Aruba Exec On Winning Against Cisco With New Core Switch And Giving Partners A $4B 'Hunting' License


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Was there a big focus on network operators when building this switch series?

Yes, we wanted to focus on the daily life of the network operator – my buyer. What it means to live with it.

Software-defined networking tried to kind of redo how switches and routers were built. That wasn’t our focus with ArubaOS-CX and with the 8400. … We said, 'Look, we're going to take a couple decades of knowing how to build switches and routers and build a really good switch, but we're going to make it programmable because we want to really focus not on the next networking protocol, we wanted to focus on the network operator.'




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