Author: JT Smith
Founded in 2004 and formerly known as Arastra, Arista shipped its first product releases in late 2007. The core of its lineup is its 7100 platform, which is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching platform that has a Linux-based operating system at its core, dubbed Arista EOS.
The goal with EOS is to create a highly scalable platform that is specifically tailored for the needs of cloud computing in the datacenter, Karam said. EOS is based on a Red Hat Fedora Linux core that Arista said has been modified and hardened.