Arista DCS-7060CX-32S-R and Juniper QFX5200-32C: 100G delivered

As 2020 saw slowly growing demand for 100G switching in the secondary market, 2021 has seen Arista price jumps at 2x to 3x in comparison to the year before. Dense, smaller 1RU 100G switches from Juniper, like the Juniper QFX5200-32C, remain more expensive than the similarly spec’d Arista DCS-7060CX-32S-R. Both OEM offerings provide 100Gbe, 40Gbe, 4x10Gbe, 4x25Gbe, or 2x50Gbe support with only slight differences in delivery.

The Arista 7280SR Router: Arista Switch Continuity and 100G, Now Compact and Affordable

Once known primarily as a data center and network switch vendor, Arista is now making considerable headway into the router market. Armed with its cloud-streamlined EOS platform and headed by a company CEO that was just crowned the best in the business, there’s a lot to like in Arista’s router catalog--particularly with the 100G capable Arista 7280R series.

CFP2 vs. QSFP28 For Your 100G Needs

CFP2 vs. QSFP28: Which Transceiver Should You Choose on Your Path to 100G?

So you want to add more 100G capabilities to your network, right? If you answered yes, (and we’re betting you did,) you’re not alone--according to a recent IHS Infonetics report, 100G will account for more than 50% of the data center fiber transceiver market by 2019. 

Juniper MPC 100G Comparison

JUNIPER MPC 100G Comparison

With the advent of streaming content, 100G networks have become more common than ever. What was once only a speed required by tier1 service providers and CDNs is now proliferating into the smaller data center market segment. Most savvy network operators look to strike a balance between required features, scalability, and budget and with several 100G options and varying availability, it’s important to understand what Juniper 100G MPC is right for your network.