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by Arista
Product Line: Arista Networks
Product Type: Switch
Original price $2,333.00 - Original price $2,999.00
Original price
$2,333.00 - $2,999.00
Current price $2,999.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX-96-R is a high-capacity switch featuring 48xSFP+ and 12x40GbE (4x MXP) ports, designed for efficient data center operations with rear-to-front airflow and dual AC power supplies. It delivers a powerful performance with a throughput of 1.92Tbps and packets per second rate of 1440 Mpps, supported by a quad-core x86 CPU, 4GB of system memory, and a dynamic 12MB packet buffer memory. Additional features include hot-swappable power supplies and fans for redundancy, optional 120GB SSD storage, and a compact design measuring 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches with a weight of 20lbs.

Key Feature for the DCS-7050SX-96-R

  • What is the total number of 40GbE ports available on the 48xSFP+ & 12x40GbE switch?
    The total number of 40GbE ports is 12.
  • How does the airflow direction work in this device?
    The switch supports a rear-to-front airflow direction.
  • Can you detail the power supply configuration for part number 48xSFP+ & 12x40GbE?
    It is equipped with dual AC power supplies, featuring 1+1 redundancy.
  • What is the maximum throughput capability of the switch?
    The switch has a maximum throughput of 1.92Tbps.
  • How many 10GbE ports does the 48xSFP+ & 12x40GbE switch have?
    There are a total of 96 10GbE ports.
  • What are the CPU specifications for this model?
    The switch utilizes a Quad-Core x86 CPU.
  • How much system memory is available on the 48xSFP+ & 12x40GbE switch?
    The system is equipped with 4 Gigabytes of memory.
  • What type of storage options are available on this device?
    The device offers 4 Gigabytes of Flash Storage Memory, with an optional SSD Storage of 120 Gigabytes.
  • What is the packet buffer memory size, and how is it allocated?
    The packet buffer memory size is 12MB, utilizing Dynamic Buffer Allocation.
  • Describe the environmental operating conditions for the 48xSFP+ & 12x40GbE switch.
    The operating temperature range is 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F), with a storage temperature range of -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050SX-96-R offers a high-density configuration with 48xSFP+ and 12x40GbE ports, supporting a throughput of 1.92Tbps, which suits high-performance computing environments. However, its latency of 550 ns might not meet the requirements of applications demanding ultra-low latency. Additionally, the inclusion of redundant power supplies and hot-swappable components enhances system reliability, but the operational temperature range limits its deployment in environments with extreme temperatures.


The Arista DCS-7050SX-96-R is a high-performance switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-complexity networking environments. This switch features 48 SFP+ ports and 12 40GbE ports, which include 4 MXP (multiport expansion) configurations, providing flexibility and scalability in network design and deployment. It supports a total of 96 10GbE ports and 12 40GbE ports, enabling high-density connectivity and efficient utilization of space and power. With a throughput of 1.92Tbps and the capability to handle 1440 million packets per second (Mpps), this switch is engineered to facilitate swift data transmission and reduce bottlenecks in high-traffic networks. It achieves low latency rates, with a latency of just 550 nanoseconds, ensuring that data flows efficiently through the network with minimal delay. At its core, the Arista DCS-7050SX-96-R is powered by a quad-core x86 CPU, accompanied by 4 gigabytes of system memory and 4 gigabytes of flash storage memory. For environments requiring enhanced storage capabilities, there is an option to include a 120-gigabyte SSD. The switch is equipped with a 12MB dynamic buffer allocation, which optimizes memory usage and ensures smooth data processing under varying load conditions. Connectivity and management options include a single 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and one USB port, facilitating straightforward setup and ongoing management. The switch is designed with operational efficiency in mind, featuring dual AC power supplies and four hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation and ease of maintenance.
  • Rear-to-front airflow design supports efficient cooling and reliable performance under heavy workloads.
  • Hot-swap power supply feature includes two units (1+1 redundant), minimizing downtime and enhancing power availability.
  • Typical and maximum power draw are rated at 159W and 290W, respectively, highlighting the switch's energy efficiency.
This hardware's physical dimensions are 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 16 inches in depth, with a weight of 20 pounds (9.1kg), making it suitable for standard rack-mount installation. It operates optimally in temperatures ranging from 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) and can be stored in conditions from -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F), ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions. In summary, the Arista DCS-7050SX-96-R provides a comprehensive solution for network infrastructure, offering high density, scalability, and performance. Its advanced features and specifications make it an ideal choice for data centers, high-performance computing environments, and complex networking tasks, facilitating efficient data handling, reduced latency, and reliable operation.


Model NumberArista DCS-7050SX-96-R
Configuration48 SFP+ ports & 12 40GbE ports (includes 4 MXP)
Airflow DirectionRear to Front
Power SuppliesTwo AC, Redundant
40GbE Port Count12
10GbE Port Count96
Data Transfer Rate1.92 Terabits per second
Packet Forwarding Rate1440 million packets per second
Network Latency550 nanoseconds
ProcessorQuad-core x86 architecture
Main Memory4 GB
Base Flash Memory4 GB
Optional SSD Capacity120 GB
Packet Buffer Size12 MB with Dynamic Allocation
Management Port1 Gigabit Ethernet
Serial Console Port1 (RJ-45 Interface)
USB Interface1 Port
Power Supply RedundancyYes, 1+1
Fan RedundancyYes, N+1 Configuration
Power ConsumptionTypical: 159W, Maximum: 290W
DimensionsWidth: 19 inches, Height: 1.75 inches, Depth: 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Device Weight20 pounds (9.1 kg)
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

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