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It’s Time to Ditch the “Rip and Replace” Mindset

The supply chain has never been so constrained in Arista history… we now have to plan for many components with a 52–week lead time.

The current chip shortage has dominated headlines since the start of the pandemic. Semiconductor chips are essential for powering the modern world, and when the demand for them exceeds the supply, countless industries — from automotive to appliances — are affected.

The IT industry has been hit especially hard. Without an adequate supply of semiconductor chips, hardware vendors have struggled to provide customers with the IT infrastructure they need. To give you an idea, Arista CEO Jayshree Ullal was recently quoted saying, “The supply chain has never been so constrained in Arista history… we now have to plan for many components with a 52–week lead time.”

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