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!
Aruba is making a big push with their new 8400 series data center switch. It’s a marvel of modern engineering with impressive hardware and software built to help modern enterprises succeed. Brandon Carroll takes a look at what makes the 8400 special and how it will help network professionals build on a platform for the future.
Mobility Field Day 2017 events will be held July 25th-26th in Silicon Valley. Additionally, a Tech Field Day Extra Event at Cisco Live on June 26th-28th will touch on mobility centric topics.
Richard McIntosh writing for Gestalt IT comments: The most difficult part of any network engineer’s job is securing the unknown devices users will connect. How many times has a facilities manager gone through an RFP process to enhance controls of their HVAC and power control systems, award a vendor a contract, complete their work, and connect […]
This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Aruba Mobile First” Last month I was invited to attend Mobility Field Day Live (#MFDLive) featuring one of my favorites in the wireless space – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. During the event made some pretty big announcements and showed off a plethora of new […]
This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Aruba Mobile First” The most difficult part of any network engineer’s job is securing the unknown devices users will connect. How many times has a facilities manager gone through an RFP process to enhance controls of their HVAC and power control systems, award a vendor a contract, complete […]
This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Aruba Mobile First” Earlier this month I was honored to attend the announcement of the Aruba Mobile First Platform as a Mobility Field Day delegate. The event as a whole consisted of product enhancement announcements that were tightly integrated and focused squarely on how Aruba’s mobility […]