Reduce the total cost of network ownership by 70%
Network rightsizing is an infrastructure optimization strategy employed by leading enterprise organizations such as KPMG, the California State University system and many others, to dramatically reduce capital and operating costs.
The shift from desktops to laptops created an opportunity to replace physical Ethernet ports with affordable and pervasive 802.11n Wi-Fi coverage. This reduction in ports slashed upgrade bills, decreased ongoing operational cost and lowered the carbon footprint.
The influx of smartphones and tablets presents another significant network rightsizing opportunity. For example, enterprise communication apps on Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices can obsolete desk phones and their associated support costs.
The Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture – which unifies wired and wireless into one cohesive network access infrastructure – produces unprecedented additional savings when it comes to network rightsizing.
- Aruba MOVE merges network, security and management services into one unified system that’s controlled from the data center. These mobility services are required for every access network on-ramp – Mobility Access Switches, 802.11n access points, VPN connections and branch office controllers. Equivalent services from legacy vendors require disparate systems and cost up to three times more than Aruba.
- Aruba MOVE combines six different management interfaces into one with a common policy framework for the entire access network. Operationally, Aruba MOVE needs five-times fewer resources to install and maintain compared to legacy vendor offerings.
- Aruba MOVE uses thin network on-ramps that are centrally controlled and managed. As a result, Aruba on-ramps cost 40 percent less than the equivalent products from legacy vendors.
- CSU System Utilizes Aruba to Rightsize Campus Networks, Identifies Potential $30M Savings (PDF)
- KPMG Netherlands Counts on Aruba for Network Rightsizing (PDF)
- Brandeis University Expects to Save $2 Million With Network Rightsizing (PDF)
- West Chester University to Save $1M in Budget, and cut 100 Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions, by going All-Wireless in New Dorms (PDF)
- University Malaya Improves Mobility And Saves $1.4 Million With Network Rightsizing (PDF)
- Checkers Restaurants Saves $5,000/Store in Branch Networking Costs (PDF)