconnects with leading orchestration and DevOps automation systems such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible enabling systems to be dynamically re-balanced and re-positioned prior to any planned network outages. Virtualization and Cloud Management Layers: SSU integrates with VMware, Microsoft System Center, and OpenStack so that virtual workloads can be migrated and positioned prior to planned network outages. Integration with the Automated Event Management system in Arista EOS also enables these workload re-balancing events to be triggered based on load, link availability, or other high priority conditions. Network Layer: Arista EOS provides programmatic control over network topology structure enabling coordinated upgrades with adjacent switching and routing devices via its latest features. Accelerated System Upgrades: In the upcoming Arista EOS 14.4.1 release, SSU is being enhanced with a new feature that enables the network device to be restarted 'in place' with minimal disruption to any adjacency. This is designed to enable cloud environments to achieve the most stringent service-level agreements and enable enterprise-class cloud deployments. Core Operating System Layer: Arista EOS's foundation and multi-process state sharing system provide the ability for individual processes to be restarted, upgraded, and programmatically controlled to maintain maximum system uptime via its SFR/SFC (Software Fault Containment/Recovery Mechanisms). This self-healing architecture brings modern OS design principles to the networking industry improving system reliability and operational availability.

Arista Networks, Inc. Presents at UBS Global Technology Conference, Nov-19-2013 through Nov-21-2013

Arista Networks, Inc. Presents at UBS Global Technology Conference, Nov-19-2013 through Nov-21-2013. Venue: Cavallo Point, The Lodge, Golden Gate, Sausalito, San Francisco, California, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Nov-20-2013, Andreas Bechtolsheim, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Development Officer. Nov-21-2013, Doug Gourlay, VP, Systems Engineering.

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