Aruba Networks has announced a new cloud-managed Wi-Fi solution that combines the simplicity of a cloud service with the performance, manageability and reliability of enterprise-grade Wireless LANs (WLANs).
The Aruba cloud Wi-Fi solution combines the new Aruba Central cloud-based management service with Aruba Instant access points (APs) – including the new Instant 155 wireless and wired AP, the new Instant 220 series 802.11ac wireless AP, and a new version of Aruba Instant OS, to meet the requirements of diverse, distributed organisations and mid-size networks.
Unlike previous generations of cloud solutions, the Aruba cloud Wi-Fi solution doesn’t sacrifice critical enterprise capabilities such as performance, resiliency and flexibility for simplified, cloud-hosted management. With Aruba’s solution, organisations get up to 10x faster Wi-Fi connections than competitive cloud Wi-Fi solutions, guaranteed wired and cellular uplink failover options, 100% survivability in the event of a WAN link failure, and the choice of cloud subscription or on-premise management.
Aruba channel partner, PacketLogix, Inc. is an active beta for the new Aruba Cloud Wi-Fi solution and is impressed with the opportunity it offers both new and existing customers. “By providing a simple way to manage networks virtually, Aruba’s Cloud Wi-Fi solution solves several problems for our customers,” said Ben Russell, Senior Systems Engineer, PacketLogix, Inc. “Cloud-based management is an ideal IT solution for organisations that have multiple locations to support and limited resources to do so. There is no doubt that these customers can benefit from the conveniences and efficiencies of Aruba’s new cloud Wi-Fi solution.”
“With the increasing affinity of enterprise IT towards cloud-based applications and services, it’s no surprise that Cloud-managed Wi-Fi is becoming an increasingly popular solution for a wide range of organisations, especially the distributed enterprise,” said Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, International Data Corp. (IDC). “Cloud Wi-Fi can deliver greater ease of use and automation to strapped IT departments and keep costs low for the enterprise. That said, organisations don’t want to sacrifice the robustness, performance and reliability of traditional wireless networks. With its new Cloud Wi-Fi offering, Aruba is marrying traditional Wi-Fi networking with the benefits of a Cloud-based solution, and should be able to capitalise on this growing Cloud market.”