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Introducing Aruba ESP, the industry’s first cloud-native platform built for the intelligent edge

Introducing Aruba ESP, the industry’s first cloud-native platform built for the intelligent edge

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Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has introduced Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform), the industry’s first AI-powered, cloud-native platform that predicts and resolves problems at the network edge before they happen. Built on AIOps, Zero Trust network security and a Unified Infrastructure for campus, data centre, branch and remote worker locations, Aruba ESP delivers an automated, all-in-one platform that continuously analyses data across domains, ensures SLAs, identifies anomalies and self-optimises, while seeing and securing unknown devices on the network. Aruba ESP is designed to deliver a cloud experience at the edge and can be consumed either as a service in the cloud or on-premises, as a managed service delivered through Aruba partners or via Network-as-a-Service through HPE GreenLake. Tailored for varying economic requirements, customers may also procure it with flexible financing options via HPE Financial Services.

The technology market undergoes a major transition about once every decade. The last two decades were centred on delivering ubiquitous mobility followed by the move to cloud-based applications. We are now entering an era of data analytics driven by IoT, AI and automation, supported by compute and modern networking to power a new breed of applications and workloads that work in concert with the cloud but that operate at the edge. As a result, enterprises are generating massive amounts of unstructured data at the edge which, if analysed and acted upon properly, can be used to improve efficiencies, enhance experiences and enable new business outcomes. The key to turning these real time insights into meaningful actions is to analyse and process this data at the point of origin – the edge – where people, devices and things connect to the digital world. This ability to generate actionable insights based on data is especially pertinent today during this unprecedented time in history where businesses, employees and, subsequently, the corporate network must adapt to rapidly evolving business and workplace needs.

Utilising unstructured data at the edge requires a network that leverages AI via network telemetry to process that data at a rate and volume beyond what’s possible at human scale. It also requires an infrastructure with an AI-powered ‘sixth sense’ that proactively identifies impending issues, recommends an accurate resolution and leverages automation to turn that into logical actions, all without manual intervention. Through continued analysis of network, user and device insights, Aruba ESP turns information into knowledge, helping organisations accelerate transformation and maintain business continuity via a single, cloud-native platform that can reside either on-premises or in the cloud and secures and unifies the infrastructure across the enterprise.

“The intelligent edge is the catalyst that will spark limitless possibilities for organisations and enterprises that want to accelerate transformation and ensure Business Continuity by leveraging their technology investments as their greatest asset,” said Keerti Melkote, President of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Built upon Aruba’s guiding principles of connect, protect, analyse and act, Aruba ESP is the culmination of years of innovation, R&D, Aruba ingenuity and, most importantly, input from our valued customers whose honest feedback and insightful perspective has helped to make this platform a network that knows.”

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