Aruba Delivers Cloud-Based Networking Solutions and Strengthens Partnership with Amazon Web Services at Atmosphere 2019 Asia Pacific

September 24, 2019 - 08:17
Aruba Delivers Cloud-Based Networking Solutions and Strengthens Partnership with Amazon Web Services at Atmosphere 2019 Asia Pacific

Aruba welcomes more than 1,500 industry partners, experts and customers at Atmosphere 2019 APAC Conference


HONG KONG,CHINA - Media OutReach - 24September 2019 - Today, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, brought the AsiaPacific (APAC) leg of its signature event--Atmosphere 2019--to Sydney, Australia, for the first time. The event showcases Aruba'snewest series of networking solutions as well as partnerships designed forbusinesses to proactively optimize network management. A major theme will bethe importance of analytics enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI).


"With every year that passes, it is apparentthat cloud-based solutions are becoming increasingly popular.  Companies see that it is essential tooptimize their networks with the latest technology to truly compete and remainrelevant in the long-term," says Kenneth Ma, director and general manager ofHong Kong and Macau at Aruba, a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company."Aruba's flexibility, scalability and rapid deployment is an attractive andreliable option. Hailed for our top-quality cloud networking capabilities, wehave a formidable presence in the market by helping businesses accelerate theirnetworking operations and gain a competitive edge."


"Aruba's aim is to help our customerscapitalize on user experiences that are dynamic and personalized," said SteveWood, vice president of Asia Pacific & Japan at Aruba, a Hewlett PackardEnterprise Company. "With Aruba Central, which was designed from the groundup to deliver secure connectivity and reliability, we have integrated AI-based insightsand assurance to help customers simplify, secure, and accelerate theirnetworking operations to gain the competitive edge for increasinglysophisticated cloud workloads."


An optimized cloud-basedplatform to simplify hybrid-cloud and branch management


Siloed network management solutions arecreating complexity and increasing time to remediation. Aruba made significantenhancements to Aruba Central to accelerate IT operations and allow ITprofessionals time to focus on innovation. The software-defined branch(SD-Branch) and SD-WAN, optimized with AI-based insights and assurance, haveresulted in the following benefits:


1.      Time-savings in resolvinginfrastructure problems before they impact the organization. With the integration of Aruba's Analytics and Assurance capabilitiesinto the Aruba Central unified cloud-based platform, IT professionals canquickly remediate intermittent network issues while also proactivelyidentifying how to optimize customers' infrastructures to ensure world-classexperiences.


2.      Reduce operational costand address hybrid cloud connectivity for distributed enterprises. Enhanced with improved branch management and orchestrationcapabilities, and managed via Aruba Central, SD-Branch and SD-WAN can nowcentrally monitor and control business-intent policies to reduce the need forskilled support and maintenance professionals on site, which improvesoperational agility.


3.      Easy-to-deploy, flexibleand secure overlay topologies in a large-scale edge infrastructure.

a.     SD-WAN Orchestrator Now available in Aruba Central to enable troublefree gatewayprovisioning at scale, this cloud-native, multi-tenant control plane aids inadministrative cost savings and simplifies management of wide area networks.

b.      Software as a service(SaaS) Express prioritization feature not only enhancesthe performance of SaaS applications but also provides visibility about theend-user experience for business-critical applications, such as MicrosoftOffice 365, Skype, Salesforce and many more.

c.      Aruba Virtual Gateways, now available for both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services(AWS), cost-effectively extends network and security policies to workloadsrunning in the cloud.


4.      Automate unique policyenforcement. Aruba ClearPass DeviceInsight provides Internet of Things (IoT) visibility and security byemploying automated device discovery and machine learning-based fingerprintingand identification. When used in conjunction with Aruba ClearPass PolicyManager and Aruba's dynamicsegmentation security capabilities, networking and securityteams reduce risk by eliminating device blind spots on the network.


Leveraging Aruba's cloud-basedsolutions, leading aged care provider Catholic Healthcare recently rolled outAruba Central, hosted on AWS, across its 46 locations in Australia.


"We reached apoint where we didn't have the manpower within our IT team to sustain ourprevious network management platform, which had become increasingly timeconsuming," said Moet Sela, Infrastructure Manager, Catholic Healthcare. "Moving to Aruba Central has provided us with a centralized network locationwhere we can monitor, update and enhance the network, all from a single pane ofglass."


The deploymentof Aruba Central significantly improved efficiencies for the IT team atCatholic Healthcare, allowing them to get back to their core mission ofproviding high quality service to residents. As well as simplifying traditionalmanagement tasks for IT teams, Aruba Central provides proactive monitoring andanalytics in all phases of the connection process. This connectivity healthfeature collects and measures key performance indicators to isolate the rootcause and impact of connection failures.


"Aruba'swireless network and cloud management solution can dramatically improve ourresidents' quality of life and care. Aruba Central's robust management solutionfuture proofs our wireless network, supporting the continued growth of thedigital care industry, which will require secure and reliable connectivity,"Sela added.  "Our end game is to make sure our resident's lead a happy andhealthy retirement; Aruba Central helps to place us above our competitors andultimately enables us to be a better facility for our residents."


BridgeClimb, the #1 experience inAustralia equipping international and local visitors alike with the ability toscale the summit of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, is set to experience thebenefits of Aruba Central, hosted on AWS, as part of its digital transformationproject. 


"We needed a robust yet secure networkthat could provide our IT team with better visibility of our network to deliverour guests with an even more memorable experience," said Parth Gandhi Head ofIT, BridgeClimb.


"Aruba Central appealed to us as itprovided a single pane of glass for us to manage, monitor and troubleshoot ournetwork infrastructure. The centralised monitoring as well as the advancedanalytics and assurance gives us confidence that our network will support ourbusiness now and well into the future."


Aruba deepens strategic relationship with AWS


As workloads become more complex and theworkforce gets more de-centralized, businesses must adopt a modern andsophisticated cloud strategy that drives innovative business solutions andcompetitive differentiation. Aruba's partnerships are driven by the goal ofempowering its customers and partners to adapt, evolve, and navigate today'sdynamic economic environment as they digitally transform their businesses.Through Aruba Central, a single pane of glass interface lessen siloed networkoperations by presenting all device information, AI-based insights, user-centricstatistics, and IoT device profiles in one place, allowing organizations toquickly obtain the information needed on-demand, making the truly connectedbranch office a reality for enterprises.


Aruba and AWS have deepened their strategic relationshipto provide customers with a more cloud-based SD-branch service. From providinga virtual gateway for SD-Branch customers that allows their branch users to moresecurely and efficiently access corporate services hosted in their AmazonVirtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and now extending that support to AWSTransit Gateway. This collaboration aims at simplifying connectivity forSD-Branch users who have services running across multiple Amazon VPCs. Byleveraging AWS Transit Gateway, Aruba SD-Branch users need only create onevirtual gateway connection, and from there, through connectivity to their AWSTransit Gateway, they can connect to up to 5000 of their Amazon VPCs in thatregion.


"As enterprises accelerate their cloudadoption, they continue to look for simplified branch networking services andorchestration," said Joshua Hofmann, Director, Partner Ecosystem, Amazon WebServices, Inc. "Our collaboration with Aruba will allow organizations toincrease efficiency, speed, and strengthen security while devoting more oftheir resources to delivering value to their end-customers."


The annual event brings together networkingprofessionals and mobility experts to experience Aruba's latest products andsolutions, and features insightful keynote sessions from major industry expertswho are driving the next wave of networking innovation.

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About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

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