Delivering distributed, intelligent services closer to your applications

Aruba CX 10000 with Pensando is a new category of data center switch that combines best-of-breed L2/3 switching with the industry's first hardware-accelerated services processor.

Data volume and velocity overwhelms traditional networks and architectures

Centralized security architectures cannot handle emerging microservices-based traffic patterns, and often leave enterprises vulnerable to attacks.

Icon for integrate with industry leaders Up to 70% of data center application traffic is processed locally

Up to 70% of data center application traffic is processed locally

Centralized security appliances are inefficient and expensive at inspecting and protecting east-west application traffic within the data center. Hair-pinning traffic to an appliance sitting at the data center edge slows performance, limits scale, and increases cost. 

Icon of a lock with four extending lines terminating in points Centralized, hardware-based security cannot meet emerging challenges

Centralized, hardware-based security cannot meet emerging challenges

Virtualized and containerized application traffic often stays local to the physical rack, host, or VM. This means some application traffic is never inspected by a hardware firewall or other security device—leaving enterprises vulnerable to attacks from within the enterprise itself.

Organizations struggle to manage heavily segmented, multi-tenant network environments

Organizations struggle to manage heavily segmented, multi-tenant network environments

The trend is to unify network and security provisioning to ensure consistent policy enforcement, streamline operations, and provide end-to-end observability.

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Aruba CX 10000 with Pensando

  • A new category of switches that combines best-of-breed Aruba data center L2/3 switching with the industry's first hardware-accelerated programmable processor (Pensando P4).
  • Delivers stateful services inline, at scale, with wire-rate performance and orders of magnitude performance and scaling improvements over traditional data center L2/3 switches.

Aruba Fabric Composer

  • Unified network, security, and firewall policy configuration.
  • Primary network and security engine for the CX10000 solution. All network configurations and firewall policy definitions are orchestrated by Aruba Fabric Composer.

Pensando Distributed Services Platform (DSP) for HPE Servers

  • PCI form factor option for HPE ProLiant, HPE Apollo, and HPE Edgeline servers.
  • The Aruba CX 10000 extends the implementation of these intelligent services into the data center network fabric, addressing a wider range of use cases including brownfield deployments or infrastructure agnostic and heterogenous environments.

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