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Arista Networks Announces Acquisition of Big Switch Networks

Arista Networks, a leader in cloud networking, today announced that it has acquired Big Switch Networks, a network monitoring and SDN (Software Defined Networking) pioneer.

Arista Networks provides a complete and visionary cloud networking suite, with rich capabilities in all critical areas of the campus, data center and public cloud. The acquisition of Big Switch will further strengthen the company's network monitoring and observability suite delivered through Arista's software platform CloudVision and DANZ (Data ANalyZer) capabilities.

Big Switch Networks was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking for the third time. Additionally, Big Switch won the best of VMworld for Networking in 2019.

Arista and Dell will continue to partner to deliver cloud fabric and observability capabilities.

"For nearly six years, Big Switch Networks and Dell EMC Networking have collaborated in support of Open Networking and the flexibility and choice it offers customers," said Tom Burns, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell EMC Networking & Solutions. "We look forward to continuing to offer advanced cloud and monitoring fabric capabilities to customers in partnership with Big Switch, now part of Arista Networks."

"We welcome Big Switch to the Arista family. The addition of Big Switch products enriches our analytics and visibility, helping customers monitor their cloud area networks," said Anshul Sadana, COO for Arista Networks.

"We are thrilled to join forces with Arista to help customers dramatically simplify their journey to the cloud," said Douglas Murray, President and CEO, Big Switch Networks.

Published Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:58 PM by David Marshall
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