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Arista DCS-7124S
RackSwitch G8124 Cisco Nexus 5010 PowerConnect 8024F Summit X650-24x HP ProCurve 6600-24XG
Vendor Arista Networks Blade Network Technologies Cisco Dell Extreme Networks HP ProCurve Networking
Price $26,080 $26,350 $67,030 $14,519 $46,665 $63,594
Pros Very low latency and jitter; extensible Linux operating system; standards-based. Very low latency and jitter; lowest power consumption; smallest form factor. Full Fibre Channel/FCoE support; extensive virtualization features. Relatively low latency, jitter and IGMP message processing time. Highest IGMP group capacity. Largest MAC address capacity.
Cons Relatively low MAC address capacity. Relatively low MAC address capacity. High latency; no Layer-3 support; some leakage in multicast tests. Relatively low IGMP group capacity;
uneven distribution in some link aggregation tests.
Relatively high power consumption; uneven distribution in some link aggregation tests. Low unicast and multicast throughput; relatively high latency; frames forwarded out of sequence.

Scorecard
Category Arista DCS-7124S Blade RackSwitch G8124 Dell Power
Connect 8024F
Extreme Summit X650-24x Cisco Nexus 5010 HP ProCurve 6600-24XG
Features (35%) 4.5 4 3.75 3.75 4.5 3.75
Management/usability (15%) 4 4.5 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75
Power consumption (10%) 4 5 4.5 3.5 3 3
Unicast scalability (5%) 3 3.5 4 3.75 3 4.75
Unicast/multicast throughput (5%) 5 5 5 5 4.75 1.5
Unicast/multicast latency and jitter (15%) 4.5 4.5 4 3.25 2.25 2.5
Multicast group capacity (5%) 4 3.25 3 5 3.75 4
Multicast join/leave delay (5%) 4.5 3.75 4 3.25 2.25 2.5
Link aggregation fairness (5%) 4.25 4.25 2.75 2.75 4.25 3.5
Total 4.29 4.24 3.86 3.7 3.68 3.36
Scoring key: 5: Exceptional; 4: Very good; 3: Average; 2: Below average; 1: Subpar or not available.