Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.
The surge in IoT devices and the increased speed of doing business on mobile are leading us to the question — is the network infrastructure ready? Legacy network infrastructures were designed before mobility and IoT became prevalent. Today’s campus network needs to ensure that connectivity, security and smart network management complement each other so that all of these devices can securely connect. And although most users will connect via wireless, the increase in network density requirements and the need for IoT devices to connect via wired means that the wired infrastructure is just as critical.
Aruba’s campus switching portfolio spans the access layer to the core and creates the foundation of the new digital workplace. Aruba’s switches integrate seamlessly with the wireless network as well as with Aruba’s industry-leading security and network management solutions.
Current business landscape
Network traffic is increasing
The shift to digital has disrupted every piece of the network from the edge to the core. As the mobile workforce uses video, voice, and cloud applications to better collaborate, the amount of data crossing the campus network and being aggregated at the core is increasing exponentially.
IoT means more device types
In addition to mobility, the increase in the number of IoT/headless devices connecting to the campus has resulted in an avalanche of data pouring through the core of the network.
The network is business-critical - from the edge to the core
From the LOB or CIO’s standpoint, it’s not an option for the network to go down, or for it to not be running optimally. And the network must be secure—the company’s reputation is on the line.
IT and business challenges
Increasing traffic means bottlenecks
There’s a pressing need for organizations to maximize throughput across the network, but it will take more than adding traditional boxes.
Increasing device types means security vulnerabilities
IT needs visibility into what’s on the network and they need to be able to segment traffic, automatically, for a greater number of device types.
While complexity has increased, IT resources are flat or shrinking
Essentially, IT must do more with less. More troubleshooting, more remediation, more everything. How can they scale given that network complexity has increased.
The difference in Aruba enterprise network switches
A smarter, faster way to build and manage networks starts with these 3 things.
- A single OS for simplicity
- Deliver a consistent operator experience, simplify network design, and unify management by giving IT the flexibility they need to deploy the same hardware and software, from edge access to data centre.
- Automation to improve efficiency
- Leverage the agility of cloud-native software, promote programmability, reduce manual tasks, and enjoy error-free configurations. Enable always-on networks — even during upgrades.
- Faster troubleshooting
- Get real-time, network-wide visibility with Aruba Network Analytics Engine (NAE) so you can troubleshoot and resolve issues before users and business are impacted.
Aruba's switching solutions
Aruba’s entire portfolio is designed to meet the challenges of the mobile-cloud and IoT era where visibility, automation, and security have become table stakes for survival. Aruba’s modern, programmable switches easily integrate with our industry-leading network management solutions, either cloud-based Aruba Central or on-prem with Aruba AirWave. These switches come with built-in security features designed for mobile and IoT and integrate with Aruba ClearPass for advanced policy management.
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