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Arista Networks Platform Room for Improvement

MB
Founder, Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing. 

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NW
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution needs to improve their product range. They've added a few items, however, they're a bit of a johnny-come-lately to a lot of other competitors in the space and they need to compete for more for the attention of various sizes of business. They basically need to include more models in their offering.

The one thing they lack is Microsegmentation solutions. In contrast, Cisco offers that. It has something called ACI, and we lose out on contracts due to the fact that Arista doesn't have a similar offering. Clients would like to have that on hand as when clients deal with the Cloud base, Microsoft segmentation can be managed with, in a sense, Analytics.

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AS
Technical Presales Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

I do prefer the Cisco interface.

Cisco is not too user-friendly, however, in terms of the comments to deploy the configurations, to change or update configurations, Cisco is easy compared to Arista.

We did at one point have a software bug. I remember that sometimes they used to make the physical connection and then everything was all right, however, the port, the physical port didn't come up. We needed to set the port down and then up again to work. 

We also had a problem when using the internet service providers that connected to Arista. When the internet was down and came up again, the suite couldn't recognize and keep the status as unavailable.

The solution is a bit pricey.

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SH
Senior Network Engineer II at Mercury General Corporation

Its price can be better. 

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AM
CEO at Mart Networks Group

An area for improvement we see in Arista Networks Platform is its integration, e.g. it needs to have more integration with its new products. It should have good integration with multiple wireless, security, and other products they recently acquired. Everybody needs just one dashboard, e.g. we are looking at where we can monitor all the other products which Arista Networks Platform has recently acquired.

Incorporating more security and cloud in terms of the journey to digital transformation is also another area for improvement in Arista Networks Platform, because more and more companies would like to have the incorporation of both cloud and security into their firmware.

An additional feature we'd like to see in the next release of Arista Networks Platform has everything to do with permissions. If you're looking at interfacing with other vendors, they need to have open protocols like API, so that it becomes easier for threat backing integration.

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Sumanth Myneni - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect at PepsiCo

Arista Networks Platform should focus on improving the compatibility or integration with Cisco solutions.

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FF
Vice President, Network Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

There is a lot of room for improvement within the solution. Any product, however, can improve. No product is perfect.

The solution needs to accommodate new features.

I have personally made some recommendations in the past and hope to see this implemented in their product line.

I think there is a need for improvement in the area of their VXLAN/EVPN capability but their current solution is great regardless but may be not very scalable for a global deployment.

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TA
Cyber Security Consultant and Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The cost of Arista Networks Platform is high; it is more expensive than other networking solutions.

Also, the community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more.

Maybe, if they had out-of-the-box NetFlow features to integrate with third party solutions, it will be good.

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Benny Sumitro - PeerSpot reviewer
GM Technical Management at PT. DATACOMM DIANGRAHA

The overall price of the Arista Networks Platform is expensive. It should be reduced.

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Arista Networks Platform
June 2022
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