Branch offices need more than just a WAN. They need user policies, security for IoT, and more. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the new Software Defined Branch offering from Aruba and discusses how it can help organizations building on their WAN for the future.
Rich Stroffolino is flying solo this week on the Rundown! Talking HPE’s acquisition of Cape Networks, Foxconn buying Belkin, the state of the African tech startup scene, and announcements from NVIDIA GTC.
HPE announced they plan to acquire Cape Networks. They will be rolled into Aruba, and offer some interesting client-side monitoring tools. We take a look at what this means for the wireless space.
Did you wake up this morning to discover that Wi-Fi security is fundamentally broken? Before you toss your phone away, smash your router, and move to a cabin in the woods, it might be good to take stock of the actual issue.
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.
With all the expectations and hype that surround software-defined networkings, it’s easy to get a little jaded. But that misses the massive impact it’s had for enterprise networks. In this piece, Tom Hollingsworth rightly points out that this programmability is no longer a new feature that network engineers are excited about. Instead, it’s become a staple of the modern data center, one that increasingly organizations depend on.
John Herbert takes a look at the design behind the new Aruba 8400 switch and why little things like airflow and linecard layout can help solve manufacturing issues. He also discusses how the new generation of switches like the 8400 can bring increased performance to locations that may not have the support of a full datacenter environment.
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?
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– Monitoring Network Flows with Plixer
– The best of both worlds with Array Networks’ Flexible NFV
– A deep dive into Aruba’s new 8400 series switch
Plus Network Collective digs into networking history with Fred Baker!