Last week Arista announced it was acquiring Metamako, which makes low-latency switches using FPGAs.
Metamako, based in Australia, specializes in switches for high-frequency trading in the financial services industry. The company says it can switch packets with just 5 nanoseconds of latency, and timestamp packets at plus or minus 70 picoseconds accuracy.
Use cases include connecting trading systems to financial exchanges, timestamping, one-to-many replication, and TAP aggregation.
Arista says the Metamako switches will be rebranded as Arista 7130s. The current generation of products will run the Metamako OS, but Arista says forthcoming platforms will run Arista’s EOS and be managed with Arista’s CloudVision management software.
Arista purchased Metamako to expand its product line for the financial services and high-frequency trading markets.
The company declined to state the acquisition price.
Metamako isn’t Arista’s only product line expansion recently. This August, the company acquired Mojo Networks, which makes WLAN gear for enterprise campuses.