Arista Networks, a high-flying Ethernet switch vendor featuring Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy...

|By:, SA News Editor

Arista Networks, a high-flying Ethernet switch vendor featuring Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim, says it plans to go public late this year or early next. Arista, whose high-speed switches are powered by Broadcom (BRCM) chips, is one of a slew of a upstarts to challenge Cisco (CSCO) and Juniper's (JNPR) proprietary offerings with switches using off-the-shelf silicon.