The Arista 7100 Series is a family of high performance, low latency, layer 2/3/4, 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet data center switches. The latest series additions, the Arista 7100T switches, include 24 and 48-port models with auto-negotiating 1/10GBASE-T ports with standard RJ-45 connectors and SFP+ uplink ports. The 7100T switches support redundant, hot-swappable power and cooling in 1RU and offer front-to-rear airflow when mounted in either direction. Positioned for data center server access, the 7100T switches offer backwards compatibility with standard Gigabit Ethernet cabling and investment protection as customers migrate from Gigabit to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
The Arista 7100T switches support 10GBASE-T over Category 6a cabling up to 100m, but also support Category 5e* and Category 6 cabling with distances up to 55m. This allows for investment protection with existing cabling plants.