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Arista doubles down on software with Big Switch acquisition

February 14, 2020  | Subscribers Only

Matthias Machowinski Matthias Machowinski Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video

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This week, Arista announced that it has acquired software-defined networking (SDN) provider Big Switch Networks. This news was first reported by SDxCentral on January 22 but was not confirmed until Thursday, 13 February 2020, when Arista made the announcements as part of its earnings release. Arista described the acquisition as immaterial to its financials; it is rumored to be around $70M, compared to the $120M that had been raised by Big Switch. About half of the Big Switch team (75 people) will be joining Arista, including cofounder Kyle Forster and CEO Dough Murray for 6–12 months to aid in the transition. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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