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Pros
"The stability of the solution is very good.""The most valuable feature is that it provides a redundant wireless connection for a client.""The features I have found most valuable is that the solution creates a guest portal for guest networks, and setting up SSID authentication to the regular server.""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 virtual controller as well. It transforms everything it a single access point, which simplifies things.""In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market.""The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature.""The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature."

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"It is more cost effective and gives more flexibility.""Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable."

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Cons
"Technical support needs improvement. We use the forum for technical support assistance, but it's not enough. If you're talking with a technician, they're in India. They cannot give you the service that you need. Sometimes have problems with some personal services and technical support is not helpful in this area.""This solution would be improved if they supplied free software controllers.""The captive portal through Facebook doesn't work.""The solution should be able to support more users on the access points.""There is a problem in the preferred portal access points when I'm using the portal.""There was only ever one case in which an access point failed, but it was reintegrated. The issue was more of a matter of oversight. One part of the network had covered ten access points.""The meshing could use improvement but aside from that nothing else really needs improvement.""The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger."

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"Pricing is a bit expensive.""They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I purchased the hardware and there are no monthly or yearly licenses to buy.""We only pay for the support and the contract licenses from Aruba Instant.""The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."

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"I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful.
Top Answer: The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000.
Top Answer: The product could be improved by having the ability to support more access points in one cluster. I would also suggest that the multicast be more efficient. Improved managing of the multicast could be… more »
Top Answer: 1) The VA has no automated backup function. 2) It's not possible to configure port security. 3) There is no API-interface available.
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Also Known As
Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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Overview

Aruba Instant delivers the only controllerless Wi-Fi solution that is easy to set-up, and loaded with security and smarts needed to accelerate your business without breaking your budget.

ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

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Sample Customers
Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday ParksHenry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company18%
University10%
Media Company5%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School23%
University11%
Non Tech Company9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company20%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise35%
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Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Offers a lot of flexibility, almost everything can be configured". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Very stable and easy to configure and deploy". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, TP-Link Auranet EAP, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless and Ubiquiti Wireless.

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