The transition by enterprises to cloud-based services is changing, at a fundamental level, the way branch wide area networks (WAN) are being architected. As end-users, IoT and BYOD devices are accessing internet-based applications, companies are seeking better ways to improve end-user experience and IT operations.
Campus network expansion and increased demand for mobility have generated the need for a simple, effective LAN deployment and management solution. Users demand the same network experience both on and offsite and across all devices. So far, network architectures have been largely unable to meet this goal. The current IEEE 802.1BR standard simplifies switch deployment, maintenance, and management. However, this design fails to incorporate some features that are critical for a uniform experience. Aruba has addressed these issues and created a comprehensive network solution. The Aruba Mobile First campus architecture provides a streamlined infrastructure and management platform that solves the modern network challenges.