Arista unveils application switch in Singapore
The 7124FX is the first 10 Gigabit data center class switch that supports both application acceleration and a full suite of standard network protocols.
Arista Networks, Inc. announced the first Arista Application Switch, the 7124FX. This advanced technology enables applications to run natively in the network, improving performance of business critical and latency sensitive applications, increasing profitability, simplifying deployments, and boosting competitive advantage.
Arista's approach to Application Switching is based on innovative, new technology that moves beyond traditional switching. With the Arista Application Switch customers have complete control over the application. Initial use cases for the switch include equity trading systems, inline risk analysis, market data feed normalization, deep packet inspection, signals intelligence, and more.
"This is the first network switch that enables customers to run their real-time business applications directly in the network, with a combination of Field Programmable Gate Array hardware-acceleration and software," says Andreas Bechtolsheim, Arista's Chairman and Chief Development Officer.
"This truly changes the game for applications that are performance and latency sensitive, allowing transparent insertion of the application into the data stream.This capability delivers an order-of-magnitude latency performance improvement while allowing customers to gain unique advantages based on their own software running in the Arista Application Switch," he adds.
The Arista 7124FX Application Switch is the first 10 Gigabit data center class switch that supports both application acceleration and a full suite of standard network protocols, through Arista EOS. The 7124FX Application Switch is based on the award-winning Arista 7124SX, a proven ultra low-latency switching platform. This means that the 7124FX can be deployed transparently in a complex and heterogeneous network. The application acceleration is achieved via a programmable 160 Gbps processing engine that lets customers integrate their own unique applications directly into the network in a way that offers up to a ten-fold improvements in system latency.
"This is the most cogent application integration into a network architecture I've ever seen," said Nick Lippis, Industry analyst and publisher of the Lippis Report. "Arista's Application Switch is an impressive example of integration with purpose and a clear focus on customers who value application acceleration within the data path."