2019-10-31T09:55:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Arista Networks Platform?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Arista Networks Platform, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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SH
Senior Network Engineer II at Mercury General Corporation
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-01T00:04:28Z
May 1, 2021

I would recommend this solution. We've been happy with it. I don't really have too many complaints about it. They are pretty good about releasing new features. They keep adding new features on their centrally managed platform, which is CloudVision. I would rate Arista Networks Platform a nine out of ten.

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NW
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-01-23T18:31:52Z
Jan 23, 2021

We are a distributor of the solution. I would recommend the solution. Overall, I would rate it at a nine out of ten.

FF
Vice President, Network Engineering at Pico
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-22T19:45:32Z
Jan 22, 2021

Every industry is different, so what is going to work for a service provider might not really work for an enterprise environment. Requirement is key in any design proposal. Vendor/Platforms should tailored to the requirements and solutions.

Dibyendu Das - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Apace Systems Corporation
Vendor
Top 20
2020-04-01T07:25:00Z
Apr 1, 2020

I would recommend Arista for certain applications, for microbiological and molecular calculations; for supercomputing. If you are looking for an ultra-low latency network, this is the only solution. There is nothing else that is similar. It has low-latency, stability, and scalability because it is modular. If you have the budget, go for it.

it_user1033941 - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
Jan 12, 2020

We are a publicly funded hospital in North Germany, so we are limited in what we would like to add to our infrastructure. If you are looking for a future-proof solution, you just need to ask questions about the scalability and stability. You should do a proof of concept with Arista. Get in contact with them to see how they solve problems. This is a beneficial experience. Even if somebody chooses another vendor, they should base a valid opinion about Arista. I would strongly recommend this solution. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

WB
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-31T09:55:00Z
Oct 31, 2019

This solution was my first experience with the new, modern data center architecture. My advice to anybody who is implementing this series of switches is to carefully check the features that are supported on each model. Some new features are not supported on all platforms. I know that Arista still sells some old models that do not support the newest features. This is a good solution, but the documentation needs to be improved. More detailed configuration examples are definitely needed. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 1, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 4 answers
Dibyendu Das - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Apace Systems Corporation
Apr 1, 2020
Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch. For our customers that have a budget of $4,000 to $5,000 for one switch fabric, we generally recommend NETGEAR. That is also a very good switch. If somebody wants something cheaper than that, we recommend they go for something else. For a market like India, Africa, and Asia, people always think twice because Arista is expensive compared to the competition. Of course, it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. There are no other products that you can directly compare with Arista. It's the difference between getting a V12 engine and a generic engine. You need to be able to afford a V12. Arista is not for everybody.
FF
Vice President, Network Engineering at Pico
Jan 22, 2021
Arista and Cisco are comparatively the same or Cisco a bit more expensive depending on the platforms. However, I like Arista's licensing approach. Cisco licensing could be made simpler.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 1, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 11 answers
Dibyendu Das - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Apace Systems Corporation
Apr 1, 2020
Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch. For our customers that have a budget of $4,000 to $5,000 for one switch fabric, we generally recommend NETGEAR. That is also a very good switch. If somebody wants something cheaper than that, we recommend they go for something else. For a market like India, Africa, and Asia, people always think twice because Arista is expensive compared to the competition. Of course, it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. There are no other products that you can directly compare with Arista. It's the difference between getting a V12 engine and a generic engine. You need to be able to afford a V12. Arista is not for everybody.
FF
Vice President, Network Engineering at Pico
Jan 22, 2021
Arista and Cisco are comparatively the same or Cisco a bit more expensive depending on the platforms. However, I like Arista's licensing approach. Cisco licensing could be made simpler.
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