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Aruba marks 15 years as Leader in W/LAN Magic Quadrant

Tue 8 Dec 2020

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, for the fifteenth year has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, and is positioned furthest to the right in Vision, as compared to all vendors. 

In the companion Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure report, Aruba has received the highest score in all six use cases – the second time it has scored highest across all use cases.

Gartner evaluates vendors included in the Magic Quadrant based on two primary criteria: completeness of vision and ability to execute. 

HPE (Aruba) was positioned the furthest in vision of all vendors in the quadrant, which, according to a statement from Aruba, “recognises the company's continued innovation and ability to anticipate and address customer challenges”.

In the Critical Capabilities report, Gartner evaluated vendor effectiveness in addressing an organisation's needs in six key use cases: Unified Wired and WLAN Access, WLAN-only Refresh/New Build, Wired-only Refresh/New build, Remote Branch Office with Corporate HQ, Performance Stringent Applications, and Hands-off NetOps. 

Aruba received the highest scores in all six of these use cases.

"Our 'Customer First, Customer Last' culture drives our commitment and focus across the entire Aruba organisation from building our products and delivering our services, to helping our customers and partners in the field and supporting them on the back-end," says Aruba Hong Kong and Macau director and general manager Kenneth Ma. 

"The continued recognition by Gartner of HPE (Aruba) is gratifying and we couldn't be prouder of our clear market leadership via Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform). The networking landscape may have changed over the past 15 years with different vendors coming and going but Aruba's commitment to customer-driven innovation has kept us on the forefront at every step, becoming the Edge authority that the market turns to time and again. We are grateful to our customers and partners for their continued trust."

In addition to the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure and Critical Capabilities reports, HPE (Aruba) has also been recognised by Gartner for other aspects of its portfolio. 

In September 2020, just two years after launching its SD-Branch solution, Aruba was recognised as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, and Silver Peak, recently acquired by HPE (Aruba) was positioned as a Leader for the third consecutive year. 

HPE (Aruba) was also positioned as a Visionary in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center and Cloud Networking.

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