Aruba, World’s leading enterprise networking products provider, and a business arm of HP Enterprise, has introduced NetInsight, an artificial intelligence (AI) based analytics and assurance solution for optimizing network performance.
Additionally, Aruba has added a new category of smart digital workplace partners to the ArubaEdge Technology Partner Program including corporate real estate (CRE) leaders, connected furniture companies, and technology vendors, to deliver next-generation workplace experiences that securely support IoT, building automation, and personalized, location-based services for guests and employees.
Today, IT organizations are challenged with managing highly dynamic, unpredictable environments with tools that were designed to manage infrastructure, and not to enhance the user experience. IT professionals require modern tools that proactively stay ahead of performance issues, deliver insights into possible causes, and recommend configuration changes that optimize the network before impacting users or the business.
To address this challenge, Aruba has expanded the analytics and assurance capabilities of its Mobile First Architecture with its new NetInsight solution. NetInsight uses machine learning to continuously monitor the network, deliver insights in the event of anomalies, and then recommends how best to optimize the network for today’s mobile-first employees and workplace-critical IoT devices, based on data that is specific to user connectivity and RF performance attributes.
“Today’s digital campuses and hospitals are increasingly dependent on complex applications, smart devices and mobile users who expect to have connectivity everywhere.” said David Morton, Director, Networks and Telecommunications at the University of Washington. “Using Aruba NetInsight, we have access to network data with flow visualizations and actionable analytics that help us make critical decisions about where expanded and new coverage is needed – such as outdoor Wi-Fi for new construction. We can also validate the before and after impacts of network change so that we can proactively deliver the best possible user experience.”
Also, leveraging its mobile first architecture, Aruba has expanded its ArubaEdge Technology Partner Program with a new category of partners that include commercial real estate (CRE), connected furniture and new technology companies. Together with Aruba, this new set of partners will create modern workplaces that uniquely pair end user mobility, secure connectivity, and location with the sensory context of enterprise IoT. These experiences range from personalized workspace ergonomics and lighting, to mobile UC and fully automated conference rooms, to preventive equipment maintenance and automated energy conservation, on a single infrastructure.
At the same time, Aruba Networks gets very encouraging responses from its customers who have deployed its latest solutions. “Consumers have come to expect seamless experiences in everything that they do, and that includes the workplace,” said Sandeep Davé, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Global Workplace Solutions at CBRE. “Our clients, as they seek to attract and retain their best and brightest, are finding it important to deliver an enhanced workplace experience. They are turning to CBRE to deliver experiential services and a digital workplace, which we do via CBRE 360, an experience services offering enabled by leading technology”, added Davé.
“NetInsight is filling an engineering void in our team by automatically assessing the current and historic performance of the campus wireless network, making suggestions for improvements, and measuring those improvements in an easily digestible way”, said Bob Corbin, Senior Director of Infrastructure, The Ohio State University.