Demonstrates Union Square Advisors’ continued momentum in providing strategic M&A advice to infrastructure software companies
Arista Networks provides a complete and visionary cloud networking suite, with rich capabilities in all critical areas of the campus, data center and public cloud. The acquisition of Big Switch will further strengthen the company’s network monitoring and observability suite delivered through Arista’s software platform CloudVisionⓇ and DANZ (Data ANalyZer) capabilities.
Big Switch Networks was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking for the third time. Additionally, Big Switch won the best of VMworld for Networking in 2019.
Arista and Dell will continue to partner to deliver cloud fabric and observability capabilities.
“Dell Networking is excited to extend the partnership we established with Big Switch to Arista, delivering advanced cloud and monitoring fabric capabilities to our customers,” stated Tom Burns, senior vice president and general manager of Dell Networking.
“We welcome Big Switch to the Arista family. The addition of Big Switch products enriches our analytics and visibility, helping customers monitor their cloud area networks,” said Anshul Sadana, COO for Arista Networks.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Arista to help customers dramatically simplify their journey to the cloud,” said Douglas Murray, President and CEO, Big Switch Networks.
Read the full press release here.
About Big Switch Networks Inc.
Big Switch Networks, Inc. is the Cloud-First Networking company, bringing public cloud-style networking and hybrid cloud consistency to organizations around the world. The company provides data center switching, visibility and analytics solutions for on-premises clouds, public clouds and multi-cloud environments that enable companies of all sizes to increase operational efficiency and business agility, while reducing networking costs. Big Switch was founded in 2010, with roots in the original Stanford research team that invented software-defined networking. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
About Arista Networks
Arista Networks pioneered software-driven, cognitive cloud networking for large-scale datacenter and campus environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms redefine and deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics, and security. Arista has shipped more than twenty million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards across private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, Arista products are supported worldwide directly and through partners.
About Union Square Advisors
Union Square Advisors is a leading technology-focused investment bank that offers strategic mergers & acquisitions advice and execution, agented private capital financing, and debt capital markets advisory services. Founded in 2007, with offices in San Francisco and New York, Union Square Advisors works with leading public and private technology companies, private equity, venture capital, and family offices across the technology landscape with a primary focus on Software, Software-Enabled Services, IT Infrastructure and Internet/Digital Media/Marketing Technology. Since inception, Union Square Advisors has advised on over 115 transactions, valued in excess of $100 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.usadvisors.com.