Changing The Rules Of Networking

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company is changing the rules of networking with the introduction of switching and software innovations designed to address the unique needs of today’s modern enterprise campus, branch and data center.

This gives network operators one simple, end-to-end switching platform to dramatically improve business outcomes today and into the future. 

Aruba is the first company to offer a single switching platform that runs on a modern network operating system – AOS-CX – from the enterprise edge to the core to the data center. This unique, cloud-native platform is further optimised by Aruba’s powerful Network Analytics Engine (NAE), which utilises embedded analytics and automation to simplify management, accelerate troubleshooting of application performance issues and remediate common network problems.

“AI-powered automation must be at the heart of a modern, edge-to-cloud architecture and, in order to be truly useful, it requires an intelligent infrastructure as the foundation,” said Keerti Melkote, president and founder at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

“We believe that AI is the key to analysing data, providing actionable insights, and automation at scale to optimise network operators’ ability to quickly troubleshoot, remediate and proactively resolve some of IT’s most pressing challenges. Our vision for the future is a cloud-native architecture that delivers true business agility and new digital experiences, and today’s introduction is an important step in that direction.”

Today’s enterprises cannot remain competitive by relying on greater performance and increased bandwidth alone. The modern enterprise requires an advanced architecture that is self-validating and self-tuning through closed-loop automation to intelligently support mission-critical applications, circumvent new security attack vectors, and deliver the agility that today’s enterprises require.

Justin Chiah, Senior Director and General Manager, Aruba, Southeast Asia said, “With campus networks, branch, and data centers serving as the foundation powering the digital platforms today’s modern enterprises rely on, Aruba remains commitment towards innovations that help enterprises address fragmented operations, legacy networks, and visibility issues for seamless service connectivity in this edge-cloud era.”

“Built on cloud-native principles, Aruba’s AOS-CX features built-in automation and advanced analytics for real-time insights, for increased resilience and flexibility, enabling organisations to pick and choose the configuration that best suits their specific needs. It is an absolute game-changer for enterprises in Southeast Asia that truly wish to prioritise future-proofing their networks in an increasingly digital global landscape.”

According to Gartner, a “cloud-native infrastructure exhibits the following characteristics:  

  • Modularity – It provides abstractions for independent packaging of services (such as containers or serverless functions).
  • Programmability – It supports provisioning and management via declarative APIs and policies.
  • Elasticity – Resources can be scaled up and down dynamically in an automated and policy-driven manner using orchestrators.
  • Resiliency – Services are loosely coupled units that are independent and fault-tolerant.

Modern enterprises need an edge-to-cloud network running on a common platform to benefit from automation and increased operational efficiency, freeing up network operators to focus on business-critical activities.

 

 

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