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Arista Networks Joins AVnu Alliance

June 16, 2014



SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) is pleased to announce it is the newest member to join AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability. Arista’s membership marks the growth of AVnu Alliance in the professional audio video industry and helps push momentum for the growing ecosystem of interoperable AVB devices through AVnu-certification.

“Arista is thrilled to become a member of AVnu Alliance, the only organization that is driving open, standards-based AV networking via Ethernet,” said Vice President of Business Development and Alliances for Arista, Ed Chapman. “Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS) implementation of AVB delivers a next generation solution for the audio video industry with the performance and cost of Ethernet economics.”

As a member of the Alliance, Arista plans to have its AVB networking product lines certified to help foster an open and interoperable standard within the industry. Arista has previously showcased the ability to transport high-quality real-time media with accurate time synchronization using AVB on next generation switches. The implementation of AVB on Arista hardware has the potential to greatly improve the flexibility, precision, visibility and price point of A/V networking.

“As the AVnu Alliance continues to grow and drive AVnu-certification, we welcome the addition of a key provider of networking equipment including Ethernet switches and routers,” said Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance President and Chair. “Arista Networks’ participation will provide the ability to further support simple, reliable A/V using AVB with enabled switches and help us continue to grow the AVnu-certified ecosystem.”

AVnu Alliance is seeing a growing momentum in all sectors including automotive, consumer and professional audio and video and is standing at over 70 members.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET) was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with over 2000 customers and more than two million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

ARISTA, EOS and Spline 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: http://www.arista.com

About AVnu Alliance

The AVnu Alliance is dedicated to the advancement of streaming audio/video by promoting the adoption of IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over the network infrastructure. The organization strives to create an open path to AVB standards, define AVB compliance test procedures, and an AVnu certification program that ensures AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices to provide the highest quality streaming experience in professional A/V, automotive, and consumer applications to deliver a compelling end user experience.

AVnu and AVnu Alliance are trademarks or registered trademarks of AVnu Alliance.




Arista Networks Press Contact

Arista Networks, Inc.

Amanda Jaramillo, 408-547-5798

amanda@arista.com

or

Arista Networks Investor Relations

Arista Networks, Inc.

Chuck Elliott, 408-547-5549

elliott@arista.com

or

AVnu Alliance Press Contact

Caster Communications, Inc.

Alex Crabb, 401-318-2229

alex@castercomm.com


Source: Arista Networks


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