Arista optics

Karl Brumund lists+nanog at
Sun Feb 7 19:43:24 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 11:39 AM, Alex Forster <alex at> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
> I'm trying to get buy-in to go with Arista for some new infrastructure,
> but the Arista optics just aren't in the ballpark for us at
> "proof-of-concept" volume. In Cisco-land, we've had great success using
> Finisar optics, and they've been an easy "sell" to management since many
> Cisco optics are just rebranded Finisar's.
> The relevant Arista optics I'm looking at are QSFP-100G-LR4 and
> SFP-10G-LR. Does anybody know what supplier(s) manufacture these optics for
> Arista? Alternatively, does anyone have any experience using third-party
> comparable optics (especially the 100G) in the battlefield?
> No 100G experience, but Flexoptix has been very helpful and accommodating.
Particularly with issues we had with 10G and certain server NICs.
Best support I've ever seen for optics in $jobs.


> Since optics sales are pretty cut-throat, I do ask that you disclose if
> you have a financial interest in any of your suggestions.
> Thanks!
> Alex Forster

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