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In today’s hyper-connected world, the quality of your network infrastructure is everything.
To meet new challenges and manage ever-expanding volumes of data, you need to use technology in smart, innovative new ways.
Yet, if you don’t have a solid infrastructure from which to build, or you lack a consolidated approach, your return on effort may be limited.
You may also be exposing your business to unnecessary security risks.

Why choose Aruba?

When it comes to evolving your network infrastructure to enable innovation, it’s vital you choose the right partner – and the right technology. Here are 4 reasons why Aruba is a step above the rest.

  • Creating amazing experiences for all stakeholders
    Aruba work tirelessly to understand your goals and ensure our solutions deliver a seamless, exceptional experience for your business leaders, employees and customers.

  • Recognised market leadership
    Aruba have been independently recognised by Gartner, Forrester and IDC as market leaders in wired and wireless LAN.

  • Innovative and open architecture
    Aruba deliver next-generation open networks with a focus on mobility, autonomy and security – driven by the explosion of connected users and things.

  • Inherent security
    All of Aruba’s solutions have security built-in, from the ground up. They offer 360-degrees of analytics-driven visibility, detection, control and response.

Partnering at every stage

The evolution of your network infrastructure depends on a range of factors, including the size and nature of your business, the stage of growth you are currently in, and the cohesion of your leadership team. Blue Connections IT can work with you, every step of the way, to:

eBook: Championing infrastructure innovation – a guide for IT leaders

eBook: Championing infrastructure innovation – a guide for IT leaders

To thrive in 2020 and meet rapidly-emerging challenges, mid-size businesses need to take a consolidated approach by making network evolution and innovation a priority for the entire business – not just IT.

This eBook offers an overview of some of the common challenges facing mid-size businesses, and how you can get everyone on board to meet them.

Evidence that Aruba leads the pack

Evidence that Aruba leads the pack

We are big fans of Aruba – and we’re not alone. Here are just a few of Aruba’s recent wins, accolades and successes with businesses just like yours. Further proof that partnering with Aruba is a smart choice.

What is Wi-Fi 6 (802.11AX)? And why you need it.

Wi-Fi 6 (also called 802.11ax) is a new international standard, focused on dramatically enhancing how access points handle devices simultaneously. It’s not about speed – it’s about the capacity of the network to provide the optimal throughput for all clients.

The demand for wireless access from users has shifted from a nice to have to a necessity. Due to this, network performance has become a business-critical requirement. In order to attract and retain customers and employees, companies need to offer reliable Wi-Fi and an amazing experience, or risk losing business.

To accommodate the growing number of mobile and IoT devices, improvements to the efficiency of a wireless network has become a key factor of success.

eBook: What is 802.11AX (Wi-Fi 6)? And why you need it
At a Glance: Key W--Fi 6 Use Cases

Aruba ClearPass Network Access Control

Laptops, smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are pouring into the workplace. With every employee now utilising and average of three devices, the addition of IoT increases the vulnerabilities inside the business – adding to the operational burden.

Identifying who and what connects to the network is the first step to securing your enterprise.

Solution Overview: Aruba ClearPass Network Access Control
Technical Review: Increasing Visibility and Automating Secure Network Access Using Aruba ClearPass

How Blue Connections IT works with Aruba

For one of Victoria’s largest aged care providers, Blue Connections completed network redesign and wireless site surveys leveraging Ekahau Site Survey – the leading vendor agnostic wireless site surveying tool.

From site survey, a full detailed design was formed using HPE Aruba Switching and HPE Instant Access Points. The customers Switching topologies were redesigned so that resilience, security and performance was incorporated in to every network using technologies such as switch stacking, link aggregation, VLAN’s, access-control lists to name a few. Once the core network architecture was configured to industry best practice, a new wireless network was installed.

Using HPE Aruba Instant Access Points, all sites were deployed using the latest advanced wireless techniques. All wireless networks were scoped so that complete 5Ghz coverage was provided so that the 5Ghz spectrum was reserved critical traffic such as voice and corporate traffic. Wave 2 Access Points were introduced in to the environment, thus future proofing the wireless network for the ever changing wireless device support.

Full wireless coverage was scope for both indoor and outdoor wireless. Wireless security and guest network access was provisioned using Aruba ClearPass for 802.1x capabilities and captive portal onboarding, with the addition of Aruba AirWave for remote monitoring, management and reporting. Airwave also enabled access to troubleshooting tools to pinpoint problematic stations and diagnose wireless issues on the fly and historically.

The install was a national rollout which was fully project managed by Blue Connections with a hugely successful upgrade using HPE Aruba switching and wireless hardware.

How Blue Connections IT can help

As an Aruba partner, Blue Connections IT can work with you to re-frame your key goals and challenges, conduct a review of your existing network infrastructure and make recommendations for optimising your foundations to enable ongoing innovation, security and control.

Complete the form below and we’ll contact you to discuss your needs.

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