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Aruba Orchestrator: The Solution to WAN Visibility and Reporting Challenges

The Wide Area Network (WAN) is a critical component of modern businesses, providing access to critical applications and data. However, managing and monitoring a WAN can be a complex and time-consuming task, especially when there is a lack of visibility and reporting tools that can provide a comprehensive picture of network performance and security. In such cases, IT teams often find themselves struggling to identify the root cause of network issues, which can result in costly downtime and decreased productivity.

Aruba EdgeConnect includes Aruba WAN Orchestrator, which provides unparalleled visibility into both legacy and cloud applications with the ability to centrally assign policies based on business intent to secure and control all WAN traffic. Aruba WAN Orchestrator can be launched directly from Aruba Central, providing a centralised, unified management platform which acts as a single diagnostic tool to diagnose and resolve WAN-related issues. This is especially beneficial for current Aruba customers, as adding Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN into the environment above other SD-WANs would provide a centralised, unified management platform.

Aruba Orchestrator provides historical and real-time dashboards displaying a wealth of metrics for network health, application performance, network performance, WAN transport service performance and more. It provides complete visibility of the entire wide-area network from a single pane of glass, enabling faster troubleshooting and comprehensive reporting. It also provides detailed reporting on application, location, and network statistics, continuous performance monitoring of throughput, loss, latency, jitter and packet ordering for all network paths, identification of all application traffic by name and location, alarms and alerts to visualise and prioritise software and hardware issues within the WAN, bandwidth cost savings report for documenting the cost savings of moving to broadband.

One of the key features of Aruba Orchestrator is its ability to provide real-time monitoring and reporting. This helps organisations quickly identify and resolve any issues that may arise in the network, without having to wait for the next scheduled report. With Aruba EdgeConnect, IT teams can stay on top of network performance and ensure that applications and services are delivered with optimal speed and reliability.

The visibility offered by Aruba Orchestrator is also unmatched. It provides detailed insights into network and application performance, including end-to-end visibility into the underlying infrastructure. This level of visibility helps organisations quickly identify and resolve any performance issues, which can ultimately improve the overall user experience.

An example of some out-of-the-box Aruba Orchestrator reports are:

  • WAN port utilisation

  • Top ten talkers

  • Statistics for link quality such as packet loss, jitter, latency with the option to filter data with different views like daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/half-yearly

  • Reporting information on an hourly/daily/weekly/monthly and quarterly basis

  • Centralized monitoring of deployed appliances including health reporting and archival of log messages

  • Issue/warning notifications

  • Real-time changes within the management portal

  • Bandwidth utilisation per site

  • Identification of end devices consuming bandwidth per site at a specific time

  • Identification of applications consuming bandwidth per site/per device at a specific time

  • Visibility of bandwidth per application per site being used at a specific time

The Aruba WAN Orchestrator software included with the EdgeConnect Enterprise SD-WAN platform provides unprecedented levels of visibility into both legacy and cloud applications, allowing for centralised and automated control of the entire SD-WAN topology. It also provides detailed reporting on application, location, and network statistics, continuous performance monitoring, and alarms and alerts for problem resolution.

This level of integration provides a single source of truth for IT teams, making it easier to monitor and manage the network, from a single platform. This not only saves time and effort but also helps organisations reduce the complexity of managing multiple tools and platforms.

We highly recommend a product demo to experience the full capabilities of Aruba Orchestrator. Get in touch to schedule one!


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