Aruba

Gain agile, flexible and cost-effective global network connectivity

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Your wide area network (WAN) is the backbone of your organisation. It must align with the evolving needs of your enterprise and be agile and stable as well, to avoid overloading your IT team and escalating network-related costs.

Furthermore, today’s global collaborative relationships with colleagues, partners and customers demand a new kind of corporate network, one that encompasses the extended enterprise.

The case for SD-WAN

The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the newest capability in the WAN sphere. It applies software-defined networking concepts to WAN connections, bringing benefits such as:

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Reduced costs

SD-WAN can connect your branches and data centres and optimise network performance for a lower cost than with other architectures, such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). As it’s software-based, deployment of the SD-WAN onto your current infrastructure is quick & easy.

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Accelerated adoption of cloud computing

IT teams responsible for branch-office productivity are driving the take-up of cloud services and they find that cloud services work better with SD-WAN, rather than with a closed network such as MPLS.

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Support for corporate agility and collaboration

While MPLS networks have traditionally worked well in connecting specific point-to-point locations, users in today’s offices and those working remotely need to have integrated access to the cloud as well as to on-premise applications.

SD-WAN Benefits

SD-WAN BenefitsBusiness Impact
Improved application performance and availabilityGreater business productivity, customer satisfaction and profitability
Increased agility and responsivenessQuicker time to market
Enhanced WAN securityReduced risk, brand image protection
Streamlined WAN architectureEfficient IT resource deployment and IT responsiveness
Enhanced Operational efficienciesReduced WAN costs

Enrich your business with fast connectivity, and a fully managed cloud-based network

Aruba (previously known as Silver Peak) is a global SD-WAN leader that offers networking software. This enables businesses to establish a modern WAN that facilitates maximum value from cloud and digital transformation investments. The Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform provides a self-driving wide-area network™ that learns and adapts to the unique needs of the business, providing enterprise users and IT organisations with a high-quality experience.

The EdgeConnect platform has the power to unify SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimisation and application visibility and control within a centrally managed platform – it achieves this by replacing routers. Enterprises around the globe have deployed aruba WAN solutions across 100+ countries.

WAN transformation starts with an advanced SD-WAN platform

An innovative SD-WAN edge helps enterprises to achieve the highest return possible from cloud investments by delivering improved economics, control, reliability, and performance.

Match network resources with the dynamic needs of the business.

Deliver consistent application performance under any network conditions.

Benefit from a flexible, self-learning platform that adjusts to changing conditions automatically.

Use a centralised platform that unifies SD-WAN, security, routing, and WAN optimisation.

Aruba SD-WAN benefits

Business-Driven

Business-Driven

Business-focused for a more holistic approach than network-focused architecture

Highest Quality of Experience

Highest Quality of Experience

High-quality experience for end-users and IT

Ongoing Adaptation

Ongoing Adaptation

Uninterrupted adaptation to changes in the network

Unified Platform

Unified Platform

A unified platform that replaces routers, branch firewalls and discrete WAN Optimisation appliances

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The Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform allows key functions – application performance, security, and routing – to be dictated by top-down business policies, rather than bottom-up technology restrictions. Consequently, enterprises can guarantee that their business priorities are always reflected in the network’s delivery of applications to users.

The Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN architectural model harnesses virtual WAN overlays according to business requirements (business intent overlays) for all application classes. Having defined the overlays and their associated policies using Aruba Orchestrator, configurations are delivered to sites throughout the network. This ensures traffic handling is fully automated to optimally route – or guide — applications based on pre-configured parameters.

Aruba EdgeConnect has the power to learn about all network condition changes and automatically adapts traffic handling to maintain ongoing compliance to application quality of service and security application quality of service and security policies.

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By utilising technologies that have the power to continuously learn, adapt and automate how traffic is directed across the WAN, the Aruba EdgeConnect platform can provide a high-quality experience for end-users and IT. End-users benefit from consistent and available application performance, including cost-effective consumer broadband services.

Aruba helps IT to keep users satisfied and productive via key capabilities, including: adaptive local internet breakout, path conditioning and the optional Aruba Boost WAN optimisation performance pack. By centralising orchestration, Aruba can streamline the implementation of changes, restrict human errors, and enable faster troubleshooting.

Aruba EdgeConnect’s high application performance and availability, together with its automated network resiliency, reduce the load on IT and contributes to strategic digital transformation initiatives. Aruba’s fully insourced 24 x 7 x 365 “follow-the-sun” support model ensures customer networks perform at their optimal level. While a global network of spares depots provides rapid response if a hardware replacement is required. Aruba also offers complementary SD-WAN training and holds several industry recognised certifications.

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By embracing advancements in machine learning, Aruba empowers customers to establish an intelligent self-driving area network. By automating the real-time response, the Aruba EdgeConnect platform mitigates brownouts and blackouts, with continuous monitoring and analytics identifying changing conditions and actioning immediate adjustments.

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The Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform unifies SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimisation and application visibility and control via a centralised platform. It also supports rapid deployment using flexible hardware, software, and SD-WAN cloud delivery models through transparent APIs.

Aruba supports security and cloud partner ecosystems with industry leaders including: Check Point, Forcepoint, McAfee, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Zscaler; and cloud providers including: Azure, AWS, Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Numerous service providers deliver fully managed or co-managed SD-WAN service offerings that are powered by the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform.

Aruba SD-WAN benefits

Business-Driven

Business-Driven

Business-focused for a more holistic approach than network-focused architecture

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The Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform allows key functions – application performance, security, and routing – to be dictated by top-down business policies, rather than bottom-up technology restrictions. Consequently, enterprises can guarantee that their business priorities are always reflected in the network’s delivery of applications to users.

The Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN architectural model harnesses virtual WAN overlays according to business requirements (business intent overlays) for all application classes. Having defined the overlays and their associated policies using Aruba Orchestrator, configurations are delivered to sites throughout the network. This ensures traffic handling is fully automated to optimally route – or guide — applications based on pre-configured parameters.

Aruba EdgeConnect has the power to learn about all network condition changes and automatically adapts traffic handling to maintain ongoing compliance to application quality of service and security application quality of service and security policies.

Highest Quality of Experience

Highest Quality of Experience

High-quality experience for end-users and IT

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By utilising technologies that have the power to continuously learn, adapt and automate how traffic is directed across the WAN, the Aruba EdgeConnect platform can provide a high-quality experience for end-users and IT. End-users benefit from consistent and available application performance, including cost-effective consumer broadband services.

Aruba helps IT to keep users satisfied and productive via key capabilities, including: adaptive local internet breakout, path conditioning and the optional Aruba Boost WAN optimisation performance pack. By centralising orchestration, Aruba can streamline the implementation of changes, restrict human errors, and enable faster troubleshooting.

Aruba EdgeConnect’s high application performance and availability, together with its automated network resiliency, reduce the load on IT and contributes to strategic digital transformation initiatives. Aruba’s fully insourced 24 x 7 x 365 “follow-the-sun” support model ensures customer networks perform at their optimal level. While a global network of spares depots provides rapid response if a hardware replacement is required. Aruba also offers complementary SD-WAN training and holds several industry recognised certifications.

Ongoing Adaptation

Ongoing Adaptation

Uninterrupted adaptation to changes in the network

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By embracing advancements in machine learning, Aruba empowers customers to establish an intelligent self-driving area network. By automating the real-time response, the Aruba EdgeConnect platform mitigates brownouts and blackouts, with continuous monitoring and analytics identifying changing conditions and actioning immediate adjustments.

Unified Platform

Unified Platform

A unified platform that replaces routers, branch firewalls and discrete WAN Optimisation appliances

×

The Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform unifies SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimisation and application visibility and control via a centralised platform. It also supports rapid deployment using flexible hardware, software, and SD-WAN cloud delivery models through transparent APIs.

Aruba supports security and cloud partner ecosystems with industry leaders including: Check Point, Forcepoint, McAfee, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Zscaler; and cloud providers including: Azure, AWS, Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Numerous service providers deliver fully managed or co-managed SD-WAN service offerings that are powered by the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform.