Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), has been chosen by University at Buffalo (UB) to replace its legacy wireless infrastructure, the company said.
Using a combination of Aruba 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2 access points, Aruba AirWave for network management and Aruba ClearPass for policy management and guest access, the University is upgrading all three of its campus locations, totaling 150 buildings and 10m square feet to deliver ubiquitous, high-speed wireless access to students, faculty and administrators.
Founded in 1846, UB has a diverse, international student body comprised of 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students. UB has been in a rapid growth period, with new leadership that recognized the need to make high-density, robust Wi-Fi a top priority for its campuses. Driving that need was the expansion of hybrid and online courses, students´ access to videos and recorded lectures, in-classroom learning applications and of course, students´ desire to bring a myriad of devices into the residence halls.
Aruba provides 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.