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by Arista
Product Line: Arista 7050X Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $617.00
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$0.00 - $617.00
Current price $617.00
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Product Description

The DCS-7050QX-32-R is a high-capacity switch featuring 32xQSFP+ ports and supports up to 96 10GbE ports, with a 2.56 Tbps throughput and 1440 Mpps packets per second, ensuring efficient data handling. It is engineered for reliability, offering rear-to-front airflow, dual 460W AC power supplies, and hot-swappable components including power supplies and fans for uninterrupted service. The switch operates on a dual-core x86 CPU, with 4 Gigabytes of system memory and 2 Gigabytes of flash storage, expandable with an optional 100 Gigabytes SSD, and features a 550 ns latency for rapid data processing.

Key Feature for the DCS7050QX32R

  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE ports available on the 32xQSFP+ switch?
    The maximum number of 10GbE ports available is 96.
  • How does the airflow direction of the switch enhance its performance?
    The rear-to-front airflow direction helps maintain optimal operating temperatures, enhancing performance and reliability.
  • What are the power supply specifications for this device?
    It comes with dual 460W AC power supplies, with 1+1 redundancy for continuous operation.
  • Can you elaborate on the throughput capability of the switch?
    The switch has a throughput capability of 2.56 Tbps.
  • What is the switch's packet processing rate?
    It processes packets at a rate of 1440 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • Discuss the CPU and memory specifications of the 32xQSFP+ switch.
    The switch is equipped with a Dual-Core x86 CPU, 4 Gigabytes of system memory, and 2 Gigabytes of flash storage memory.
  • What options are available for storage expansion?
    An optional SSD storage upgrade is available, adding up to 100 Gigabytes of storage.
  • How does the switch's latency affect network performance?
    With a latency of 550 nanoseconds, it minimizes delay, ensuring efficient data transmission and improved network performance.
  • What are the management and connectivity options available on this switch?
    It includes one 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and one USB port for connectivity and management.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the 32xQSFP+ switch?
    It operates within a temperature range of 0 to 40˚C (32 to 104˚F) and a relative humidity range of 5 to 95%.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050QX-32-R offers high performance with a throughput of 2.56 Tbps and 1440 Mpps, supporting up to 96 10GbE ports, suitable for demanding data center environments. However, its latency of 550 ns might not meet the needs of applications requiring ultra-low latency. The switch's dual power supplies and hot-swappable components ensure reliability and ease of maintenance, but its operating temperature range limits its deployment in environments exceeding 40˚C.


The Arista DCS-7050QX-32-R is a high-performance switch designed for data center environments, emphasizing speed, reliability, and scalability. It features 32 QSFP+ ports, supporting up to 96 10GbE ports through breakouts, catering to a wide range of high-density networking needs. This switch is engineered for efficient operation with a rear-to-front airflow design, ensuring optimal cooling for the system components under various load conditions. At the heart of the Arista DCS-7050QX-32-R is a dual-core x86 CPU, accompanied by 4 gigabytes of system memory, providing the processing power required to manage complex networks. The switch also includes 2 gigabytes of flash storage memory for the operating system and applications, with an optional SSD storage upgrade available, offering up to 100 gigabytes for additional data and application storage needs. Networking performance is a standout feature of the DCS-7050QX-32-R, with a throughput capacity of 2.56 terabits per second and a forwarding rate of 1440 million packets per second, ensuring swift data transmission across the network. Latency is minimized to 550 nanoseconds, enabling responsive performance critical for time-sensitive applications. The hardware design includes a 12MB packet buffer with dynamic buffer allocation, optimizing the handling of bursty traffic and improving overall network efficiency. The switch also provides a variety of connectivity options, including a 10/100/1000 management port, an RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and a USB port, facilitating easy management and configuration. For enhanced reliability, the Arista DCS-7050QX-32-R is equipped with dual 460W AC power supplies and supports hot-swap functionality, allowing for power supply replacement without interrupting switch operation. Additionally, it features hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted airflow and cooling even in the event of a fan failure. The switch's power efficiency is notable, with a typical power draw of 162 watts and a maximum of 332 watts, demonstrating Arista's commitment to energy-efficient design. Its compact form factor, measuring 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches and weighing 20 pounds, allows for easy integration into data center racks.
  • Throughput 2.56 Tbps and 1440 Mpps forwarding rate for high-speed data transmission.
  • Dual 460W AC power supplies with hot-swap functionality for uninterrupted operation.
  • Compact design with rear-to-front airflow, optimizing space and cooling efficiency.
Operational in a wide range of environmental conditions, the DCS-7050QX-32-R is designed to function in temperatures from 0 to 40˚C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 to 70˚C. With a relative humidity tolerance of 5 to 95%, this switch is built to withstand diverse data center environments, ensuring reliable performance under various conditions.


Item NumberDCS-7050QX-32-R
Switch Type32-port QSFP+
Airflow DirectionBack-to-front
Power UnitsTwo 460W AC
Maximum 10GbE Connections96
Data Transfer Rate2.56 Terabits per second
Packet Processing Rate1.44 Billion packets per second
Network Delay550 nanoseconds
ProcessorDual-Core x86
Main Memory4 GB
Flash Memory2 GB
Buffer Size12MB (with Dynamic Allocation)
Optional SSD100 GB
Management InterfaceOne 10/100/1000 port
Serial InterfaceOne RS-232 (RJ-45)
USB InterfaceOne
Replaceable Power SuppliesTwo (1+1 redundancy)
Modular FansFour (N+1 redundancy)
Power Consumption (Typical/Max)162 / 332 Watts
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.64 cm)
Mass20 pounds (9.1 kg)
Operational Heat Range0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Non-operational Heat Range-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Ambient Moisture Level5 to 95%

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