TechValidate Research on Arista

Case Study: Small Business Financial Services Company


This case study of a small business financial services company is based on a December 2015 survey of Metamako customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Metamako devices simplify networks, reduce latency, and increase flexibility.”


  • Key drivers for purchasing Metamako devices:
    • Lower trading latency
    • Gain operational advantages
  • Evaluated the following other vendors before purchasing Metamako devices:
    • Exablaze
    • XCelor
    • Arista
    • Gigamon
    • CPacket

Use Case

  • Rates the following Metamako capabilities compared to the competition:
    • Latency profile: best in class
    • Signal re-generation: best in class
    • Layer 1+ features (stats etc): significantly better
    • Ease of use: better
    • Reliability: significantly better
  • Top use cases for implementing Metamako devices:
    • Reconfigurable Patch Panel
    • Tapping
    • Timestamping
    • Multiplexing Connections (Order Entry)
    • Tap Aggregation


  • Found Metamako’s support services to be better than other network vendors.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Arista by TechValidate.

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