The Aruba 2540 switch series is designed for highly-mobile digital workplaces, providing robust Layer 2 networking which is quick and easy for anyone to set up - even networking newcomers. With up to 176 Gbps in switching capacity, options for either 24- or 48-port models, and with or without PoE+ support, these are superior all-around switches with plenty of potential for use throughout a wide variety of roles. Plus, with Aruba's limited lifetime warranty, you'll be getting more for your money, and more opportunity to put your 2540 switches to good use.
Ease of use is a high priority for Aruba. While their switches do include CLI access, they are designed around Aruba's powerful Aruba Central cloud system. This gives you go-anywhere access to your network via cloud services, with the help of a robust GUI. The Aruba Central system supports zero-touch deployment with standardized user-defined security, as well as including LLDP support for easily identifying and setting up Unified Communications devices.
UC support is further solidified with robust QoS and smart bandwidth prioritization services. The 2540 series supports up to eight separate priority levels with their own queues, with Class of Service IP-based prioritization also supported. Even in periods of peak activity, large buffers keep congestion to a minimum.
From Aruba Central, you'll also have total oversight of your network, backed up by app-aware software. Full real-time dashboards as well as historical reporting data are available. It's never been easier to keep track of your network's usage.
Aruba places a high emphasis on security as well, with RADIUS/TACACS+ support, access control lists, role-based access policies, both port- and MAC-based filtering, and more. As with everything else on the 2540 switch, the centralized GUI makes it simple to keep your network safe.
Is a 2540 switch the right choice for your business network? Contact Hummingbird for a consultation.