Aruba Networks

Aruba 8400 Switch Series

A breakthrough campus core switch that extends intelligence from the edge to the core.

The past several decades in networking have been defined by static, closed networking solutions designed for the clientserver era. Aruba is introducing the Aruba 8400 campus core and aggregation switch, a game-changing solution offering a flexible and innovative approach to dealing with the new application, security and scalability demands of the mobilecloud and IoT era.

The 8400 provides industry-leading line rate 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE port density, very low latency, and scalability for support of full Internet routes. Together with the compact 1U Aruba 8320 Switch, the 8400 rounds out Aruba’s Mobile First switching portfolio with an enterprise core and aggregation solution that ensures higher performance and higher uptime.

Aruba 8400

The 8400 is based on the new ArubaOS-CX, a modern software system for the enterprise core that automates and simplifies many critical and complex network tasks, delivers enhanced fault tolerance and facilitates zero-service disruption during planned or unplanned control-plane events. The key innovations in ArubaOS-CX are its micro-services style modular architecture, REST APIs, Python scripting capabilities and the Aruba Network Analytics Engine.

ArubaOS-CX is based on a modular architecture that allows individual process re-startability and upgrades. Its REST APIs and Python scripting enables fine-grained programmability of the switch functions and its unique Aruba Network Analytics Engine provides the ability to monitor and troubleshoot the network easily.

The Network Analytics Engine framework is made up of a time series database and associated REST APIs. The time series database may be used to store configuration and operational state. Customers can use ArubaOS-CX REST APIs, Python scripting capabilities and time series data to write software modules for trouble shooting problems. The time series data may also be used to analyze trends, identify anomalies and predict future capacity requirements.

Your dedicated Aruba Networks experts

Infradata is an award-winning Aruba Networks Gold Partner with advanced specialties, and the distinction of multiple certified engineers on staff. Our engineers are recognized by Aruba Networks as technical experts and advocates of Aruba Networks’ solutions. That means you can count on Infradata for the technical know-how and hands-on experience to accurately assess your business requirements, and design, implement, and manage a Aruba Networks-based solution to suit your needs.

Features

High performance 19.2 terabits per second switching (1.2Tbps/slot) capacity

Carrier-class high availability with redundant management, power and fabric

ArubaOS-CX enables automation and programmability using built-in REST APIs and Python scripts

Intelligent monitoring and visibility with Aruba Network Analytics Engine

Advanced Layer 2/3 feature set includes BGP, OSPF, VRF, and IPv6

Compact 8U chassis with high density, line rate 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE connectivity

Multi-chassis link aggregation

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