The Arista 7050QX Series are purpose-built 10/40GbE data center switches supporting wirespeed Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, combined with advanced features for software defined cloud networking. The Arista 7050QX supports a flexible combination of 10GbE and 40GbE in a highly compact 1RU form factor that allows customers to design large leaf and spine networks to accommodate east-west traffic patterns found in modern data centers, high-performance compute and Big Data environments. Featuring 32 QSFP+ ports, the switch delivers feature-rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 wirespeed performance with an overall throughput of up to 2.56 Tbps. Combined with Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS), the Arista 7050QX delivers advanced features for Big Data , cloud, virtualized and traditional designs. With Arista EOS, advanced monitoring and automation capabilities such as zero touch provisioning, VMTracer and Linux® based tools can be run natively on the switch with the powerful x86 CPU subsystem.

What's new

  • Deploys a 40GbE system or a combination of 10GbE leaf ports and 40GbE spine ports within the same chassis.
  • Power efficient, compact footprint, flexible table sizes and EOS innovations like SSU and MLAG make this ideal for leaf and spine as well as scale-out ECMP designs.
  • Offers 4 SFP+ ports that allow for 1/10GbE connections increasing the deployment options.
  • Offers high-density, power efficient 40GbE connectivity with line rate VXLAN routing capability in a single pass.

Features

Scaling Data Center Performance

Arista 7050QX 10/40 Data Center Switch Series delivers line rate switching at Layer 2 and Layer 3 to enable dramatically faster and simpler network designs for data centers that dramatically lowers the network capital and operational expenses.

The flexibility of the Layer 2 and Layer 3 multi-path design options combined with support for open standards provides increased flexibility, scalability and network wide virtualization.

When used in conjunction with the Arista 7000 Series of fixed and modular switches, the Arista 7050QX allows networks to scale to over 110,000 10GbE servers in low-latency two-tier networks that provide predictable and consistent application performance.

Scale Out Network Designs

In cut-through mode, the Arista 7050QX 10/40 Data Center Switch Series forward packets with a latency of 550 nanoseconds nanoseconds.

Advanced traffic control and monitoring features to improve the agility of modern high-performance environments, with solutions for data monitoring and virtualization.

A simple two-way design can grow to a 64-way architecutre without significant changes.

Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS)

Arista EOS is a modular switch operating system with a unique state sharing architecture that cleanly separates switch state from protocol processing and application logic.

Built on top of a standard Linux® kernel, all EOS processes run in their own protected memory space and exchange state through an in-memory database.

Arista EOS automates complex IT workflows and simplifies network operations while reducing downtime. Its rich automation capabilities not only reduce the human error element in network operations but also enables IT operators to make the network work the way they want.

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