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by Arista
Product Line: Arista 7050SX3 Series
Product Type: Data Center Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R Arista features a network configuration of 48x10GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, with a maximum throughput of 1.28 Tbps and packet processing capability of 1 billion packets per second (Bpps). It is designed for optimal performance and scalability with a quad-core x86 CPU, 16GB of system memory, and 32 GB of flash storage, supporting up to 64 max total interfaces with dynamic buffer allocation through its 32 MB packet buffer memory. This switch operates efficiently with rear-to-front air cooling, dual AC power supplies, and maintains a low latency of 800 ns, making it suitable for high-performance computing environments.

FAQs for the DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R

  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE SFP ports available on the switch?
    The switch supports up to 64 10GbE SFP ports.
  • Can you describe the air flow direction of the switch?
    The switch utilizes a rear-to-front air flow direction.
  • How many 100GbE QSFP100 ports does the switch have?
    It is equipped with 8 100GbE QSFP100 ports.
  • What type of power supplies are compatible with this switch?
    Compatible power supplies include PWR-511-AC-RED/BLUE and PWR-511-DC-RED/BLUE.
  • Detail the CPU specifications for the switch.
    The switch is powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU.
  • What is the system memory capacity of the switch?
    It has a system memory capacity of 16GB.
  • How much flash storage is available on the switch?
    The switch comes with 32 GB of flash storage.
  • What is the throughput capability of the switch?
    The throughput capability of the switch is 1.28 Tbps, scalable to 2.56 Tbps.
  • Can you provide the dimensions of the switch?
    The switch dimensions are 19 x 1.75 x 18.4 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 46.8 cm).
  • What is the latency rate of the switch?
    The switch operates with a latency rate of 800 ns.

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R offers a high-density configuration with 48x10GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, catering well to environments requiring versatility in speed and connectivity. However, its latency of 800 ns may not meet the needs of applications requiring ultra-low latency. The switch's quad-core x86 CPU and 16GB of system memory ensure capable handling of network operations, but the fixed number of 100GbE ports limits maximum high-speed connectivity expansion.


The Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R is a high-performance switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers, offering exceptional throughput and low latency. It features 48x10GbE SFP and 8x100GbE QSFP100 ports, providing flexibility in connectivity options. This switch supports a maximum of 8 100GbE ports, 16 50GbE ports, 8 40GbE ports, 16 25GbE ports, 64 10GbE ports, and 48 1GbE ports, accommodating a wide range of network configurations and bandwidth requirements. With a throughput of 1.28 Tbps, scalable to 2.56 Tbps, and a packet processing capacity of 1 billion packets per second (Bpps), this switch ensures efficient data handling and transfer across the network. The latency is notably low at 800 ns, minimizing delay in data transmission and enhancing overall network performance. The switch is powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU and is equipped with 16GB of system memory, ensuring smooth operation and management of the network. It also features 32 GB of flash storage for firmware and configurations, along with a dynamic 32 MB packet buffer memory, which optimizes data flow and reduces congestion. Connectivity and management are simplified with 1 management port and 1 RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), ensuring easy access for configuration and monitoring. The switch also includes 1 USB port, offering additional flexibility for storage and firmware updates. Designed for efficiency and reliability, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R uses rear-to-front air cooling, maintaining optimal operating temperatures and ensuring long-term durability. The switch is compatible with both AC and DC power supplies, specifically the PWR-511-AC-RED/BLUE and PWR-511-DC-RED/BLUE, catering to diverse power requirements and redundancy configurations. Weighing 21 lbs (9.45kgs) and measuring 19 inches in width, 1.75 inches in height, and 18.4 inches in depth, this compact switch fits easily into standard rack spaces, optimizing data center real estate. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • Throughput: 1.28 (2.56) Tbps
  • Packets/Second: 1 Bpps
  • Latency: 800 ns
Overall, the Arista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R switch is engineered to address the needs of high-density networking environments, offering a blend of performance, scalability, and flexibility. Its comprehensive feature set and hardware capabilities make it a suitable option for data centers looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a switch that can efficiently handle high volumes of data while maintaining low latency and high reliability.


Part NumberArista DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R
Ports48x10G SFP, 8x100G QSFP100
Cooling DirectionRear to Front
Power Supply Units2xAC
Maximum 100G Ethernet Ports8
Maximum 50G Ethernet Ports16
Maximum 40G Ethernet Ports8
Maximum 25G Ethernet Ports16
Maximum 10G Ethernet Ports64
Maximum 1G Ethernet Ports48
Total Interface Count64
Switching Capacity1.28 Tbps (Up to 2.56 Tbps)
Forwarding Rate1 Billion pps
Network Latency800 ns
ProcessorQuad-Core x86
Main Memory16GB
Storage32GB Flash
Packet Buffer Memory32MB (Dynamic Allocation)
Management Interface1 Port
Serial Console Port1 (RJ-45)
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 18.4 in (48.3 x 4.4 x 46.8 cm)
Weight21 lbs (9.45 kg)
Alternative Power SuppliesPWR-511-AC-RED/BLUE, PWR-511-DC-RED/BLUE
USB Interface1 Port

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