. https://www.channelfutures.com/cloud-2/arista-google-cloud-make-big-announcements


January has been a bit of a slow month for cloud computing news but the pace seems to be picking up. As the week ended, news of interest to the channel came from Arista Networks, Google Cloud and in the form of some of the early earnings reports. Arista Networks, which sells through VARs, systems integrators and some distributors, appears to be having an up and down week.As the company has continued to transform itself into a cloud computing vendor, focused on private data centers for businesses, it has made its third acquisition since 2018. This week, Arista bought Big Switch Networks for an undisclosed amount. Arista bought Mojo Networks and Metamako two years ago.According to several media outlets, Arista was just one of the suitors vying for Big Switch’s hand. Rivals Cisco, VMware, Dell Technologies, Juniper Networks and others reportedly wanted Big Switch, too.But Arista won, and that’s a plus because Big Switch provides important security and performance monitoring for hybrid cloud capabilities that Arista did not previously have. The Big Monitoring Fabric platform supports the big three public cloud vendors Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. READ MORE