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Are you ready to reinvent the future of work for SMBs?

At a time when we are all reinventing the way we work, learn how HPE Small Business Solutions can help you reinvent your workplace, your workflow, and your workforce with greater simplicity, security, and flexibility.

Distributed. Remote. Mobile. These are the realities of your SMB workforce today.1 How do you thrive in this new normal? You reinvent the way you work—with solutions that not only enable you to work remotely but also to work differently in this new digital era. This means it’s time to reinvent in three ways:  Workspace. Workflow. Workforce. Here’s how to get going.

Reinvent your workspace

If you’re like many small and midsized businesses, the first step is setting up a virtual office. As you blur the lines between home and work, new challenges arise, ranging from how to deploy stable connectivity to how to keep your network and data secure.

More than ever, robust network connectivity has become essential for you and your employees to securely access files, applications and data—from anywhere and on any device. Without shared access to a central repository, files will likely be stored on personal devices, making it difficult to collaborate. What’s more, the increasing threat of cybercrime can make setting up a high-functioning, remote office a daunting task.

The good news is that HPE can help you migrate this new territory with HPE Small Business Solutions that scale with the help of affordable, flexible financing. We are here to help you:

Set up virtual offices easily 

HPE Office-in-a-Box Solutions are easy to buy, setup, and operate.  These complete bundled solutions bring multiple functions, such as virtualization, storage, and backup, onto a single server. It’s a simple, secure, and affordable approach.  In addition, management tools like HPE iLO remote management and HPE InfoSight can help prevent disruptions, improve agility, and minimize downtime.

The solutions bring together the performance, remote management, and security of HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, along with reliable, cost-efficient Aruba Instant On wireless access points and wired switches, alongside resilient portfolio of HPE entry-level storage.

Manage virtual access smartly

HPE Small Business Solutions arrive ready to go virtual, including all the elements you need to succeed with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or Remote Desktop Services (RDS). You can choose from Teradici or VMware Horizon® desktop virtualization for VDI solutions that deliver unbeatable reliability, high availability, business continuity, and fault tolerance to keep your workers at peak productivity.

Another great option is Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) for simple desktop applications—like Microsoft Office and Outlook.  RDS enables users’ simultaneous access to the same applications using roughly the same amount of resources.

Worry less about cybersecurity

When it comes to addressing your cybersecurity concerns, these SMB solutions are backed by our industry-leading server, network and security expertise to develop the right remote worker approach down to the last mile.

Reinvent your workflow

Setting up a virtual office is just the first step. Next comes creating scalable ways for your employees to remain productive remotely. At the same time, you want to grow without disruption and balance cash flow without breaking the bank.

You can meet these goals with a hybrid cloud approach, but you are apt to still have some cost and security concerns. As you evaluate the scalability of public cloud services, you want to be aware of the potential gaps on data protection and exorbitant fees if you would like to bring data back from the cloud to on premises.

To get the best of both, you can reinvent your workflow with HPE solutions in a way that lets you:

Scale data protection

HPE Cloud Volumes offer an effortless, secure, and efficient solution with a suite of cloud data services that enable multi-cloud flexibility—and include encrypted backups that protect your business against ransomware. With a plug-and-play service like HPE Cloud Volumes Backup, you can start backing up to the cloud in minutes. Change where—not how—you do backup by integrating with your favorite backup software. You can eliminate costly egress fees and benefit from pay-as-you-go pricing.

Take advantage of financing

Extraordinary circumstances—like what we are working and living through now—threated business continuity and cause strain on budgets. HPE Financial Services is dedicated to alleviating some of this strain with programs designed to help businesses reduce cash outlays, generate cash from assets, and align payments to deployment schedules.

Reinvent your workforce 

Today SMBs need a new game plan to engage and connect with customers.  From customer service to customer acquisition, the only path forward is digital. We realize you may be struggling to wrap your head around how to execute.

Today’s environment demands remote capabilities that not only ensure business continuity functions but also deliver a robust end customer experience. In many instances, SMBs are tackling the challenge of standing up new digital services to keep pace with the rapidly changing environment we call the new normal.

The good news is that HPE can help you navigate this new way of working with easy to deploy solutions that are designed to:

Reduce complexity

HPE Small Business Solutions for Containers are reliable, ready-to-go configurations that include all the server, storage, networking, and software you need, as well as expert guidance for deploying the solution. The solutions leverage the open-source Docker containerization platform and are available on HPE ProLiant Gen10 services in a single-server, entry-level configuration and multi-server, high-availability configurations. You can use these solutions to drive productivity, reduce risks, and increase flexibility—all while getting more out of your hardware.

Prevent disruption with AI

HPE’s second generation of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI 2.0) brings together the best of HCI and converged architectures on a flexible platform—with truly independent scaling of compute and storage.

Combining the power of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI with HPE InfoSight and HPE ProLiant helps your business to reduce complexity by streamlining IT operations with AI-driven predictive analytics. It’s simple to deploy, manage, scale, and support.

With HCI 2.0, you can realize better total cost of ownership is guaranteed because, unlike traditional HCI, HCI 2.0 scales compute and storage independently. Disaggregated scaling means efficiency with no more costly overprovisioning.

There’s more good news. You can get time back because you are working with problem-solving that features predictive analytics and expert support services.

Ready, set, go: Reinvent the way your work (with a hybrid cloud approach)

Public cloud may seem like an easy answer your current IT challenges but realizing the full value of cloud requires solving difficult challenges. Initial costs may grow beyond plan, access to your data is more limited than on-premises, and a cloud breach may not be detected and reported until well after the damage has been done. Small and midsized businesses are reinventing the way they work by making a shift to move their IT from public cloud to private clouds. In fact, according to a recent report by Aberdeen, SMB deployments using private cloud on on-premises systems have nearly doubled and workloads on public cloud have gone down by 25%.3

What this ultimately means is that your business can get the most out of your IT infrastructure with a hybrid approach—one that will give you the best performance, management, and resiliency for your many varied workloads.

We are all in this together, and we are reinventing the future of work together—and that includes SMB solutions for industries like financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, professional services, and media and telecommunications.

With HPE Small Business Solutions, you can move quickly ahead and start reinventing your workplace, your workflow and your workforce—with greater simplicity, security, and flexibility.

Techaisle article: Remote work is escalating need for connected digital workplace platform within SMB and midmarket  by Anurag Agrawal

Techaisle article: Remote work is escalating need for connected digital workplace platform within SMB and midmarket  by Anurag Agrawal

3 Aberdeen knowledge brief: The Myth of the 100% Cloud World: Many Businesses Are Instead Boosting On-Premises Workloads

The tools to help you sell Aruba Instant On

WHAT DO I SELL:

Aruba Instant On is a combined wired and wireless networking solution built with the industry-leading, enterprise-grade technology Aruba is known for. It is right-sized for
small and growing businesses, with little to no IT support, who are looking for a reliable, secure, easy-to-setup networking solution at an affordable price.

THE PITCH:

  • For small and medium-sized businesses with little to no IT support, for single or multiple sites
  • Easy-to-setup speedy and reliable enterprise-grade connectivity
  • Built in security and best-in-class support services – give small businesses peace of mind so they can focus on their customers
  • Cloud-based and app-managed – customers can manage their network remotely, from anywhere
  • At an attractive price point – no hidden subscription or licencing fees

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Small businesses prefer to deploy out-of-the box solutions to save money and speed deployment. They hold onto equipment longer, because of limited budgets and lack of dedicated IT. They look for long-term value for their investment, long warranties, and dedicated support. They value simplicity, reliability and ease-of-use, and want to ensure their company’s and customers’ data is secure. Small businesses are currently adopting
new technologies:

  • 68% have a focus on investing in replacing outdated IT infrastructure
  • 50% will adopt a Cloud-First approach when sourcing software, infrastructure or platforms
  • 44% plan to use automation tools; 43% plan to use Gigabit Wi-Fi technology

 

TARGET CUSTOMERS:

  • Small and growing businesses with limited IT staff
  • Small or growing businesses managing business remotely / deploying WFH for employees

 

RESOURCES

 

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Aruba Instant On | Switches for Small Business

Aruba Instant On 1930 Switches

A switch is so much more than just a port. For business networks, switches form the foundation for reliable connectivity. They connect printers, cameras, PoS
terminals—the hardware that runs your customer’s world. The right switch can optimize network bandwidth and overall network performance, help run business-critical applications more effectively, with the security required.

The Aruba Instant On 1930 Switch Series can empower your customers to do more. Affordable and easy-to-deploy, these smart-managed, fixed-configuration Gigabit switches are designed with the small business in mind.

Why position Aruba Instant On 1930 Switches to your customers?

 

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What is Wi-Fi 6?

HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW LATENCY, AND ADVANCED SECURITY, HIGHER WI-FI SPEED

AI-powered Wi-Fi for today’s experience edge

Sixth generation Wi-Fi and smart innovations simplify IT and enhance user experiences.

What are some key benefits?

  • Supports higher bandwidth and density – ideal for AR/VR/UCC
  • IoT ready – supports multiple wireless technologies
  • More efficient and enables more vendor-specific differentiators

How is it better than Wi-Fi 5?

  • Over 4x the Average Performance
  • New Wi-Fi Technology: OFDMA, MU-MIMO, 1024-QAM, TWT
  • Higher Security: WPA3

WHY ARUBA INSTANT ON WI-FI 6?

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (Wi-Fi 6) :

AP22 is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (Wi-Fi 6) brings higher capacity, efficiency, and performance to SMB especially for dense deployments.

Advanced cellular co-existence (ACC):
Built-in filtering to automatically minimize the impact of interference from cellular networks, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and commercial small-cell or femto-cell equipment.

LDPC (low density parity check):
High efficiency error correction for increased throughput

Wi-Fi 6 at great pricing
Latest technology at a great price point

Scheduling
Servicing different clients. Built-in customized scheduler.
Auto-prioritization of applications/clients

Integrated BLE
Device onboarding and troubleshooting.
Cloud managed – Instant On mobile app/web portal

 

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WATCH TO WIN | Aruba Instant On Networking Solution: The right products for your small business

Small and mid-sized businesses now more than ever must adopt new technologies to stay ahead of the curve.

Whether your customers’ own a small business or work from home, a reliable and secure network plays a critical role in their success. Aruba Instant On offers a comprehensive solution that is affordable, easy to set up, and provides blazing fast, secure connectivity. See what access points & switches provide you the always-on network for the always-on business.

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Q: Name the first AP to feature in the video?  

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Aruba Instant On. Big Wi-Fi for Small Business.

Wired and wireless solutions for a competitive edge.

Small businesses come in all shapes and sizes. From boutique clothing stores and hotels to gourmet cafés—even tech start-ups.

Crystal-clear audio visuals. Seamless conferencing. Secure transactions. These aren’t just nice-to-haves—they’re make-or break functions for organizations of every size. These functions are essential in creating a frictionless network experience. They keep employees engaged and performing at their best. They enable you to meet your customers where they’re at.

Business challenges:

  • Keep up with the latest technology
  • Manage budget efficiently
  • Enhanced security concerns
  • Extend network to every corner
  • Keep network running with limited resource

The Aruba Instant On portfolio delivers a high-performance, secure networking solution at a price that won’t break the bank. Instant On access points and switches can be installed in minutes with no expertise required.

With solutions designed for indoor, outdoor, hospitality, and SOHO environments, there’s an option for practically every need.

Meet the mobile app

Network setup, management, and monitoring has never been so easy. With Instant On, all it takes is an iOS- or Android-enabled smart device and you’re ready to go. Just imagine:
Complete control of your network from the palm of your hand.

 

Address your customers’ business challenges with the complete end-to-end networking solution, delivered by industry-leading Aruba Networks. 

Discover the power of Instant On for yourself and request a demo unit HERE

 

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ARUBA ACCELERATE – INVITATION TO VIRTUAL TRAINING

ARUBA ACCELERATE – Invitation to virtual training

The Aruba Instant On portfolio delivers a high-performance, secure networking solution at a price that won’t break the bank.  Instant On access points and switches can be installed in minutes with no expertise required.  With solutions designed for indoor, outdoor, hospitality, and SOHO environments, there’s an option for practically every need.

This webinar will help you understand and address small business trends and challenges.  You will learn more about the latest addition to the solution, the Aruba Instant On 1930, as well as having a demonstration of the management software which brings together this complete solution, giving you the confidence to discuss its simplicity to your customers.

To find out more about Aruba Instant On prior to the training please visit the dedicated Aruba Instant On website HERE

VIRTUAL SESSION AGENDA:

  • Small Business Trends and Challenges
  • End to End Instant On Solution
  • Introducing NEW Instant On Switches
  • Warranty and Support Services
  • Pricing
  • Instant On Wireless Software and Demo

VIRTUAL SESSION SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION LINKS

22nd July 2020 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Please REGISTER HERE

12th August 2020 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Please REGISTER HERE

 9th September 2020 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Please REGISTER HERE

DELIVERY

These sessions are delivered using Zoom Video Conferencing software and last approximately 60 minutes.

The sessions are repeats and delegates are only required to attend one session.

Now More Than Ever, Businesses Need Great Networks

The coronavirus crisis has hit businesses hard. From cafes and boutique hotels to plumbers and trucking companies, business owners have had to think fast as physical-world meetings, events and in-person appointments all but disappeared. Accountants, law firms and other professional services firms rapidly pivoted to work-from-home. Many retailers are newly embracing to digital sales or curbside pickup. Restaurants, dentist offices, gyms and other businesses are exploring how to open back up, deliver on their promised experiences, and keep employees and customers safe.

Everyone is figuring out their path to the “new normal.” Crisis-driven work-from-home setups will be replaced with a more sustainable strategy for remote access to a full suite of applications and digital schools. Classrooms went virtual nearly overnight, and school districts are exploring how to enable high-quality, secure digital learning for the summer and fall, with access to labs and applications that were previously only available onsite.

Now is the time for every business to reevaluate how they do business, and to use their analytical and creative skills to carve out new paths forward in a flexible, iterative manner.

The challenges are many, but there’s one thing in common: A fast, reliable network connection can make your employee and customer experiences amazing.

Aruba Instant On Delivers Simple, Secure Networking Solution

In June 2019, Aruba introduced Instant On for secure wireless networking that is simple to set up , intuitive and from a trusted brand. Over the last year, many small businesses with limited IT staff chose Instant On for blazing fast, secure Wi-Fi.

Today, Aruba introduces Instant On switches to deliver a complete wireless and wired network solution. Whether deployed as part of a business continuity strategy or connectivity upgrade project, the new Aruba Instant On 1930 Series of smart-managed switches seamlessly integrate with existing Instant On indoor/outdoor access points (APs), and can be centrally managed with the Instant On mobile app.

As you create the new normal for your business, you might continue to operate from multiple locations. It’s easy extend Instant On to your home or your employees’ homes. You’ll have a secure network that can handle the demands of the whole family—and you can be confident that your sensitive business data is protected. Aruba Instant On includes everything you need for a secure connectivity: wireless APs, switches and ultra-simple deployment and management. A single deployment can support up to 25 Instant On devices (APs and switches), which ensures that your network can grow as your business does.

There’s a one-year warranty for the APs and a limited lifetime warranty for the switches, and customers have free 24×7 phone support for 90 days and chat support for the entire warranty period.

Aruba Instant On Access Points – With models designed for indoor, outdoor, hospitality and  SOHO environments, there’s an option that meets any need, all at an attractive point. Instant On APs use an Auto Mesh technology that allows you to extend Wi-Fi coverage with the same strong signal strength into every corner of your business. Whether using laptops, tablets or phones, users will have an amazing wireless experience.

Aruba Instant On Switches – Aruba Instant On 1930 Switch series are advanced, smart-managed, fixed-configuration gigabit Ethernet switches that are easy to deploy and affordable to buy. You can choose from different models that best fit your needs. You can easily connect access points, desktops, printers, VoIP phones, surveillance cameras or other wired devices.

The new Instant On 1930 Switch Series features:

  • Flexible configurations with 8, 24 or 48 1G ports with PoE and high speed 10G connectivity
  • Enhanced PoE+ on all ports to power a range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Choice of management modes for flexibility, including:
    • Cloud-management via mobile app or web browser
    • Local web GUI
  • Limited lifetime warranty for maximum investment protection

Instant On Mobile App – With Instant On, you can deploy and manage your network from your phone or a cloud-based web portal. You can get your network up and running in minutes, even for multisite networks. You can see your entire network of APs and switches from a single screen, so it’s easy to quickly identify if there’s a problem—and troubleshoot accordingly.

You can be confident that your business is protected with the robust security  built into Instant On. But you don’t need to be a security expert to set up secure access for employees or guests. Instant On supports the WPA2/WPA3 wireless security standards to ensure user authentication and encryption of traffic. Instant On switches can protect your network from unauthorized access with features such as access control lists, 802.1X network access control, and VLANs.

Best of all, businesses can count on Aruba Instant On to provide amazing network experiences for employees and customers across your locations. It’s easy to deploy and manage. It’s affordable and there are no hidden fees for subscriptions. And it’s backed by the trusted brand of Aruba, an HPE company.

Aditipandey, Aruba Networks  2020, Now more than ever, businesses need great networks, Aruba Instant On Community > Blogs <https://community.arubainstanton.com/t5/Blogs/Now-More-Than-Ever-Businesses-Need-Great-Networks/ba-p/1931>