2. Aruba Unveils Core Switch While Gaining Market Momentum
Aruba brought its cloud-first software into the heart of corporate networks in 2017 with its first-ever core switch, the Aruba 8400 Core Switches Series, powered by a new operating system. Dubbed the Cisco "Catalyst Killer," the campus switches were purpose-built for the changing traffic patterns created by mobile and cloud business applications, extending Aruba's intelligence from the edge to the core.
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, also gained market share this year in various networking segments. For the first time ever, IT research firm Gartner ranked HPE-Aruba's wired and wireless LAN critical capabilities technology ahead of all competitors in 2017.