Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company is the leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. We are redefining the intelligent edge with mobility and IoT solutions for organizations of all sizes globally. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve GenMobile mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives – and to harness the power of insights to transform business processes. With infrastructure services offered as software from the public or private cloud, Aruba enables secure connectivity for mobile and IoT under one roof. Aruba allows IT professionals to build networks that keep up with these changes by migrating away from expensive-to-operate and proprietary infrastructures, which were originally designed for fixed network connections within the physical connections of the corporate headquarters.
Mobile, IoT, and cloud are disrupting traditional businesses and declaring new winners. We are building smarter networks that are insightful and predictable to accelerate the transition. Infrastructure services are offered as software from the public or private cloud.
We are in the midst of a massive transition away from networking technologies that were designed for the 20th century when mobile, IoT and cloud did not exist. The surge in mobile and IoT means that the wired and wireless network must deliver more than just connectivity—the network is expected to provide actionable insights about the use of mobile and IoT to justify future investments, so that businesses can adopt new technologies and serve the needs of GenMobile while keeping the network secure and without breaking the budget. Aruba Mobile First Networks are optimized for today’s enterprise and SMB environments where mobile and IoT are pervasive.
Aruba Mobile First Platform is the software layer between the Aruba network infrastructure and is designed to share rich, contextual insights with third party business, IT and end user facing applications.
The most important part of the Mobile First Platform is ArubaOS 8.0. It is designed to primarily support enterprise wireless connectivity with hitless failover, in-service upgrades, and more. It can be deployed as a virtual machine (VM) on a server appliance to manage controller-based wireless LANs, significantly easing the consumption model. ArubaOS 8.0 is developer-ready and can share contextual information about mobile and IoT devices via its northbound API.
With Aruba AirWave, you can centrally manage controller-based and controllerless wireless networks and generations of wired networks from just about any vendor. With granular visibility on mobile device and app health, AirWave lets IT operations focus on proactively optimizing performance and heading off problems before they occur.
Policy management for mobile and IoT are delivered via Aruba ClearPass across any wired or wireless multi-vendor network. ClearPass replaces outdated legacy AAA with context-aware policies. It easily integrates with cloud-based IT applications and security services and shares contextual policy information, thanks to the new ClearPass Extensions.
We are changing the old rules of networking with developer and partner ready solutions that are easy to consume by the line-of-business. We connect the dots between business and IT priorities with a world-class partner ecosystem.
Aruba Central manages, monitors and secures wired, Wi-Fi and wide area networks from the public cloud. Thanks to its multi-tenant operation, it enables Aruba resellers and end users to support multiple disparate networks from a single location. With the introduction of app visibility reporting, predictive monitoring, and Wi-Fi analytics capabilities, it offers increased flexibility in adopting the Aruba Mobile First Networks infrastructure within the distributed enterprise.
Aruba Meridian enables location-based services powered by Aruba Beacons. With wayfinding built into your Meridian-powered mobile app and Aruba Beacon hardware, you can guide guests with real-time, indoor navigation to nearby amenities, products or points of interest. Location sharing among the users of a mobile app can now also be powered by Meridian — improving GenMobile’s experience at a public venue or at work.
With Meridian, business leaders can get access to beacon powered presence analytics and success rate of pre-defined goals. The new Meridian Goals brings a greater level of insights about user engagement, going beyond simple monitoring of beacon analytics for dwell times at a specific location. Better insights for developers means increased usability for mobile users and more impactful engagement campaigns.
When Aruba Beacons are used with Aruba Meridian apps, they enable public-facing enterprises to infuse their mobile apps with innovative, location-based services that create a more personalized customer experience. The Aruba Sensor, a small, dual-band 802.11n client radio and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio, makes it easy for IT to turn a mobile engagement proof-of-concept into a multi-location deployment by pulling beacon data into one centralized location.
We don’t develop technology for technology’s sake. With the largest community of mobility engineers on the planet as our fierce advocates, we are always thinking about how to solve their toughest business and IT challenges.
Aruba 802.11ac wireless access points deliver superb Wi-Fi performance – they can be deployed as controller-managed or controllerless Aruba Instant APs depending on the design, scope and scale of your wireless network. And our newest Wave 2 APs deliver fast 11ac speeds with a HPE Smart Rate multi-gig uplink to boost network performance in high-density environments.
Aruba remote access points extend the same corporate user experience to small branch and remote sites with a solution that’s easy to deploy and manage. They come preconfigured, so employees simply plug in to any existing Internet connection and they’re ready to go.
Aruba Mobility Controllers offer centralized network engineering, IP services, security and policy controls, and app-aware platforms. In addition to network control, they can be deployed as branch gateways, VPN concentrators, WIPS/WIDS and spectrum monitors, and stateful network firewalls with integrated content filtering.
Aruba 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 HPE FlexNetwork portfolio for core, aggregation, and routing enables IT to deliver the maximum performance and value to organizations across all verticals.