Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SANTA CLARA, Calif.,–July 10, 2017 — Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) a leading provider of cloud networking solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking.

“We consider our positioning in the “Leaders” quadrant by Gartner, for the third consecutive year, validation of continued market acceptance of Arista EOS and our Universal Cloud Architecture,” said Mark Foss, Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Marketing at Arista Networks. “Arista’s innovations in cloud management, telemetry and containerized EOS (cEOS)™ are changing the way customers build cloud-scale networks.”

The data center networking solutions covered in this research are hardware and/or software solutions to deliver connectivity within enterprise data centers. Network technology solutions include data center core/spine switches, server access switches (top of rack [ToR], leaf), virtual switching, programmable Ethernet fabrics, network automation, network overlays and emerging approaches, based on disaggregation of hardware from software and open-source components.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large datacenter storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility, and resilience. Arista has shipped more than ten million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.

ARISTA, EOS, and CloudVision are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Additional information and resources can be found at www.arista.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the benefits and best practices utilized in the design and implementation of Arista’s EOS and CloudVision software and the enablement of cost savings, more performance, and efficiency. 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: our 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 www.arista.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. 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.

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The Changing Nature of Data Center Networking

The Changing Nature of Data Center Networking

The role of IT is changing. As IT used to be viewed as primarily a services organization, modern enterprises of even moderate size and sophistication are relying on IT as a key strategic contributor. With the shift in responsibility, there is a commensurate shift in IT leadership priorities. This sh…

The Changing Nature of Data Center Networking

Arista Any Cloud Networking – Our Next Frontier

Arista Any Cloud Networking – Our Next Frontier

The Any Cloud offering is a holistic approach of hybrid cloud principles, marrying the on-premises enterprise to the public cloud for seamless networking mobility.

Arista Any Cloud Networking – Our Next Frontier

Server downtime is bad. Server slowness is worse

Server downtime is bad. Server slowness is worse

A server going down can really muck things up for any business. Also problematic, and costly, though, are slow servers, databases and networks.

Source: www.networkworld.com/article/3230488/data-center/server-downtime-is-bad-server-slowness-is-worse.html

First off, let me just say, please do not read this article and then go check out our website. It’s the old one, we have not started on the new one yet. It isn’t that the site is terrible. It’s just not up to the task of informing potential clients, nor good enough for our competitors to want to steal any of our ideas.

We recently inked a new partnership with a top-notch networking vendor that Ethos’ believes in and have been selling their products refurbished for some time. This new partnership means we will have to alter our strategy, but has tremendous potential. Our first inclination was to get out that press release! We wanted to capitalize right away. Then I took a step back.

What message or information do we really want to get out to potential clients? Does our digital footprint exemplify our standards? Wait, we need a FB page?!?! These questions, and hundreds more, bombarded my brain for weeks. After careful consideration, the team decided we needed to hire someone to do this for us. It isn’t that we are not smart, creative, or funny, it is just that we don’t know diddly-squat about marketing. Heck, we still cold call (for everyone under 40, that’s picking up the phone and dialing it to talk to someone) and customer referrals. For me personally, that strategy has worked for 20 years and for Ethos for the last 5.   That said, it was time to step out of our comfort zone.

Once we made the decision to properly market ourselves, I did what any 42-year-old sales veteran does when he knows what he doesn’t know. I reached out to all the smart <35-year-old’s I knew and told them I needed help. It was gratifying, not only were so many willing to help, they didn’t even laugh at me for asking. So now we have 3 proposals in front of us and are working out which is the best to convey our message.

Our next step is to pick the firm, or firms, to move us forward and let the leads just roll right on in…. I’ll keep cold calling though, for good measure. Watch our space, it should be up and running in the next couple months.

If you made it this far, we’ll let you in on the secret. Our new partnership is with Arista Networks. A company that far surpasses our customers’ needs for their networking infrastructure without breaking the bank. Feel free to reach out via the World Wide Innertubes, or just pick up the phone and call us to discuss.

Not only does Ethos service our large and international customers, we also are dedicated to helping the Small and Medium business market. Please reach out to our team if you are an SMB or have any IT needs, we would be glad to help you choose the best hardware for you!


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