The Aruba 8320 is a breakthrough in core/aggregation switch technology, offering never-before-seen flexibility in deployment within mixed wired/WiFi/UC/IoT environments while bringing up to 2.5Tbps in throughput. The 8320 hardware itself offers up to 32 40Gbps QSFP+ ports, with options for SFP/SFP+ as needed. This is enhanced by superior programmability and standards compliance, making the 8320 an excellent choice for future-proofing large- or global-scale networks.
At the heart of the 8320 is the ArubaOS-CX operating system, which can automate even many complicated tasks, while remaining flexible enough to adapt to the needs of each individual user. This is a full OS, with a modular architecture based in REST APIs and Python scripting. Individual processes can be started or restarted as needed, as on a server OS. ArubaOS-CX also integrates Aruba VSX, a virtualization platform which prevents bottlenecks and ensures downstream apps still have access to processor time.
ArubaOS-CX works alongside Aruba Network Analytics Engine, a smart system designed to instantly create benchmarks which admins can use to fine-tune control over their network. You can easily configure flags and alerts based on a wide variety of metrics, with the NAE continually providing up-to-date information about your network's average performance.
Despite the unprecedented level of control the 8320 gives you over your network, it consistently remains easy to manage. This is a high-powered piece of equipment designed to work with you, rather than against you, facilitating efforts to consolidate control over even vast networks.
Aruba is quickly changing how businesses look at future-focused networking. They're moving away from static closed network solutions, and embracing standards-based compatibility enhanced by superior programmability. The Aruba 8320 switch is designed to take your network into the 2020s and beyond.
Is Aruba the right choice for your growing network? Contact Hummingbird Networks for a full consultation.