Redcentric become Arista Networks' First Tier 1 Accredited Direct VAR in the UK

23 November 2010

Redcentric plc, the network-based provider of end to end managed services in the UK, has become Arista  Networks' first Tier 1 accredited Direct VAR Partner in the UK.  This  agreement, which is effective immediately, will bring mission-critical  data centre focused technologies into Redcentric's portfolio, and deliver  high performance Ethernet systems for the most IT intensive businesses.

On signing the agreement, Tony Weaver, CEO of Redcentric commented: "This complements our existing technology partnerships including Cisco and Extreme Networks. We already have a significant customer base, especially within financial services, where the Arista solutions deliver significant advantages in areas such as risk analysis, electronic and high frequency trading.  We see the Arista 7000 Family creating competitive advantage for enterprises and helping Redcentric provide a wider range of network infrastructure solutions, that will span the entire data centre environment."

Redcentric's emerging technology solutions are aimed at helping clients improve critical aspects of their IT related business processes.  The partnership with Arista supports Redcentric's intention to offer innovative technologies that integrate with existing infrastructure whilst delivering significant benefits in terms of cost, performance and reliability.

Over the past few months technical teams at Redcentric have successfully completed the highest levels of training and certification whilst working closely with Arista. The agreement covers the full Arista portfolio of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches and related services.

Arista Networks' portfolio of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, redefine network architectures and dramatically change the price versus performance nature of data centre networks.  Arista has pioneered an innovative Extensible Operating System (EOS™), a groundbreaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture, enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

"Our partnership with Redcentric is a significant achievement and highlights the strength of our technology within the high frequency trading and mission critical data centre environment," comments Dave Watkins, regional sales director for EMEA at Arista Networks. "Working closely with such a high profile and trusted partner that acknowledges the mission critical and virtualised data centres needed for the future will require new technology that is architected to be more scalable than in the past, will help us bring our technology to a wider market and ensure it is delivered with the highest levels of expertise."