The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from Business Wire

New ArubaEdge Program Ensures Top Performance of MOVE Architecture with Ecosystem Partners' Solutions

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Program promotes and certifies end-to-end mobility solutions</i> </p>

Monday, May 16, 2011

New ArubaEdge Program Ensures Top Performance of MOVE Architecture with Ecosystem Partners' Solutions08:01 EDT Monday, May 16, 2011 SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) today announced the ArubaEdge Partner Program. The program will foster, certify and promote end-to-end mobility solutions from an ecosystem of technology partners leveraging the Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture. The ecosystem is comprised of top-tier suppliers that share a forward-looking vision of secure mobility, a commitment to customer service and a focus on device interoperability. ArubaEdge Certified Partners' products are tested and validated to reliably interoperate with Aruba's secure mobility infrastructure. Certified partners utilize a standardized certification process to quickly and rigorously check device performance results against a reference standard to ensure interoperability. Interoperable configurations are documented and supported by both Aruba's and the partners' support organizations. ArubaEdge Solution Partners engage in a more detailed interoperability validation process, one outcome of which is a best practices design and deployment guide for that solution. Aruba and its solution partners also establish joint support “hotlines” to ensure high-quality end-user support. Finally, ArubaEdge Solution Partners are automatically eligible to join the ArubaEdge Briefing Program, through which end users can experience multi-vendor solutions first-hand at Aruba's Executive Briefing Center. Leading ArubaEdge Program partners include: Voice over WLAN - Ascom, Avaya, Microsoft, Polycom, RedSky, Research in Motion (RIM) Security - Avenda Systems, Bradford Networks, Impulse, InfoExpress, Computing - Dell, Citrix, Honeywell, Intermec, Motion Computing, Psion Mobile Applications - Digby, Nearbuy Systems Patient Monitoring - Dräger, Welch Allyn eLearning - DyKnow, ExamSoft Location and RFID - AeroScout, Ekahau, Intelleflex Network Performance - Force10, InMotion Technology, MobileAccess Video - HaiVision, Milestone, Wren “We've always invested in product interoperability,” said Peter Cellarius, vice president of business development and partnerships. “Now we're raising the bar. Our customers have asked us to adopt a solutions approach to partnering. We're seeing a rapidly growing combination of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices, and our customers want these all to work in tested solution configurations. Our new ArubaEdge program helps businesses successfully navigate the interoperable solution landscape. We have a new dedicated Partner Engineering Lab, and are able to work directly with many more technology partners. This in turn allows customers to select the best vendors that address their specific solution and application needs.” Multi-vendor solutions combining Aruba and ArubaEdge Partner technologies are available through authorized resellers, globally. Additional details about the program, including the ArubaEdge Partner Program Guide, are available here: http://www.arubanetworks.com/aruba-partners/ecosystem-partners/ . Select ArubaEdge Program Member Quotes “Aruba and Ekahau jointly developed a solution guide to simplify the deployment of our location, communications and sensing solutions,” said Tuomo Rutanen, senior vice president of worldwide marketing and business development at Ekahau. “Having direct access to the ArubaCare team should a potential integration problem ever arise provides real peace of mind to our end users.” “Aruba provided invaluable assistance on promotional programs to highlight the benefits of our certified MobiControl mobile device management platform to its sales teams, prospects, and installed base customers,” said Ron Hassanwalia, director of sales and marketing at SOTI. “Multi-use mobility networks, in which devices and applications sourced from many vendors work together on one common wireless infrastructure, deliver tangible cost savings that are alluring to healthcare customers,” said Bill Quatier, global solutions manager of wireless technologies at Welch Allyn. “Aruba and Welch Allyn together crafted promotional programs and joint sales engagements to put this message in front of key healthcare prospects. We have also received exceptional presales exposure in Aruba's Executive Briefing Center, where our solutions are featured prominently in the healthcare mobility experience.” About Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba is a global leader in distributed enterprise networks. Its award-winning portfolio of campus, branch/teleworker, and mobile solutions simplify operations and secure access to all corporate applications and services - regardless of the user's device, location, or network. This dramatically improves productivity and lowers capital and operational costs. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook. © 2011 Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks' trademarks include Airwave®, Aruba Networks®, Aruba Wireless Networks®, the registered Aruba the Mobile Edge Company logo, Aruba Mobility Management System®,Mobile Edge Architecture®, People Move. Networks Must Follow®, RFProtect®, and Green Island®. All rights reserved.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Aruba Networks, Inc.Wilson Craig, +1-408-516-6182wcraig@arubanetworks.com