The Arista 7050 series 1/10GBase-T switches oﬀer wire speed layer 2/3/4 performance with a choice of 36, 52 or 64 ports of 10GbE in a compact 1RU chassis. The Arista 7050T switches include 32 and 48 port models with auto-negotiating 100Mb/1Gb/10GBase-T ports with standard RJ45 interfaces and a choice of either 4 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces or 4 10GbE SFP+ ports. The QSFP+ interfaces can operate as either a 40GbE port or as four independent 10GbE ports to provide a total of 64 10GbE ports in the 7050T-64 model. Positioned for data center server access and high performance workstations the 7050T switches oﬀer backwards compatibility with existing standard Gigabit Ethernet cabling and investment protection for migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet keeping costs down while oﬀering an easy evolution.
The Arista 7050T switches oﬀers flexible support for triple speed 100Mb, 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet together with a shared 9 MB packet buﬀer pool that is allocated dynamically to ports that are congested. With a typical power consumption of less than 6 watts/port the 7050T Series provides industry leading power eﬃciency for the data center. An optional built-in SSD supports advanced logging, data captures and other enhanced services directly on the switch.
The Arista 7050T switches run the same Arista EOS software as all Arista products, simplifying network administration. With Arista EOS, advanced monitoring and automation capabilities such as Zero Touch Provisioning, VM Tracer and Linux based tools can be run natively on the switch.
Arista EOS is a modular switch operating system with a unique state sharing architecture that cleanly separates switch state from protocol processing and application logic. Built on top of a standard Linux kernel, all EOS processes run in their own protected memory space and exchange state through an in-memory database. This multi-process state sharing architecture provides the foundation for in-service-software updates and self-healing resiliency. Several Linux based tools can be run directly on the switch, running on a powerful dual-core x86 CPU subsystem.