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Arista EOS Available on Whitebox Switches

Ivan Pepelnjak of writes:

So far, Arista is the only other networking vendor that figured out it doesn’t make sense to resist the tide – Arista EOS is now available on Open Compute Networking whitebox switches.

Arista always used merchant silicon in their switches to keep their hardware development costs under control, and developed a network operating system with numerous highly creative features to entice forward-looking users away from traditional networking vendors. Making Arista EOS available on third-party whitebox switches is the obvious next step. Even better, you’ll get the full-blown EOS, not some cloud-optimized version of it.

Arrest really isn’t letting a lawsuit stop them from positioning EOS to be a viable option for new switching products. Having the ability to run a familiar OS on whitebox hardware is a huge advantage.

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