The Arista 7160 Series are key components of the Arista 7000 Series portfolio of data center switches. Highly dynamic cloud data center networks continue to evolve with the introduction of new protocols and server technologies such as containers bringing with them ever increasing bandwidth demands, accelerating the need for dense 25 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet switching in both leaf and spine tiers of modern networks. The Arista 7160 Series are purpose built fixed configuration 10/25GbE and 100GbE systems built for the highest performance environments, and to meet the needs of the largest scale data centers. They combine scalable L2 and L3 resources and high density with a highly programmable and customizable switch architecture.
Simple software updates allow reconfiguration of packet parsing, lookups, traffic scheduling, packet modification and traffic monitoring without reengineering of the switch.