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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the Linux shell, which is useful for troubleshooting or capturing traffic.""What we like most is its performance to price ratio.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use."

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"Easy to integrate with any of the other hardware platforms."

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Cons
"The CVP management platform needs to be improved.""The intent-based networking management, together with the provider of these solutions that are already free, would be beneficial."

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"The number of surfaces that can be handled by the chipset could be increased."

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"Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch."

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Top Answer: It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.
Top Answer: Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch. For our customers that have a budget of $4,000 to $5,000 for one switch fabric, we generally… more »
Top Answer: Some new features are needed. Arista is technology-driven by themselves. At times they are limited by standards that are not formally closed. I would like to see more integration with one of the… more »
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Overview
Arista Networks is the leader in building scalable high-performance and ultra-low-latency networks for today's data center and cloud computing environments. Purpose-built hardware, and Arista EOS, the world's most advanced network operating system, provide single-binary system images across all platforms, maximum system uptime, stateful fault repair, Zero Touch Provisioning, Latency Analysis and a fully accessible Linux Shell. Arista Ethernet switches are the perfect network solution for your most demanding workloads.With native support for VMware Virtualization and hundreds of Linux applications integrated into hardware platforms designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today's most demanding datacenters, Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.

The StrataDNX product line offers the greatest extensibility and scalability of any merchant silicon switch in the industry, with the ability to scale both tables and buffering with external lookup engines or memory. The StrataDNX chips can also be connected together via DNX fabric elements to build industry-leading switches and routers with hundreds of terabits of bandwidth. The StrataDNX line features a service-rich, carrier-grade programmable architecture to meet the needs of service provider core, metro transport, mobile backhaul, microwave, POTN, access, and data center networks.

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Comms Service Provider35%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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Comms Service Provider61%
Computer Software Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Outsourcing Company4%
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Arista Networks Platform is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while Broadcom StrataDNX is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while Broadcom StrataDNX is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Linux shell helpful for troubleshooting and capturing traffic, but the documentation needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Broadcom StrataDNX writes "Easy integration with hardware platforms; Proven merchant silicon for routing and switching". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Mellanox Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Aruba Switches, whereas Broadcom StrataDNX is most compared with Broadcom StrataXGS, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches.

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