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TechValidate Research on Arista

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339 Customers Surveyed

2,747 Data Points Collected

99 Published TechFacts

17 Published Charts

5 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Metamako Customer Satisfaction Rating

Why do you like Metamako?

The Metamako team is pretty much as good as one can get when it comes to service, support, sales, amazing design and technical knowledge about what our business needs and does.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Metamako:

Technical sparring partner. Metamako is a partner vendor.

Would you recommend Metamako?

Very much so. Dependable, knowledgable, friendly, honest, and pretty, funky cool stuff!

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise 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.”

Challenges

  • Key drivers for purchasing Metamako devices:
    • Lower trading latency
    • Meet compliance regulations
  • Evaluated the following other vendors before purchasing Metamako devices:
    • Exablaze
    • XCelor
    • Arista

Use Case

  • Rates the following Metamako capabilities compared to the competition:
    • Latency profile: better
    • Layer 1+ features (stats etc): better
    • Ease of use: significantly better
    • Reliability: better
  • Top use cases for implementing Metamako devices:
    • Reconfigurable Patch Panel
    • Media Converter
    • Circuit Breaker/Kill Switch
    • Timestamping
    • Deploy custom written applications or FPGA code

Results

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

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise 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.”

Challenges

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

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): best in class
    • Ease of use: best in class
    • Reliability: best in class
  • Top use cases for implementing Metamako devices:
    • Connection Monitoring
    • Reconfigurable Patch Panel
    • Media Converter

Results

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

Metamako Customer Research

Diverse range of Packet Capture use-cases

What are your top use cases for Metamako devices?

Tapping
63%
Reconfigurable Patch Panel
53%
Multiplexing Connections (Order Entry)
50%
Connection Monitoring
47%
Media Converter
34%
Tap Aggregation
34%
Timestamping
34%
Test Lab
24%
Deploy custom written applications or FPGA code
21%
Circuit Breaker/Kill Switch
18%
Scalable Broadcast
18%
Failover
8%

Metamako Customer Research

Metamako is well positioned to upgrade much of the most widely deployed packet capture technologies.

What technologies are currently deployed for packet capture?
(regardless of whether Metamako devices are used)

Layer 1 switches
68%
Optical taps
58%
SPAN ports
58%
Aggregation switches 
57%
Data capture cards (Endace, etc)
38%
Third party analytics (Corvil, Velocimetrics, etc)
15%
Data capture probes (Gigamon, cPacket, etc)
9%


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About Arista

Arista is a technology company that specialises in solutions for latency sensitive businesses. It was founded by Scott Newham, Dave Snowdon and Charles Thomas who have a background in ultra-low latency hardware, software and algorithmic trading. Their engineering team brings together a wealth of skills and experience in digital hardware design (Boards, FPGA, ASIC), PCB design, embedded software (kernel, drivers, applications), low-level networking and full product lifecycle from design to manufacturing and support. Arista is headquartered in the harbour city of Sydney, Australia.

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