David Varnum takes a holistic view of the new Aruba 8400 switch and how it will fit into the enterprise networking strategy of an organization going forward. He covers the programmability, hardware design, and analytics features of the device and how administrators can utilize them for their needs.
Kevin Myers takes a look at the Aruba 8400 switch and the briefing from Networking Field Day Exclusive with Aruba. He highlights many of the features of the switch, from both a hardware and software perspective, that help the platform function from a carrier-grade perspective. A switch that is built to last and extend into any role that you might need it to fill.
When I first saw the Aruba 8400 I was awestruck, surprised, actually legitimately excited! I know, I know it’s just a bunch of ports inside of a chassis, but that’s not all it was though. The 8400 brought something to the party which has been forlorn and forgotten in the systemic world of Network Engineering and Administration, and that is they realized the end-users of this product WERE Network Engineers and Administrators. But wait, what do I mean by that?