Using Your Network as a Competitive Advantage

Our fast-paced and digital-first business environment means that companies need to scale their network’s capacity to support hybrid work, provide top-notch service, and enhance employee collaboration — all while managing costs.

Companies depend on technology to keep pace, but the volume of data, devices and demand for consistent connectivity can strain a company’s network. That’s why small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) are turning networking technology into a business advantage by:

  • Improving customer experience
  • Increasing employee productivity
  • Enhancing operations
  • Complying with new standards and regulations
  • Minimizing business risk

A recent survey from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, asked 1,100 U.S. SMB business and tech leaders to comment on the role they believe technology, and specifically their network, serves in helping them achieve their company’s objectives. The results sent a very clear message.

Ninety-eight percent of respondents report that technology is important or extremely important to reaching their company’s objectives.

More than nine in 10 business leaders and IT decision-makers say that upgrading their company network is extremely or very important to their IT objectives.

CPP Associates is proud of its longstanding partnership with Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, the global leader in wired, wireless, and SD-WAN solutions that use AI to automate and secure the network from edge-to-cloud.

Aruba has repeatedly been recognized by third party analysts (include Gartner and Frost & Sullivan) as a leader in Wi-Fi 6, switching, SD-Branch, and a visionary in data center networking. CPP solution architects have the experience to utilize Aruba networking solutions to provide a secure, AI-powered edge services platform that spans across campus, branch, data center, and remote working environments.

In addition to their industry leading access points and switches, Aruba offers comprehensive network management solutions that can ensure the quality and security of your network, while managing costs and providing measurable ROI.

Aruba EdgeConnect: A New WAN and Security Edge

The Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise SD-WAN edge platform was designed from the ground up as a single system. It unifies SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimization, application visibility and control in one centrally managed platform. This is in contrast to competitive offerings that merely integrate key branch wide area network functions through service chaining.

By adopting a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture and integrating Aruba ClearPass Policy Maker identity-based access control, Aruba EdgeConnect connects the enterprise from threats and delivers the highest application performance and user experience while keeping costs in check.

Learn more in the eBook: Edge to Cloud Security, a New WAN and Security Edge.

Aruba Networking as a Service (NaaS)

NaaS has emerged in recent years as a flexible consumption model for networking. Organizations are increasingly realizing how a NaaS provider can become a strategic partner for providing enterprise-grade cloud and edge network connectivity to their business.

Aruba offers its Edge Service Platform (ESP) on a consumption model basis through HPE GreenLake.

Learn more about the “State of the Market for NaaS” in this 2022 IDC InfoBrief.

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