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Arista 7000 series

3 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

Extreme Ethernet Switches

4 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Arista 7000 series

Core and data center applications are the strengths of Arista products. The distribution layer is also a good fit. For the access layer, it would be more of a niche product.
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Extreme Ethernet Switches

I think that Extreme would fit in any environment
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Pros

  • The 7304's along side our core network design has provided 100% uptime during the 5 years of deployment.
  • The multi-chassis LAG has provided near 100% connectivity to the distribution and access switches.
  • Very low maintenance attention is needed.
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  • Uptime has been fantastic. We have had no issues with our switches shutting down or crashing
  • Policy, We have the ability to enforce Policy at the port
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Cons

  • The 7304's lack a graceful non-intrusive upgrade method even though they are dual supervisor.
  • I would like to see more integration with Aruba's ClearPass and Airwave products.
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  • Tech Support
  • Their support website is very difficult to navigate.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used the Catalyst 6500 series in the past. From my point of view, the Arista surpasses the Catalyst on just about every front. Originally we were planning on implementing the Nexus 7000/7700 series switches for our core. Though a little more feature rich, it did not provide features we needed that the Arista did. The Nexus also was a confusing and complex platform to work with. Also, the Nexus was a significantly more expensive solution. Although very happy with the Arista switches we may evaluate the Aruba HPE 8400 chassis-based switches along with Arista switches in the future.
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Foundry, HP, Cisco, Brocade. Extreme performance is equivalent or better without the price tag added just for their name
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Return on Investment

  • The Arista 7000 series met or exceed our data center switching and routing needs.
  • It provided a more cost effective alternative to other products we were considering.
  • Implementation was quick and easy due to the simple standards-based configuration.
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  • Downtime due to switching has decreased and/or became a non-issue.
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Pricing Details

Arista 7000 series

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Extreme Ethernet Switches

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details