Arista Introduces 400 Gigabit Datacenter Switching Platforms


Arista Introduces 400 Gigabit Datacenter Switching Platforms
Arista Comes up with 400Gb Switch in the market on 23rd Oct, 2018. It was proposed by Arista that the new 400G fixed systems bring the performance that hyper scale cloud networks and datacenters need for the development of applications such as AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning, and server less compute.

The New Arista 400 Gb Switching platforms which are based on the Broadcom 12.8 Tbps Tomahawk 3 silicon, support 32 400G ports in a dense 1U chassis. In addition, each 400G port can be fragmented into four 100G ports, which supports a total of 128 100G ports in a 1U chassis.

Arista comes up with 7060X4 models which support 400 Gb support. The Arista Switch 7060X4 Series is accessible in two configurations supporting with both OSFP and QSFP-DD 400G optics modules. The Arista’s 7060PX4-32 model upkeeps 32 ports of OSFP. 
Check out the difference between OSPF and QSFP-DD

Fig 1.1- Arista 400 Gb Switching Platform- 7060X4

The Arista 7060DX4-32 has 32 ports of QSFP-DD, with the consistent 7060X Series architecture.

Key features of Switch
  • 4X increase in bandwidth compared to the Current 100G 1U switches
  • Enhanced joint buffer to lower application latency for AI and storage loads
  • Elephant Flow Detector for advanced traffic management
  • Traffic awareness with Dynamic Load Balancing and Dynamic Group Multipath to improve performance in large cloud and HPC networks
  • Increased routing capacity combined with 2X IO increase for hyper scale leaf-spine
  • Low power optimized with uncompromised performance at 12.8 Tbps
  • Consistent EOS support including cloud-based automation, analytics and availability
  • Choice of OSFP and QSFP-DD optics supporting 50G/100G/200G and 400G speeds