Arista Networks Case Study
Fixed Mobile Telecoms selects Arista Networks for innovative, fully orchestrated customer-centric network service while reducing management overheads by 90%
We were blown away when they did a case study on our little South African start-up.
It’s like Bill Gates dropped in and said, “Hey, these guys are doing cool things. Put them on your watchlist.”
Arista is big news. It reportedly generated over $2 billion in 2018. It won numerous awards for its switches that run 40 to 100 gigabits per second. It’s a founding member of the 25/50G consortium. Its strength begins with its three founders. Between them they were co-founders of Sun Microsystems, started a company that Cisco bought, and they led the development of Cisco’s Catalyst product line. Their current CEO, who led Cisco for 15 years, was named the World’s Best CEO 2018 and 2019 by Barron’s, a weekly published by Dow Jones & Company. Heady stuff.
That’s why we were humbled when they published a case study on the network we built using their switches and potent CloudVision software for cloud automation and visibility. They said this:
“As one of the most innovative service providers in South Africa, Fixed Mobile Telecoms is growing rapidly and Eduard Du Plessis, CEO of the business, says that technology is only half of the story.”
“We’re here to disrupt the status quo and break the service provider model with something completely different,” says Du Plessis.
“We’ve worked for the big enterprises that talk innovation through marketing but dance the profit tune in the boardroom.”
That’s why a massive, global business like Arista went to market with a case study that says: