Aruba Instant Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Very simple setup, easy to use, rock-solid dependability. Has many advanced features: * Built-in firewall * Local radius * Application visibility and control * Not locked into support agreements… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Wireless access is very reliable; once I install, it is solid and works very well.

What needs improvement?

Although built-in troubleshooting tools are available, they are not at all intuitive to use. Aruba Instant lacks decent documentation to use for troubleshooting wireless issues (fortunately there… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Avoid the Central cloud license if you can.

What other advice do I have?

When adding new IAPs to an existing cluster, make sure they are factory default and the same firmware version as is running on the cluster.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Meraki.
Real User
IT Support Specialist at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it provides a redundant wireless connection for a client. This solution is easy to install and it has good performance.

How has it helped my organization?

We are using the Ubiquiti UniFi access points and they were dropping data packets, but using Aruba has solved that problem.

What needs improvement?

This solution would be improved if they supplied free software controllers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I purchased the hardware and there are no monthly or yearly licenses to buy.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are using Ubiquity access points and using Aruba has solved the problem of dropping network packets. However, Ubiquity has the advantage of free software controllers.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution that is easy to install and performs well. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
UsaidRashid
Real User
Deputy Manager - Technical Services ICT-ELV at Eurostargroup
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The virtual controller can handles up to 16 access points. The features you get in the controller are excellent. You can handle all of the access points at once virtually instead of manually handling each one. You're able to populate all of the information to all of the access points through the… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution should be able to support more users on the access points. The solution should allow for more roaming capabilities. If you're roaming from one access point to another, the process should be quicker. The solution could use auto-channeling so that it could automatically pick up channel… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We've used Huawei, which is also good. We're integrators, so we implement either solution according to the project requirements of our clients. I do find Aruba more stable and easier to use than Huawei, however.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution; I find it more stable than other options. I'd rate it nine out of ten.
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