Unify IT, IoT, and Operational Technology (OT) networks

Easily adapt to evolving business requirements with a network that joins IoT and OT data with network-enabled contextual analytics.

More IoT devices means more IT challenges

The proliferation of IoT devices at the edge creates a new set of challenges for IT.
  • IoT devices use different connectivity types and communication protocols, often requiring vendor-specific gateways to manage devices and collect data.
  • IoT devices are fundamentally untrustworthy; IoT gateways obscure devices on the network, causing a lack of visibility that creates greater risk.
  • Integrating IoT data with business processes is complex, requiring deep knowledge of IoT, data transport, data security, and business applications.

Accelerate IoT-driven digital transformation with Aruba ESP

“I have analyzed Aruba ESP and believe its architectural platform based on a unified infrastructure, zero-trust security, and AIOps has the potential to reduce complexity and accelerate smart facility and hyper-awareness use cases both on-prem and in the cloud.”

Will Townsend, Senior Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy

Unify IoT, IT, and OT networks with Aruba ESP

Unify IoT, IT, and OT networks with Aruba ESP

Extensible Aruba Wi-Fi 6 access points support multiple IoT technologies, so you can address a broad range of IoT applications now and in the future with the Aruba infrastructure you already have, eliminating the cost, complexity, and potential vulnerabilities of gateways and IoT overlay networks.  

Reduce IoT security risk

Reduce IoT security risk

Apply Zero Trust Security principles from edge to cloud. Dynamic Segmentation automates device identification, policy application, and enforcement so you can scale up IoT adoption without manual, error-prone processes. The IoT Operations service provides visibility into previously invisible IoT devices, so you can eliminate IoT blind spots.

Simplify IT and OT operations

Simplify IT and OT operations

IoT Transport for Microsoft Azure provides a simple, secure way to deliver IoT sensor data to the Azure IoT cloud using existing Aruba infrastructure, helping you cut deployment time to a fraction of what a custom-developed solution would entail.

Adopt new IoT use cases with confidence

Adopt new IoT use cases with confidence

Aruba’s IoT technology partner programs provide certified integrations and proven interoperability with Aruba ESP, so you can advance your IT and OT teams’ ability to adapt and respond to the physical and technical needs that power hyper-aware facilities—making it easier to support evolving business needs while driving new outcomes.

Designing hyper-aware facilities

IoT is the eyes and ears of a smart building. Supplementing IoT data with contextual information enables hyper-awareness—cognizance and responsiveness to occupants and their environment. The richer the data and context, the greater the opportunities to boost efficiency, productivity, profitability, reliability, and security.

To learn more about designing hyper-aware smart buildings, read the white paper.

Building control and digital twin enablement

Using native AI capabilities to create real-time simulation models that change and learn in lock-step with the building, Aruba and technology partners can create digital twins or software models to identify sub-optimized processes, recommend operational enhancements, and monitor energy usage needed for proactive interventions.

Context-aware, real-time emergency response

During an incident, building occupants need real-time safety information pushed to their mobile devices, and first responders need to communicate with those in harm’s way. Aruba ESP, with integrated solutions from technology partners, can communicate with tenants, visitors, and staff. The use of unique 4D graphics lets first responders quickly see where people are within buildings.

Seamless extension of 5G with Wi-Fi

Aruba ESP allows mobile operators to easily extend their 5G footprint into any building to power Wi-Fi calling while delivering gigabit-class performance using Aruba Air Slice technology. This provides a seamless user experience and non-stop connectivity without the need for costly and complex distributed antenna systems.

Designing hyper-aware industrial facilities

Explore secure infrastructure and partner solutions for chemical, defense, food & beverage, logistics, manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, transportation, and utility applications.

To learn more about designing hyper-aware industrial facilities, read the white paper.

Monitor personnel and asset safety

For environments with potentially explosive conditions, location-based safety systems are often mandated to safeguard employees and visitors. Aruba ESP, together with technology partner Mobilaris Group, can deliver real-time 3D situational awareness by tracking the location of people and assets.

Aruba and Microsoft BlueSky Smart Buildings interview series

Listen to the Aruba and Microsoft BlueSky interview series, Building for the future: How digital twins and industrial IoT help optimize facility operations.

Provide predictive maintenance

Proactive maintenance reduces downtime and maximizes the use and performance of assets, decreasing maintenance costs by up to 40%. Through deep integration with technology partner devices, Aruba ESP enables machinery sensors to monitor machinery like motor drives, valves, and pumps, spotting problems before they happen and improving productivity, reliability, and efficiency.

Reduce repair time with location services

Navigating large industrial sites can be challenging, resulting in inefficiencies and safety issues. This can be avoided with location services from Aruba ESP, which help site occupants find their way with turn-by-turn navigation.

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