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|Building Hyper-Aware Collaboration, Productivity, and Monitoring Solutions|
|Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:49:43 AM|
What do intelligent workplaces, secure remote site monitoring, and smart building digital twins all have in common? All three require the seamless fusion of information technology (IT), Internet of Things (IoT), and operational technology (OT) so customers can quickly adapt to changing environments and user requirements. Adaptability comes from hyper-awareness of a facility’s occupants, service needs, security, and safety requirements, the inputs for which come from networks of machines in the physical world, logical representations of physical phenomena (such as people counting, temperature, light level), and contextual data generated by underlying network infrastructure (identity, location, security posture, applications in use). Applications and services then analyze, monitor, and act upon those data to address evolving business, machine, and employee needs.
Aruba’s Edge Services Platform (ESP) is the first fully programmable platform to fuse IT, IoT, and OT data with contextual information generated by the ESP network. ESP is built on three pillars: a unified infrastructure that can interface with a broad range of IT, IoT, and OT devices and services; a zero trust framework that provides uniform security from edge to core; and AIOps to provide uniform visibility, monitoring, and management of the entire infrastructure.
Used in conjunction with applications and services from strategic ecosystem partners, Aruba ESP can accommodate virtually every subsystem in a facility, from machine inputs and outputs (I/O) on a manufacturing floor through multimedia devices in the CEO suite – from social distance monitors to gunshot detectors, rotating equipment monitors to guest wayfinding – with solutions tailored for education, enterprise, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and government applications.
For nearly 15 years, Microsoft and Aruba have been mutual customers and strategic ecosystem partners. Starting with the development and implementation of an SDN API to deliver better Quality of Service and diagnostics to Microsoft Lync customers, Microsoft and Aruba have collaborated to deliver better, more secure user experiences.
Today, we’re collaborating across multiple fronts to facilitate hyper-awareness to the benefit of our mutual education, enterprise, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and government customers. Areas of collaboration include:
The combination of Aruba ESP, Microsoft Azure services, and Microsoft applications form an extensible, secure, hyper-aware platform from which customers can power a broad range of collaboration, productivity, and monitoring applications. With more than a decade of collaboration, and joint deployments at many of the world’s largest enterprises, you can look to Aruba and Microsoft to deliver innovative solutions of lasting value.