College of Charleston improves network manageability

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), has announced that the College of Charleston, the oldest college in South Carolina and one of the oldest in the United States, has deployed an Aruba mobile-first network to deliver secure, high-performance wireless access across its 900 acre urban campus including 130+ buildings, outdoor meeting areas, its plantation research area, athletic fields and arenas, the company said.

The new infrastructure not only delivers a measurably greater user experience but also reduces IT workloads and enables centralized management to allow IT more time to focus on strategic projects.

Founded in 1770, College of Charleston is dedicated to preserving its historic campus, but wanted to bring its aging technology into the 21st century. The College needed to replace an underperforming Xirrus network with a reliable Gigabit Wi-Fi network, and expand coverage in new buildings with higher bandwidth requirements. According to Jason Trinklein, Wireless Engineering Manager for College of Charleston, the wireless network must perform like any other utility.

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives. To learn more, visit Aruba at