Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Switch for the Google Age - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

More strategic competitive challenges for Cisco.  Given Andy Bechtolsheim’s track record, it’s probably just a matter of time before Arista is acquired – perhaps by Cisco.

And so, Arista, Mr. Bechtolsheim’s latest venture, has built a networking switch (the Arista 7500, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch) that is five times faster than Cisco’s competing product while taking up half the space of rival equipment, consuming only a fraction of the power and costing only a fraction of the price, as Mr. Bectolsheim sees it.

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“The other switches just weren’t designed right,” Mr. Bechtolsheim said.

A Switch for the Google Age - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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