David Hughes
Chief Product and Technology Officer, Founder of Silver Peak

Prior to joining Aruba, David founded Silver Peak in 2004, building an industry leading WAN edge infrastructure company on the premise of enabling customers to build a better WAN. A holder of 50+ patents, David is responsible for accelerating the company’s edge-to-cloud strategy, currently leading the team responsible for the technology vision and strategy for Aruba. Outside of work, David, a father of two, enjoys cooking, gardening, sailing and following his home country rugby team the New Zealand All Blacks.

Posts (6)


The path to an adaptive, modern network

As the pandemic pushes into its third year, companies seem to have settled into a new norm—one where many employees continue to work remotely, where business requirements are constantly shifting, and... Read More


  • Aruba ESP
  • HPE GreenLake for Aruba


Advancing Hybrid Work

Aruba EdgeConnect Microbranch delivers services directly from a local Aruba wireless access point (AP), with no additional hardware required, to provide remote workers with all the traditional services... Read More


  • EdgeConnect Microbranch
  • Hybrid Workplace
  • Remote Work
  • Zero Trust Security


Top 5 Networking Predictions for 2022

Read about 2022 predictions from David Hughes, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Aruba. Read More


  • Hybrid Workplace
  • IoT
  • Network as-a-Service NaaS
  • SASE

Aruba Pensando Distributed Services Switches
Aruba Unplugged

The Next Evolution of Switching Architecture is Here

Moving intelligent network and security services closer to your applications. Read More


  • AOS-CX
  • CX Switches
  • Data Center
  • Distributed Services Switches
  • Edge Data Center
  • Edge-to-Cloud
  • Intelligent Edge
  • Security
  • Switches


Top 8 SD-WAN Predictions for 2021

avid Hughes, CTO at Aruba, as he shares his top eight predictions and learn how the SD-WAN edge will adapt and evolve to the changing 2021 landscape. Read More

Aruba Silver Peak Gartner
Aruba Unplugged

It’s a three-peat!

For the third consecutive year, Silver Peak has been recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. Read More


  • Gartner
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant
  • SD-WAN