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by Arista
Product Line: Arista DCS-7050Q-16-F
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $866.00
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$0.00 - $866.00
Current price $866.00
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Product Description

The DCS-7050Q-16-F Arista switch features 16xQSFP+ and 8xSFP+ ports, supporting up to 64 10GbE and 16 40GbE connections with a throughput of 1.28 Terabits/second and a packet rate of 960 Mpps. It is equipped with dual 460W AC power supplies for redundancy, 4 hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, and offers front-to-rear airflow for effective cooling. The hardware includes a Dual-Core x86 CPU, 4GB system memory, and 2GB flash storage, with an optional 50GB SSD storage, designed for low latency operations ranging from 800 - 850ns for QSFP+ to 800 - 1150ns for SFP+.

Key Feature for the DCS-7050Q-16-F

  • What type of power supplies does the 16xQSFP+ & 8xSFP+ switch support?
    The switch supports dual 460W AC power supplies.
  • How many 10GbE ports are available on this device?
    There are 64 Total 10GbE Ports available.
  • Can the airflow direction be changed in this switch?
    Yes, the switch has a reversible airflow option, allowing for front-to-rear airflow adjustment.
  • What is the latency range for QSFP+ ports?
    The latency for QSFP+ ports ranges from 800 to 850 nanoseconds.
  • Does this switch come with a built-in SSD storage option?
    Yes, SSD storage is optional and can be up to 50 Gigabytes.
  • What is the total number of 1GbE Ports on this model?
    The total number of 1GbE Ports is 8 (SFP/SFP+).
  • Is the packet buffer memory fixed or variable on this switch?
    The packet buffer memory is 9MB with dynamic buffer allocation, indicating it is variable.
  • What are the CPU specifications for this networking switch?
    The CPU is a Dual-Core x86 processor.
  • How many hot-swappable fans does the switch have?
    There are 4 hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • What are the typical and maximum power draw values for this switch?
    The typical power draw is 192W, and the maximum is 303W.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050Q-16-F switch offers a high throughput of 1.28 Terabits/second and supports a diverse range of port speeds, including 16xQSFP+ for 40GbE, 64x10GbE through breakout cables, and 8xSFP+ for 1GbE, catering to various network scaling needs. However, its latency ranges from 800 to 1150ns, which might not be ideal for applications requiring ultra-low latency. Additionally, the switch is equipped with dual-core x86 CPU, 4GB of system memory, and optional SSD storage up to 50GB, enhancing its performance and reliability for demanding network environments.


The Arista DCS-7050Q-16-F is a high-performance switch designed for data center networks, offering a combination of speed, flexibility, and efficiency. This switch features 16 QSFP+ and 8 SFP+ ports, providing a versatile platform for 10GbE, 40GbE, and 1GbE connectivity. With a total of 16 40GbE ports and the ability to support up to 64 10GbE ports through breakout cables, it meets the demands of high-density networking environments. Key hardware specifications include dual-core x86 CPU, 4GB of system memory, and 2GB of flash storage memory, ensuring smooth operation and sufficient storage for network operating systems and applications. The switch also offers an optional 50GB SSD storage for users requiring additional space for logs, data, and applications. For network traffic management, it features 9MB of dynamic buffer allocation packet memory, optimizing performance and efficiency in diverse network conditions. The Arista DCS-7050Q-16-F is designed with redundancy and reliability in mind, featuring dual 460W AC power supplies and four hot-swappable fans, providing 1+1 power redundancy and N+1 fan redundancy. This ensures uninterrupted operation and ease of maintenance. The switch supports reversible airflow, allowing it to adapt to different rack configurations and cooling strategies. Energy efficiency is another key aspect of this switch, with a typical power draw of 192W and a maximum of 303W, making it an economical choice for enterprises concerned with operating costs. The compact size of 19” x 1.75” x 16” and a weight of 18 lbs allow for easy integration into data center racks. - Latency ranges from 800 to 850ns for QSFP+ ports and 800 to 1150ns for SFP+ ports, ensuring fast data processing and minimal delay. - The switch provides a throughput of 1.28 Terabits per second and supports 960 million packets per second, catering to high-volume network traffic and demanding data center applications. - Environmental conditions are accommodated with an operating temperature range of 0 to 40C and a storage temperature range of -40C to 70C, with relative humidity tolerance of 5 to 95%, ensuring reliability across various conditions. In summary, the Arista DCS-7050Q-16-F switch is engineered for data centers requiring high-density, high-speed networking capabilities. It combines powerful hardware specifications, including a dual-core CPU, extensive memory options, and dynamic buffer allocation, with efficient power use and flexible deployment options. This switch is an ideal solution for organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a scalable, reliable, and efficient platform.


Item Number and Maker Arista DCS-7050Q-16-F
Configuration 16xQSFP+ and 8xSFP+ switch
Airflow Direction Front to Rear
Power Supplies Two 460W AC units
40GbE Ports Quantity 16
10GbE Ports Quantity 64
1GbE Ports Quantity 8 (SFP/SFP+)
Network Latency QSFP+: 800 - 850ns, SFP+: 800 - 1150ns
Processor Dual-Core x86 architecture
Main Memory 4 GB
Flash Memory 2 GB
Dynamic Packet Buffer 9MB with Dynamic Allocation
Optional SSD Capacity 50 GB
USB Interface Count 1
Modular Power Supply Units 2 (1+1 redundancy)
Replaceable Fan Units 4 (N+1 redundancy)
Configurable Airflow Available
Power Consumption (Typical / Max) 192W / 303W
Dimensions 19” x 1.75” x 16” (44.5 x 4.4 x 40.64 cm)
Weight 18 lbs (8.18 kg)
Operational Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C
Non-operational Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C
Humidity Tolerance 5% to 95%
Data Throughput Capacity 1.28 Terabits per second
Packets Processing Rate 960 Million packets per second

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