Why do I need an Aruba Instant On switch?

Why do I need an Aruba Instant On switch?

8 Feb 2024 | 5 min read

Quick Summary

We take a look at some of the reasons why Aruba Instant On switches are a great choice for your business network.

Business moves fast in the modern world, and having a reliable, efficient network infrastructure is becoming more and more crucial to stay in the loop. It can be a minefield trying to find a network switch that's both affordable and fast, scalable and secure, with an easy setup process and remote management technology; lucky for all of us, Aruba Instant On have the solution!

Aruba Instant On's lines of network switches are a cutting-edge portfolio of network switches available in models from 5 to 48 ports, designed to streamline and simplify network configuration and traffic management and keep all your devices connected. These switches include smart-managed options, which can be configured and monitored from a super easy interface either from Aruba Instant On's free mobile app, a browser interface, or the local web UI.

Take a look below at some of the many reasons why Aruba Instant On's network switches are poised to become the backbone of your business:


Fast and efficient

Aruba Instant On switches are engineered with an extremely broad range of features, able to utilise Automatic Data Routing to keep all data flowing on the quickest path, whilst Automatic Software Updating will ensure all operations perform at the maxium possible speed. Best of all, Aruba Instant On's intuitive remote-management dashboard simplifies your operations and allows visibility at a glance into your network performance, meaning it's never been easier to keep an eye on an entire network. Each line also includes models that support SFP/SFP+ fibre uplinks for ultra-high bandwidth and greater PoE range than copper cabling is capable of. The 1830 JL812A below is a great example of ultra high-speed data transfer, coming equipped with 2x SFP GbE ports for superfast uplinks.




Each series of network switches comes with an impressive array of features built-in as standard such as VLANs, Quality of Service (QoS) and link aggregation. Troubleshooting is also a breeze with port mirroring, enabling traffic on a port or a VLAN to be sent simultaneously to a network anaylizer for monitoring. The best part? All these features are included on the model as standard, at no extra cost!

Each range includes Class 4 PoE (PoE+) models with PoE+ Gigabit RJ45 ports for easy and clutter-free power delivery, with some models in the 1960 line such as the JL806A-ACC even supporting Class 6 PoE (PoE++), able to supply even the most power-hungry devices with power and connectivity through a single Ethernet cable.


Simple Installation and Management

 With the free Aruba Instant On app, you can effortlessly establish your network without needing extra controller hardware; you can then access the remote access management tools directly from the app, allowing you to monitor user connections to specific sites from anywhere. These network switches are ready to go straight out of the box, with a whole host of intuitive interface options for configuring managed switches, and unmanaged switches requiring no configuration or management at all; Aruba offer instant, intuitive connectivity.


The 1930 JL685A-ACC is an example of a switch that's fully compatible with Aruba Instant On's intuitive management service.

High Security

Aruba Instant On provides tight-knit, customisable security features built right into their network switches as standard and at no extra cost, blocking any malware attacks and keeping unauthorised users out of the network. Traffic can be easily filtered and restricted from the Instant On interface, with Access Control Lists and MAC Authentication options that are fully configurable.

Also included at no extra cost are VLANs, automatic DOS (Denial-of-service) protection, Global Storm Control, Trusted Platform Module-based security to name but a few, so you can rest easy knowing your network is safe from cyber threats.


Broad Compatibility

With Aruba Instant On's network switches, you can connect and manage a huge range of IoT devices (anything from VoIP phones, to surveillance cameras, to printers, to smart home devices like smart locks - the list goes on!), PoE and wireless access points, gaming platforms - Aruba's portfolio and adaptive and robust enough to handle them all without impacting performance for any other device on the network.


Stylish and Discreet

Aruba Instant On have designed each switch to complement the clean, sleek look of their line of access points, designed to have as low an aesthetic impact as possible by blending discreetly into the background. All 8-port, 24-port and 48-port non-PoE models are also fanless, meaning they're both extremely energy-efficient and whisper-quiet.



While primarily aimed at smaller businesses, easy scalability is a core tenet of Aruba Instant On's design process. The 1960 series, for example, supports True Stacking, meaning it's designed to be able to stack up to four 1960 switches together for a combined 288 ports if the models are all 48-port models, such as the 1960 JL808A, below - all behaving like a single switch, and managed through one interface - to keep pace with your business as it grows without saddling you with a huge bill.


Limited Lifetime Warranty

Aruba backs its products with a limited lifetime warranty and round-the-clock support. During the initial 90 days, you'll have access to phone assistance, and throughout the entire warranty period you can utilise convenient chat support. This ensures that assistance is readily available at the touch of a button or a quick phone call, providing peace of mind for any issues that may arise.



Aruba Instant On's network switches offer a comprehensive solution to the ever-growing demands of modern business networking. Crucially, the portfolio of network switches is designed with small-to-medium businesses especially in mind, carefully engineered to give smaller, budget-conscious business the full power of enterprise-level network switching without the soaring associated costs of doing so. Aruba Instant On's network switches are both powerful and adaptive, working around you to keep everyone connected, and growing as your business grows.


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Why do I need an Aruba Instant On switch?