Let’s face it; whether we’re at home, at work, in school or just out shopping, we’re always connected. Everywhere we go we demand it, in many cases expect it. Over the last 7 -10 years the explosion of mobile devices and applications has changed how we’re accessing our networks. What used to be primarily Ethernet is being replaced by wireless or (mobility).
Wi-Fi deployments take planning, a lot of planning. If you’re not organized and not prepared for the process that lies ahead not only will it be frustrating but more importantly your new wireless network will more than likely be a huge disaster.
Wi-Fi performance is more important than most people realize. Although network performance often makes people think about thoughput (the amount of information processed by a computer, or amount of work it can do in a given period of time), wireless performance is actually becoming the key to maximizing productivity.
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.