Aruba and Microsoft Solutions

Aruba and Microsoft SolutionsMicrosoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that enable digital transformation of the Intelligent Edge and cloud. Working together, Aruba and Microsoft develop solutions for business-critical issues through a technology partnership that spans nearly fifteen years.


New! Aruba Central on Microsoft Azure.

Aruba Central cloud management platform on Microsoft Azure brings Aruba’s enterprise-grade cloud networking solution, with more than 1 million devices already under management, to the Azure cloud. A critical element of Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform), Central is a cloud-native service designed to unify management of campus, branch, remote and data center networks. Central on Microsoft Azure allows IT administrators to manage and optimize their network from a single point of control.

Learn more about Aruba Central


New! Aruba IoT Transport for Microsoft Azure.

The Aruba IoT Transport for Azure securely connects IoT devices with the Azure IoT Hub for monitoring, controlling, and analyzing IoT systems and digital twin enablement. Aruba access points – Instant and controller-based – act as virtual IoT gateways, wirelessly connecting to IoT devices, establishing secure connections with the Azure IoT Hub, and bidirectionally streaming IoT data through the secure tunnels. JSON data are automatically converted for consumption by the Azure IoT Hub, which in turn makes them available to Azure IoT applications and services or custom applications.

Read the IoT Transport technical overview
Read the Ride the edge-to-cloud express with IoT Transport blog
Read the How to Advance Strategic Business Goals with IoT blog


Coming soon…simplified Wi-Fi IoT device onboarding.

Aruba’s Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) technology simplifies onboarding Wi-Fi based Microsoft Edge AI IoT devices into Azure IoT services. Onboarding Wi-Fi IoT devices to the cloud previously required multiple steps, and specialized technical expertise, complicating IoT rollouts and increasing the total cost of ownership of fleet management. ZTP combines the Azure IoT Device Provisioning Service with the Wi-Fi Alliance’s industry-standard Wi-Fi Easy Connect service to cut the time, complexity, and inefficiencies of Wi-Fi IoT device onboarding.

Watch this deep-dive video to see how the underlying technology works
Read about the enhanced security this technology provides
Learn how Aruba and Microsoft are making ZTP a reality
Read the Microsoft Azure Percept WiFi zero touch IoT device onboarding blog


Aruba SD-WAN and Microsoft 365.

Aruba SD-WAN solutions are optimized to improve the Microsoft 365 applications and services experience. Aruba SD-WAN continuously monitors performance and availability of the Microsoft 365 service to select the best path for each application or service. Proactively track SaaS application health in terms of QoE, loss, latency, and jitter with drill-downs to troubleshoot application performance by group, site, and gateway context.

Read the Highest QoE for Microsoft 365 with EdgeConnect tech brief
Read the Optimizing SaaS with SD-Branch technical brief
Read the SD-WAN with Microsoft 365 blog


Aruba SD-WAN and Microsoft Virtual WAN.

Automated SD-WAN connectivity, cloud-based network management, and a suite of security solutions make branch locations easy to secure, spin-up, and scale out with Azure-hosted workloads. The solution delivers secure branch-to-Azure connectivity with SD-WAN application-aware intelligent traffic steering across the Microsoft-powered backbone.

Learn about Aruba SD-WAN and Microsoft VWAN integrations using SD-Branch
Read the EdgeConnect SD-WAN connectivity and performance with Azure solution overview


Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager integration with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Microsoft Defender Anti-Virus, and Microsoft Azure Defender for IoT.

Under the umbrella of Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Association, of which Aruba is a member, Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager has been integrated with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Microsoft Defender Anti-Virus, and Microsoft Azure Defender for IoT. The joint solutions help protect Microsoft clients and users against threats from rogue devices and malicious users.

Learn about Aruba ClearPass and Microsoft security integrations
Read the Aruba & Microsoft Security Partner Solution Overview
Read the Aruba & Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Partner Solution Overview


Aruba Wireless Infrastructure and Microsoft Skype for Business.

Aruba wireless infrastructure's application prioritization, application and device fingerprinting, and deep packet inspect-driven Quality of Service (QoS) delivers highly reliable Microsoft Skype for Business unified communication services as users work or roam. Joint technical development of a software-defined network API enables call performance to be tracked in-flight, Skype for Business services to be prioritized based on business needs, and areas with calling issues to be mapped in real-time.

Read the Skype for Business Partner Solution Overview
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Aruba in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Visit the Azure Marketplace about Aruba apps and collateral