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Arista Networks, Inc.: Delivering Software Driven Cloud Networking Solutions for Large Data Center and High-Performance Computing Environments

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“Arista builds scalable data centers for many Fortune 500 companies and delivers products worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators, and resellers with a strong dedication to partner and customer success.”

The cloud is now a business-as-normal resource. Its rise to ascendancy has been rapid. What started just over ten years ago as a theoretical way of providing IT solutions on-demand is now a practical reality for both large and small firms alike.

In light of the above-mentioned scenario, we’re thrilled to present Arista Networks, Inc.

Arista Networks develops, markets, and sells cloud networking solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s cloud networking solutions consist of extensible operating systems, a set of network applications, as well as gigabit Ethernet switching and routing platforms, including universal leaf, spline, and universal spine products. It also provides post-contract customer support services, such as technical support, hardware repair and parts replacement beyond standard warranty, bug fix, patch, and upgrade services.

The company serves a range of industries comprising Internet companies, service providers, financial services organizations, government agencies, media and entertainment companies, and others. It markets and sells its products through distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators, and original equipment manufacturer partners, as well as through its direct sales force.

Arista Networks was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It also has offices in San Francisco, Bangalore, Vancouver, Singapore and Ireland.

Arista Networks, Inc: Synopsis

Product Offerings

Arista EOS is the most advanced network operating system to enable open third party development. The award-winning software is built upon a stable, open source Linux core with a central state-oriented database that makes EOS inherently self-healing, in-service upgradeable and extremely robust. Arista EOS Central offers access to development tools, scripting examples, and support to deliver real-world solutions that bridge the gap between what vendors build and what users want. Arista actively shares code samples, engages in collaborative forums, and posts works in progress to get early insight into use cases.

Arista Networks is a leader in building scalable, high-performance and ultra-low latency cloud networks with low power consumption and a small footprint for modern datacenter and campus environments. Purpose-built hardware with Arista 7000 family and Arista EOS, maximize system uptime, stateful fault repair, Advanced Event Management, Zero Touch Provisioning, latency analysis and a fully accessible Linux shell. Arista's Ethernet switching solutions include native support for VMware, network-virtualization and hundreds of applications. Arista's hardware platforms are designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today’s most demanding data centers, proven advantages already in use in many of the largest cloud data centers around the world.

Arista’s Prestigious Customers

Arista has a prestigious set of customers, including leading global technology companies in financials, web 2.0 and cloud/service providers, building public and private cloud computing systems. Arista builds scalable data centers for many Fortune 500 companies and delivers products worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators, and resellers with a strong dedication to partner and customer success.

Proud Moment

Arista was recognized as a leader with the top score in current offering and strategy categories in “The Forrester Wave™: Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking, Q1 2018. The Arista team is globally recognized as respected leaders and visionaries in networking technology.

Jayshree V. Ullal, President/CEO: A Brief Background

As President and CEO of Arista for a decade, Jayshree Ullal is responsible for Arista’s business and thought leadership in cloud networking. She led the company to a historic and successful IPO in June 2014 from zero to a multibillion-dollar business. Formerly Jayshree was Senior Vice President at Cisco, responsible for a $10B business in the datacenter, switching and services. With more than 30 years of networking experience, she is the recipient of numerous awards including E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2015 and Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018.

Jayshree holds a B.S. in Engineering (Electrical) and an M.S. degree in engineering management. She is a recipient of the SFSU and SCU Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2013 and 2016.

“Arista Networks is a leader in building scalable, high-performance and ultra-low latency cloud networks with low power consumption and a small footprint for modern datacenter and campus environments.”