Better together: Introduction to Aruba data center switching

With Aruba network switches for enterprise, discover a switching portfolio purpose-built for cloud, mobile, and IoT that can help you create a modern network that connect, protects, and simplifies. So you can cut the complexity of IT, reduce time spent troubleshooting, and create a high-performance foundation for new technologies and future business needs.

For a smarter, faster way to build and manage networks, Aruba network switches for enterprise provide:

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Operational power

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Always on reliability

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End to end security

Aruba’s CX switching portfolio

Aruba’s CX switching portfolio is purpose-built to meet the competing demands networks face from cloud services, IoT, and business critical mobility, satisfying the most demanding use cases from the access layer to the core, and to the data center.

A single OS for simplicity
A single OS for simplicity

A consistent operator experience, simplified network design, and unified management from edge access to data center.

Unified management

Cloud-based and on-premises management with intuitive workflows and unified views of devices and clients for powerful network visibility, analytics, and control.

Intelligent automation

Smoothly, safely, and quickly coordinate provisioning and changes using smart automation to validate and deploy error-free configurations and reduce manual tasks.

Faster troubleshooting

Real-time, network-wide visibility via distributed, embedded analytics to help prevent, detect, and fix issues before operations and users are impacted.

Always-on performance

Cutting-edge hardware and powerful AOS-CX operating system deliver high availability during live upgrades for the best user experience possible.

Dynamic Segmentation

Unified role-based access and policy enforcement across wired, wireless, and WAN networks of all sizes.

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The Aruba CX 10000 with AMD Pensando

The next evolution of switching architecture, the Aruba CX 10000 with AMD Pensando is the industry’s first distributed services switch, offering 10x performance and 100x the scale at a third of the cost of existing products.

The Aruba CX 10000 delivers a flexible and innovative approach to address the security performance, agility, and scalability demands of both traditional enterprise data centers and emerging distributed, edge and co-located “Centers of Data”.

Customer Benefits:
  1. Improves security posture and limits appliance sprawl.
  2. Extends Zero Trust Segmentation deeper into the data center for any type of host.
  3. Delivers isolation and multi-tenancy for virtualized, bare‑metal, or containerized workloads.
  4. Optimises network traffic flows, bandwidth, and performance.
  5. Overcomes centralised networking service layer chokepoints, reducing downtime.
  6. Simplifies operations via unified network and security automation and management.
  7. Addresses deployments where security agents can’t be deployed into servers.
  8. Accelerates infrastructure service provisioning.
  9. Significantly lower capex/opex expenditure on security and services.


Key features:
  • High performance T3 switching ASIC, 3.2Tbps, 32MB shared buffer.
  • High availability with industry leading VSX redundancy, and redundant power and fans.
  • Aruba AOS-CX automation, programmability using built-in REST APIs and Python scripts.
  • Advanced Layer 2/3 feature set includes BGP, OSPF, VRF-Lite, and IPv6.
  • Dynamic VXLAN with BGP-EVPN for deep segmentation in data center.
  • Dual Pensando Data Processing Units (DPU) integrated into the Aruba CX 10000.


Protect with Aruba ESP Zero Trust Security

Aruba ESP and Zero Trust Security improves network security by applying a much more rigorous set of practices and controls to previously trusted network resources.

DC use cases with Aruba CX 10000 and CX 8325

Find out how the Aruba CX 10000 and CX 8325 have helped businesses across a variety of industries relieve the pressure on hardware-based security appliances with a compelling architectural alternative that distributes these advanced services to the data center edge. From a campus core network to a server data room, get all the details in our use cases brochure.

Aruba DCN vPlaybook

In our vPlaybook, get the sales insight and messaging you need to convert strategic brand positioning into actual words, questions, conversation paths, and visuals that can help you create and win more business. Download the vPlaybook today to find out what to know, what to say, what to do, and what to show to turn conversations into conversions.

At a glance – Security challenges in the data center

In this quick guide to the HPE Aruba Networking CX 10000 Series Switch: • Get an introduction to data switching. • Find out the problem with data center security firewalls. • Discover how the Aruba CX 10000 can solve security challenges in the data center. Get all this and more - at a glance.

Tea and Tech Podcast: Aruba AMD Pensando DC switching

Richard Grainger, HPE Aruba and Toby Makepeace, AMD Pensando, joined the TD Synnex “Tea and Tech Podcast” to discuss the Aruba and AMD Pensando partnership which launched the game changing switching architecture, Aruba CX 10000.

Aruba Data Center Networking with AOS-CX, AFC and PSM

Watch this video series from Airheads Broadcasting which covers how to setup and configure data center networking with AOS-CX switches, including the CX 10000 Distributed Services Switch, Aruba Fabric Composer and AMD Pensando Services Manager.

Pensando Systems and the Fourth Generation of Data Center Fabrics with Scott Stevens

Scott Steven, the Field CTO for AMD Pensando introduces the 4th generation of DC architecture, following the model that the cloud hyperscale's are following of deploying services into the network fabric. By making the networks stateful, we can remove the need for complicated network designs, and the deployment of large costly Firewall solutions (which a lot of organisations cannot afford). Learn about the options available to you today.

Streamline PCI Compliance with the Aruba CX 10000 Distributed Services Switch

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To find out more about Aruba’s Data Center switching and the Aruba CX 10000, contact your TD SYNNEX representative today.