We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco."
"Cost wise, Arista Networks Platform is more expensive than other networking solutions."
"Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch."
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The ExaLINK Hydra the world’s highest density Layer 1 switch. Unlike traditional network switches that operate at the data-link layer (layer 2), the ExaLINK Hydra operates at the physical network layer (layer 1). Connections through the device are made electrically through a matrix switch (see overleaf). This allows the device to tap into connections (for network monitoring), patch connections between ports (for reconfiguration) and fan-out connections from one port to many (for high speed applications), at nearly zero latency (<5ns).
Arista Networks Platform is ranked 2nd in Data Center Networking with 8 reviews while Exablaze ExaLINK Hydra [EOL] is ranked 10th in Data Center Networking. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.6, while Exablaze ExaLINK Hydra [EOL] is rated 0.0. 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, Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Exablaze ExaLINK Hydra [EOL] is most compared with .
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