Arista Networks

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.

Arista 7060CX-32S VS.7260CX3-64 - Finding The Right Switch For You

Finding the Right Arista Switch For You: 7060CX-32S VS.7260CX3-64

Last year, we mentioned some recent strides Arista has made to close the gap with long-time routing juggernauts, Cisco and Juniper.

And while the company has continued to sport more and more blue chips in the networking department, we’d be lying if we told you their arena isn’t still the data center – or that having that reputation in a year like 2020 is a bad thing.

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.