Edge computing is a key focus for businesses at the moment, as the digital world becomes increasingly interconnected. “Edge” refers to the access point at which people and devices connect. The scope for network connectivity is vast and diverse in this cloud and IoT-influenced era, and organisations have the opportunity to leverage the capabilities for instant, super-fast networking and accessibility.
To harness the potential of edge computing you need a cloud-based solution that can meet the ambition and the demands of the modern IT landscape. HPE Aruba offers sophisticated networking solutions for businesses looking to implement cloud network management. In this blog, we look at the key benefits of HPE Aruba Cloud Networking Solutions.
1) Increased networking performance
When it comes to cloud computing, application performance within your network is key. To deal with the modern era of interconnected systems and people, led by cloud accessibility and communications, your users, devices and applications need a highly-intelligent, automated and integrated network to deliver the right level of performance and user experience.
Aruba Cloud Networking Solutions deliver this, thanks to increased application control, visibility and optimisation capabilities, accounting for high volumes of complex data and user access from a vast array of locations, devices and requirements.
2) Comprehensive visibility and ease of deployment
Aruba’s database-driven operating system is built to automate and simplify your IT operations, with network-wide visibility and automation. ArubaOS-CX offers enhanced, contextual visibility and analytics with full programmability, to enable network assurance.
Aruba’s Network Analytics Engine (NAE) automatically interrogates and analyses all events that can impact your network’s health, detecting anomalies and outages, and providing clear diagnostics for rapid issue resolution.
It’s vital to optimise your WAN infrastructure. Aruba’s software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution enhances WAN control and visibility. This is ideal for enterprises which want to implement a cloud-hosted environment. Aruba provides streamlined WAN routing that’s easy to deploy and manage, and you can integrate SD-WAN with existing management tools.
3) Enhanced network security
It’s important to strike the balance of embracing innovation and ensuring you implement robust and secure network access controls. With the increased access (and complexity of accessibility) on your network, security requirements are heightened.
You need comprehensive visibility and understanding of what’s on the network to fully secure both your wireless network and wired infrastructure, accounting for unmanaged smartphones, rogue endpoints and IoT devices. Aruba’s new ClearPass Universal Profiler identifies what’s on multi-vendor wired and wireless networks to offer the right visibility to efficiently manage security.
Improved WAN intelligence and security helps businesses to centralise policy definitions. With this extensive device visibility, you can automatically authenticate and enforce policies, with confidence in your network security, enabling you to can deliver consistent branch experiences.
Aruba’s switching solutions simplify your network needs with dynamic, policy-driven segmentation and AI-powered automation features.
4) Mobility and extensibility
As your networks continue to expand, it’s vital to have a flexible and scalable platform on which your business can grow and manage at pace. Aruba Central Platform is a cloud-based platform which offers unified management capabilities for all your WAN, wired and wireless networking needs.
It’s built for workforce mobility, as the modern user demands increased flexibility and integrated connectivity. The platform is easy to deploy, use and scale, and offers an extensive 24x7 support framework.
5) Analytics and network optimisation
The data collected by Aruba’s Network Analytics Engine (NAE) is used to monitor health across your network and provides IT teams with rich insights to optimise network performance.
NAE features built-in AI-intelligence and dynamic segmentation, which enables granular analytical decision-making across a range of criteria related to users, roles, devices and locations, etc. This gives businesses greater scope for optimisation and performance enhancement, to deliver a seamless user experience.
The analytical capabilities also provide the basis for ongoing security and policy updates.
Aruba’s AI-powered network analytics and assurance solutions offer predictive insights to detect potential issues and prevent issues before they happen.
Optimising wireless networks requires sophisticated analytics. Aruba’s machine learning technology takes a user-centric view on connectivity and app performance, to proactively identify mission-critical application and network service issues. This system uses the insights to drive continuous user experience improvement and future-proof your network security.
Cloud-based software has enabled organisations of all types and sizes to increase business agility and modernise their IT infrastructure with enhanced mobility and accessibility. Aruba Cloud Networking Solutions from HPE provide businesses with the tools to deliver the right edge connectivity experience for users. The solutions empower IT teams to improve network security, performance, user experience and innovation, through unified cloud management.
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