Union Square Advisors Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Big Switch Networks in its Sale to Arista Networks
Demonstrates Union Square Advisors’ Continued Momentum in Providing Strategic M&A Advice to Infrastructure Software Companies
Arista Networks announced the acquisition of Big Switch Networks, a network monitoring and SDN (Software Defined Networking) company.
Arista Networks provides a complete and visionary cloud networking suite, with rich capabilities in all critical areas of the campus, data center and public cloud. The acquisition of Big Switch will further strengthen the company’s network monitoring and observability suite delivered through Arista’s software platform CloudVisionⓇ and DANZ (Data ANalyZer) capabilities.
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Big Switch Networks was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking for the third time. Additionally, Big Switch won the best of VMworld for Networking in 2019.
Arista and Dell will continue to partner to deliver cloud fabric and observability capabilities.
“Dell Networking is excited to extend the partnership we established with Big Switch to Arista, delivering advanced cloud and monitoring fabric capabilities to our customers,” stated Tom Burns, senior vice president and general manager of Dell Networking.
“We welcome Big Switch to the Arista family. The addition of Big Switch products enriches our analytics and visibility, helping customers monitor their cloud area networks,” said Anshul Sadana, COO for Arista Networks.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Arista to help customers dramatically simplify their journey to the cloud,” said Douglas Murray, President and CEO, Big Switch Networks.
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