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"It provides telemetry and visibility for many metrics that are not supported by most of the other vendors. Out of the box, no third party solutions are needed.""The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now.""What we like most is its performance to price ratio.""It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus more on their platform versus having multiple products out there.""The best part is the single operating system that they have. Regardless of your model, it's the same operating system functioning across the board, which means you don't have to worry about backward compatibilities between your older switches and the new ones that you deploy.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.""The solution is very stable."

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

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Cons
"Its price can be better.""The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing.""The intent-based networking management, together with the provider of these solutions that are already free, would be beneficial.""The solution needs to accommodate new features.""The solution needs to improve their product range.""The community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more."

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

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"It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco.""Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch.""Cost wise, Arista Networks Platform is more expensive than other networking solutions."

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12th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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18th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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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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American Internet Services
Hill International, Coty, Banese, Algar Tech
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider58%
Computer Software Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
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Arista Networks Platform is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews while Broadcom StrataDNX is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.8, while Broadcom StrataDNX is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Stable with extremely responsive technical support and an easy deployment process". 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, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas Broadcom StrataDNX is most compared with Broadcom StrataXGS, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches.

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