The legal tangle over intellectual property between cloud networking upstart Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE:ANET) and networking giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) will run well into next year, with the final effect on Arista's business still uncertain. But how do the two companies fare against each other in a side-to-side comparison of financial metrics? In the following slideshow, we evaluate both companies using a number of different benchmarks.To get a bird's-eye view of their relative performance, simply click through the accompanying presentation below: