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Infinera and Arista Networks Accelerate Datacenter Interconnection PDF Icon

May 5, 2015

Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 5, 2015 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET), announced a technology alliance to deliver scalable, turn-key metro and regional Cloud networking solutions that combine high-performance datacenter switching along with high-capacity, low-power, rack and stack optical transport for datacenter interconnect applications for Internet content providers, enterprises and service providers.

The solution integrates Arista’s 7000 series switching portfolio with the Infinera Cloud Xpress to deliver an interoperable solution designed for the datacenter and Cloud networking markets. The combination provides a set of solutions that are well suited for bandwidth intense applications such as IP storage networking, big data environments, high-performance computing (HPC), and media and entertainment networking. The deployment of scale-out datacenter switching fabrics and the growing bandwidth demands between datacenters continues to drive strong demand for 10, 40, and 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity. The partnership provides integrated deployable solutions that support these interconnection speeds as part of a scalable, low-latency, high-performance datacenter architecture.

“Arista and Infinera are redefining the datacenter interconnect market, said Ed Chapman, vice president, business development and alliances for Arista Networks. “Disruptive applications such as HPC, IP storage networking, content-intensive networking, and virtualized datacenters are paramount for Cloud-scale web customers.”

“We teamed up with Arista to deliver optimized solutions for the rapidly growing Cloud services market,” said Ashoka Valia, senior vice president, business development at Infinera. “We believe our alliance offers best in class solutions, combining Arista’s programmable platforms with Infinera’s Cloud Xpress Ethernet transport to deliver state-of-the-art scale, performance and energy efficiency for datacenter interconnection applications.”

Earlier this year, Infinera and Arista completed an interoperability test validating the datacenter networking solutions for critical and mandatory requirements of a modern datacenter. The test validated the datacenter networking solution using Arista’s switches and the Infinera Cloud Xpress for seamless interoperability, and met or exceeded the requirements of the stringent Service Level Agreement and performance parameters, including extremely low latency, and further confirmed the resiliency of the combined multi-layer solution which can protect against various failure modes.

Additional resources:

  • Infinera & Arista Networks: High-capacity, High-performance Metro Cloud Networking Brief
  • Infinera & Arista Networks: Low-latency Data Center and Financial Networking Brief

Infinera Media:
Anna Vue, Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157,

Arista Media:
Amanda Jaramillo, Corporate Communications, Tel: +1 (408) 547-5798,

Infinera Investors:
Jeff Hustis, Tel: + 1 (408) 213-7150,

Arista Investors:
Chuck Elliott, Product and Investor Advocacy, Tel: +1 (408) 547-5549,

About Arista Networks
Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 3,000 customers and more than three million cloud networking ports deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers. ARISTA, EOS and Spline are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Additional information and resources can be found at:

About Infinera
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their datacenter, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. Infinera is a trademark of Infinera Corporation. To learn more about Infinera visit, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the benefits of the features and functionality of Arista’s products and Infinera’s products, the joint solution offered by Arista and Infinera and the potential impact of their applications on the Cloud services market. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements including: Arista’s limited operating history and experience with developing and releasing new products; product, support or service quality problems; rapidly evolving changes in technology, customer requirements and industry standards as well as other risks stated in our filings with the SEC available on Arista’s website at and the SEC’s website at Arista disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 28, 2015 as filed with the SEC on May 1, 2015, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at and the SEC’s website at Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.