Aruba Networks 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 Networks switches portfolio spans the access layer to the core and creates the foundation of the new digital workplace.
Aruba Networks switches integrate seamlessly with the wireless network as well as with Aruba’s industry-leading security and network management solutions. 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. 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. By 2020, there will 20 billion IoT devices connected to enterprise networks (Source: Gartner). 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.
Aruba Networks Switches Solution
The Aruba Networks switches 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 Networks modern, programmable switches easily integrate with Aruba Networks industry leading network management solutions. Either cloud-based Aruba Central or on-premise 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. The core has seen very little innovation in the past few decades and the disruptive storm of mobility and IoT is necessitating a change in status quo. The Aruba 8400 core and aggregation switch. This game-changing solution offers a flexible and innovative approach to dealing with the new application, security and scalability demands of the mobile-cloud and IoT era.
Aruba Networks Access Switches
Aruba Networks access switches provide an integrated wireless-wired foundation with scalability, security and high performance for campus networks. Programmable Aruba ProVision ASICs and ArubaOS-Switch software enable fast wireless aggregation. And simplicity with unified role-based access across wireless and wired networks. Using the ability to identify and assign roles to users and IoT devices to prioritize business critical applications while securing the network. Aruba Networks switches are also capable of leveraging user and port-based traffic tunneling to a Mobility Controller. So that policies can be applied, advanced services can be extended to users and IoT devices, and traffic can be encrypted to secure the network. The advanced Layer-2 and Layer-3 feature set includes OSPF, IPv6, IPv4 BGP, Tunnel Node, robust QoS and policy-based routing with no software licensing required.
Futureproof Your Wired Infrastructure
The surge in mobile and IoT devices means that your wired network needs to handle higher capacity wireless technologies. HPE Smart Rate built into the Aruba 3810 and 5400R switches allows you to boost data rates. While offering investment protection for those who want to futureproof their network infrastructure. The digital workplace puts crushing demands on campus networks. Wireless is driving performance boosts with 802.11ac Wave 2, but now the wired network needs to help alleviate the strain. HPE Smart Rate saves the day by providing speed and power while using existing cabling, saving time and money. More collaborative workplaces, a surge in mobile and IoT devices, the increased speed of doing business on mobile, and the #GenMobile workforce all lead to the million-dollar question. Is your IT infrastructure ready? See how Aruba’s mobile-first approach can get your network ready for the future.
Aruba Networks Switches