Goodbye Complexity. Hello Agility.

Goodbye complexity. Hello agility.

With network-as-a-service, you can indeed say goodbye to complexity and hello to agility. In today’s hyper-distributed work environments, companies commonly manage multiple network domains. These can span public clouds, private data centers, enterprise campuses, edge locations and branch offices. However, running workloads and applications across such environments has amplified network management challenges.

Recent surveys find that increased complexity is impacting IT’s ability to support business operations. More than half of respondents in a recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey said their network environment has become more or significantly more complex than it was two years ago. In a recent SolarWinds survey, more than half of IT professionals said they are losing confidence in their ability to manage this complexity.

As day-to-day management tasks become more of a burden, many organizations are looking for a way out. For many, Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions are increasingly attractive.

Hello ‘Aruba-as-a-Service’

In the NaaS model, companies can acquire all network hardware, software, services, management and licensing components from a third-party provider in a subscription-based or flexible consumption model. According to a recent IDC survey, one-third of organizations have already deployed NaaS and another third plan to do so within the next two years.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed what may be the industry’s most comprehensive NaaS offering. Since 2019, HPE has been working to integrate Aruba’s entire networking portfolio. Those efforts produced HPE GreenLake for Aruba, a NaaS solution that delivers unprecedented edge-to-cloud simplicity.

Like other NaaS solutions, HPE GreenLake for Aruba (Aruba-as-a-Service) simplifies the process of procuring and deploying network resources. This reduces complexity and ensures the network is always up-to-date and ready to support changing business requirements. A key difference is its ability to connect increasing volumes of data being produced at the network edge.

Gaining an Edge at the Edge

The Internet of Things is a…well…thing. Millions of sensors and smart devices produce huge amounts of data at the edges of networks, not in central data centers or clouds. Gartner predicts that 75 percent of enterprise data will be created at the edge by 2025. To use that data, organizations need to move it from the decentralized edge to a centralized cloud or data center. It is there where the data is best processed and analyzed.

To support real-time decision-making, that data transfer must happen with near-zero latency. HPE GreenLake for Aruba makes this possible by allowing organizations to securely and seamlessly connect edge data sources to the cloud and data center. This offers the agility to respond quickly to changing business conditions, rapidly capitalize on new market opportunities and accelerate time-to-market for new products.

Edge-to-cloud connectivity delivers the advantages of hybrid cloud environments without the management challenges that come with them. Organizations can easily create the optimal combination of on- and off-premises assets and quickly switch among them as business and market conditions change.

Network complexity is creating management challenges that can prevent organizations from capitalizing on emerging opportunities. Aruba-as-a-Service can eliminate much of that complexity and create new levels of agility and flexibility. So if you’re ready to say goodbye to complexity and hello to agility, contact us to learn more.