Sunday, June 12, 2005

Microsoft Selects Aruba for Corporate WLAN

Aruba Networks was selected by Microsoft to provide next-generation networking equipment for its corporate network -- what is considered to be one of the world's largest WLANs serving over 25,000 simultaneous users each day across more than 60 countries around the world. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Microsoft's new WLAN will cover 277 buildings covering more than 17 million square feet. It will include Aruba mobility controllers, mobility software and some 5,000 ultra-thin Aruba wireless access points.

Aruba said the next-generation wireless LAN would help Microsoft reduce, by two orders of magnitude, the amount of equipment needed to be managed. The new infrastructure will also eliminate the need for Microsoft to deploy separate overlay networks for voice-over-wireless, guest services, RF security and wireless location services.

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