Aruba Networks, Inc. has introduced 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 organizations and mid-sized networks. Offering 10x faster Wi-Fi speeds than competitive solutions and all the features of a traditional enterprise-class WLAN, Aruba's cloud Wi-Fi solution allows branches to benefit from the ease of cloud management without the usual compromises. In addition, Aruba is expanding its switching portfolio with the new Aruba S1500 Mobility Access Switch, optimized for cloud Wi-Fi and designed for both large, distributed enterprises and smaller locations.

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, organizations 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. In addition, Aruba offers the only WLAN that extends from corporate to branch and home, with a single architecture and single point of policy and management. This eliminates the architecture dilemma faced by many organizations with central sites and remote locations that are struggling to find a way to manage their branches and remote workers as a seamless part of their organization. Aruba's enterprise- grade cloud Wi-Fi solution offers an ideal, distributed architecture that links into an enterprise's central management and policy infrastructure.

Key benefits of the Aruba cloud Wi-Fi solution include:

- Faster Speeds, Better Performance: The Aruba Central database was designed with web-scale performance to allow users to quickly access large amounts of management data in the cloud. In addition to demonstrating 10x faster speeds than competitive solutions at high density, the Aruba cloud Wi-Fi solution includes the new Aruba Instant 155...

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