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Arista Networks forecasts upbeat revenue as AI hype boosts cloud gear demand

Arista Networks has issued an optimistic revenue forecast for the upcoming quarter, surpassing analysts’ expectations. The California-based company experienced strong demand for its cloud networking equipment, driven by the growing popularity of artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

The surge in demand for Arista’s gear was supported by major customers like Microsoft and Meta Platforms. These companies have expressed their intent to invest in data center infrastructure, particularly networking equipment, to cater to the increasing need for AI functionality. Arista’s latest 7800 series of switches, designed specifically for AI workloads, has gained significant traction in the market.

In the second quarter ending on June 30, Arista Networks saw a 39% increase in revenue, amounting to $1.46 billion. This surpassed analyst predictions of $1.38 billion. Additionally, the company’s adjusted earnings per share stood at $1.58, beating estimates of $1.44.

Looking ahead, Arista Networks expects third-quarter revenue to range between $1.45 billion and $1.5 billion. This projection is considerably higher than the estimated revenue of $1.39 billion by analysts. The company’s positive outlook highlights the continued demand for its cloud networking gear as more businesses adopt AI technologies.

By capitalizing on the AI boom, Arista Networks aims to solidify its position as a leading provider of cloud networking solutions. The company has demonstrated its ability to cater to the needs of customers seeking reliable and efficient infrastructure to support their AI workloads. With considerable investment from industry giants like Microsoft and Meta Platforms, Arista Networks is well-positioned for future growth in the cloud gear market. Reuters

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