Andy B. Joins Arista

Jayshree Ullal and Andy Bechtolsheim, formerly of Cisco and Sun, are heading Bechtolsheim's new cloud-networking startup

October 23, 2008

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MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Arista Networks, formerly known as Arastra and leading vendor of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Cloud Networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Jayshree Ullal as President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, it named Andreas Bechtolsheim, a founder of the company, Chief Development Officer and Chairman.

Jayshree Ullal was previously Senior Vice President of Cisco Systems, responsible for the $10B Datacenter, Switching and Services Group. A 25-year industry veteran, Ullal was named one of the "50 Most Powerful People" in 2005 by Network World and was nominated one of the 20 most powerful "Women to Watch in 2001" by Newsweek.

Andy Bechtolsheim a well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur, was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and Senior Vice President and Chief Architect for the Systems Group at Sun. From 1996 to 2003, Andy was Vice President and General Manager of the Gigabit Systems Business Unit at Cisco Systems.

Since May of 2008, Arista has been shipping a portfolio of 10 Gigabit Ethernet cloud networking switches for large datacenters and computing environments. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS), a pioneering new software architecture with self-healing and live in-service software upgrade capabilities.

Arista Networks Inc.

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