The Arista 7160 Series are key components of the Arista 7000 Series portfolio of data center switches. Highly dynamic cloud data center networks continue to evolve with the introduction of new protocols and server technologies such as containers bringing with them ever increasing bandwidth demands, accelerating the need for dense 25 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet switching in both leaf and spine tiers of modern networks. The Arista 7160 Series are purpose built fixed configuration 10/25GbE and 100GbE systems built for the highest performance environments, and to meet the needs of the largest scale data centers. They combine scalable L2 and L3 resources and high density with a highly programmable and customizable switch architecture. Simple software updates allow reconfiguration of packet parsing, lookups, traffic scheduling, packet modification and traffic monitoring without reengineering of the switch.
The 7160 can be deployed in a range of open networking solutions including large scale layer 2 and layer 3 cloud designs, overlay networks, virtualized or traditional enterprise data center networks.
The 7160 Series are available in a range of models with a choice of 10GBASE-T and 25GbE SFP with 40/100GbE QSFP uplinks and a 40/100GbE system that offers up to 32 ports of wire speed 100GbE in a 1RU system. The wide range of interfaces and density choice provides deployment flexibility.
25GbE interfaces with SFP and 100GbE with QSFP on the 7160 Series enables flexible choices of port speed providing unparalleled flexibility and the ability to seamlessly transition data centers to the next generation of Ethernet performance. The 7160 Series provide industry leading power efficiency with airflow choices for back to front, or front to back. Combined with Arista EOS the 7160 Series delivers advanced features for cloud, big data, virtualized and traditional designs.