Azlan, Tech Data Europe’s specialist brand for value-added distribution of enterprise networking, server, storage and software solutions, is supporting Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s campaign to promote its Aruba Instant solutions as a high-quality wireless networking platform for Office 365 and Skype for Business. 

Aruba Instant provides zero-touch wireless network infrastructure that is uniquely tailored to Office 365 and unified communications. It is Skype for Business-certified and enables organisations to enhance user productivity in a mobile environment with minimal reliance on skilled IT resources. With adoption of Office 365 and Skype for Business accelerating amongst small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and mid-market customers, HPE has launched a campaign to promote Aruba Instant alongside Microsoft’s cloud-based collaboration and productivity solution.

Steve Cant, director, Enterprise, Infrastructure and Communications for Azlan, said: “A growing number of businesses are embracing Office 365 and Skype for Business for enhanced productivity and unified communications. Where they need to provide access for Wi-Fi roaming across locations, they will want to ensure that they have good, reliable technology in place to provide smooth, streamlined connectivity to all users at all times. Aruba Instant is designed specifically to ensure the delivery of Office 365 cloud productivity and voice services to the mobile workforce.”

“Aruba Instant is aimed at SMBs and mid-market companies that are migrating to hybrid environments,” Cant added. “For customers with 10 to 1,000 users who are now bringing cloud solutions into their infrastructure, Aruba Instant gives them a powerful, simple and affordable way to upgrade to the latest 802.11ac technology. This is a great opportunity for HPE partners to offer stable and secure Wi-Fi for reliable application delivery to mobile devices and smartphones. With Aruba Instant, customers will see immediate productivity gains from their use of Office 365 and Skype for Business.”

Aruba Instant solutions provide the Quality of Service required to support solutions such as Skype for Business for Meetings video conferencing across wireless networks, and are designed to scale up as customers grow and expand.

Resellers can offer a range of Aruba products to suit all customer needs, including Aruba Instant (IAP) 802.11ac Access Points suited to indoor, outdoor, ruggedized, and even explosion-proof deployments, and a selection of switches and controllers. In addition, HPE partners can offer a free Aruba Activate cloud configuration option and a subscription-based Aruba Central cloud management option. They can also add value for customers with Aruba’s AirWave hosted management and ClearPass for guest access, BYOD, and policy management.

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