Carahsoft Named Master Government Aggregator for Arista Networks

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Powerful Cloud Networking Solutions Now Available to Government Sector Via Carahsoft GSA Schedule

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Carahsoft Adds Arista Networks Solutions to GSA

Partnering with Carahsoft helps Arista reach mission-critical customers in Defense, National Intelligence, and Homeland Security as well as federal, state, and local government through the GSA Schedule. -- Douglas Gourlay, Arista Networks

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has been named master government aggregator for Arista Networks, Inc. Under the agreement, Carahsoft has added Arista’s industry-leading software-defined cloud networking solutions to its GSA schedule, and will support Arista’s public sector channel organization by driving proactive demand for the company’s solutions throughout the public sector market.

“Partnering with Carahsoft helps Arista reach mission-critical customers in Defense, National Intelligence, and Homeland Security as well as addressing key markets in federal, state, and local government through the GSA Schedule,” stated Douglas Gourlay, Vice President of Marketing for Arista Networks. "Our portfolio of data center and cloud networking switches with 10/40/100GbE delivers innovation that accelerates the performance and capability of mission-critical networks."

Arista Networks is the leader in building scalable, high-performance, and ultra-low latency cloud networks with low power consumption and a small footprint for modern data center and cloud computing environments. Arista switches are purpose-built for mission-oriented deployments and enable government agencies to cut costs, simplify complex network infrastructure, standardize on open protocols, and automate critical IT processes enabling IT to be increasingly responsive to mission requirements.

Arista’s Ethernet switching solutions include native support for VMware, network-virtualization and hundreds of applications. Arista’s hardware platforms are designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today’s most demanding data centers, proven advantages already in use in many of the largest cloud data centers around the world.

“Arista’s high performing network switches and data center solutions will empower our government customers and reseller partners to strengthen their focus on virtualization, software-defined cloud networking, big data, storage, and cyber security,” said Michael Shrader, Vice President of Innovative and Intelligence solutions at Carahsoft. “As such, Arista well complements our existing solutions portfolios in these technology areas, and we are pleased to add the company’s award-winning technology to our GSA schedule.”

Arista Networks’ software, hardware and services are available immediately via Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule GS-35F-0119Y. For more information, contact Carahsoft at 888-662-2724; or join us for a complimentary Software-Defined Networking Seminar being held 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, MD.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at

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