[c-nsp] Arista vs Cisco

Xuhu NSP xuhu2zb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 09:18:08 EST 2014

Hi folks, today have a session with arista se, from the way it shows I feel arista switch is very powerful compared Cisco switch, either from low end to high end, either from power consumption or port density or even chip design perspective, it indicates that Cisco is losing advantages slowly.  

Consider Data center interconnection, some features arista support better than Cisco, for example vxlan, it seems only vxlan can support cross internet cloud. Other features no idea what's the pros and cons.

If we consider the sdn support or nsx support, it seems Cisco also lose. Anyway, from the way they presented, it looks like they r very confident to beat Cisco, I am wondering this group may have some seasoned architecture, your inputs may help to understand more and appreciate it.


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