Aruba has introduced switching and software innovations with the Aruba CX Switching Portfolio now including the Aruba CX 6300 Series fixed configuration and CX 6400 Series modular access, aggregation and core switches, while delivering advancements in the AOS-CX operating system.
Aruba is the first company to offer a single switching platform that runs on a modern network operating system – AOS-CX – from the enterprise edge to the core to the data centre. This cloud-native platform is further optimised by Aruba’s Network Analytics Engine (NAE), which uses embedded analytics and automation to simplify management, accelerate troubleshooting of application performance issues and remediate common network problems.
The new platforms in the Aruba CX Switching Portfolio incorporate the key elements of a modern networking infrastructure and include:
- Aruba CX 6300 and CX 6400 Series switches featuring Aruba’s 7th Generation ASIC architecture: The Aruba CX 6300 Series is a family of stackable switches that offers flexible growth via a 10-member virtual switching framework (VSF) and provides built-in 10/25/50 gigabit uplinks to meet the bandwidth needs of today and the future. The Aruba CX 6400 Series modular switches offer both a 5-slot chassis and a 10-slot chassis with a non-blocking fabric that scales from Gigabit POE access to 100G core.
- AOS-CX 10.4: The new version of AOS-CX introduces access features to the OS while extending CX differentiators to the access layer of the network. These include Aruba Dynamic Segmentation, Ethernet VPN (EVPN) over VxLAN for simplified and secure connectivity from enterprises to data centers, and Virtual Switching Extension (VSX) live upgrades for no downtime during maintenance cycles.
- Aruba NetEdit 2.0 with Network Analytics Engine (NAE): The enhanced version of Aruba’s NetEdit software integrates with Aruba’s NAE, enabling centralized visualisation of network health leveraging NAE distributed analytics across every switch in the network to reduce troubleshooting cycles from days to minutes.