Over the past week we’ve received numerous questions, emails, and phone calls from our customers and potential customers who are using Aruba Networks or considering Aruba Networks about the acquisition announcement from HP. I’m writing this article to answer those questions and provide some feedback on what we’ve found out from the Aruba team this week at Atmosphere 2015 and what the acquisition likely means. I have been in meetings with the Aruba founder/CTO and CEO, as well as other members of the leadership team. However, this blog is entirely my (Philip Wegner) opinion.
If it’s been said once it’s been said 1000 times, technology in education is growing at an incredible rate. The challenge for our campus wireless networks is keeping up; making sure you’re able to scale and grow to support the present changes as well as what lies ahead.
Wireless technology continues to improve. There are those, however, who wonder why you need anything better than what you already have? If something is working “well enough”, that doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t look into the potential of something more efficient.
Beware…technology may be moving faster than you are prepared for. Keeping up with and having the ability to successfully support the latest learning trends and initiatives is an imperative aspect of your school wireless network. Administrators, parents and students alike want to take advantage of the latest and best technology to enhance the learning experience.
The way schools are approaching learning today is being transformed through mobile devices, smarter more intelligent personalized learning systems (Google Apps for Education), and powerful, secure mobility ecosystems.
Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) handles performance measurement and diagnostics for network components to identify areas of opportunity for optimization. Largely consisting of debugging and deep packet inspection tools to facilitate fault tolerance as well as outage resolution management, the market has traditionally taken an inside-out approach to network management.