If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Arista Networks Platform, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would recommend Arista for certain applications, for microbiological and molecular calculations; for supercomputing. If you are looking for an ultra-low latency network, this is the only solution. There is nothing else that is similar. It has low-latency, stability, and scalability because it is modular. If you have the budget, go for it.
We are a publicly funded hospital in North Germany, so we are limited in what we would like to add to our infrastructure. If you are looking for a future-proof solution, you just need to ask questions about the scalability and stability. You should do a proof of concept with Arista. Get in contact with them to see how they solve problems. This is a beneficial experience. Even if somebody chooses another vendor, they should base a valid opinion about Arista. I would strongly recommend this solution. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
This solution was my first experience with the new, modern data center architecture. My advice to anybody who is implementing this series of switches is to carefully check the features that are supported on each model. Some new features are not supported on all platforms. I know that Arista still sells some old models that do not support the newest features. This is a good solution, but the documentation needs to be improved. More detailed configuration examples are definitely needed. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.