Aruba On The Record
Networking specialist Aruba Networks, a HPE company, has been busy bringing its partners and customers on a journey to the edge of the network.
The edge has been were all the action is happening -- especially after more than a year of employees outside of the enterprise campus, students learning from home, and even applications showing up in brand-new places, including hospital parking lots. Aruba and its partners have been helping businesses digitally transform their businesses with tech, and that includes security, SD-WAN, hybrid cloud, and AI, according to Aruba Founder and President Keerti Melkote. To that end, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based in 2020 introduced the Aruba Edge Services Platform (ESP), an intelligent architecture that is helping partners and end customers manage their increasingly complicated wired, wireless, SD-WAN and security infrastructures. Aruba also last year acquired SD-WAN leader Silver Peak for $925 million and has been working to bake SD-WAN more deeply into the Aruba portfolio, starting with Aruba ESP.
During a keynote at Aruba Atmosphere 2021, Aruba’s Melkote, Aruba parent company HPE CEO and President Antonio Neri, and Silver Peak Founder David Hughes talked about demand for Aruba ESP, the move toward consumption-based IT, or the as a service model, and how the Aruba/Silver Peak combination stacks up against the competition.
Here’s what the executives had to say.