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Michael Bartlett
Consultant
President at Marine Alignment, Inc.
Oct 12 2018

What is most valuable?

* HiveManager is incredibly useful for managing APs and switches from one cloud interface. * It is simple to onboard new devices, and update policies across all devices. *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Reliable WiFi across each floor. * Segmented networks. * VLANs for security. * Much better environment for our users. * We have been able to physically and virtually… more»

What needs improvement?

Need port aggregation on the 2384 switches to take full advantage of ac on the APs. I understand that is on their product road map. The Aerohive access points have dual… more»

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

Value is there. There are probably cheaper solutions but we invest for stability and performance for the longer haul. Features and support are a big part of our purchase… more»

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

Have used Netgear, Cisco, and others. I saw the APs demonstrated and HiveManager, and went with them for the quality of the product and the ability to manage everything… more»

What other advice do I have?

I believe Aerohive is committed to being a leader in this space and that their APs for the enterprise campus are the best available. I would like to see port aggregation… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we evaluated Extreme Networks for the switches; excellent but would have required additional management and expertise. I looked again at… more»
Sandun Fernando
Real User
Network Administrator at University of Kelaniya
Aug 20 2018

What is most valuable?

The cloud-based controller through HiveManager is its most valuable feature. I can manage and configure changes to my access points from anywhere.

How has it helped my organization?

This is an implementation stage for Aerohive Wireless. We are still in a PoC with Dell Sri Lanka. HiveManager is extremely easy to use for anyone with little network experience.

What needs improvement?

Browser load time for the cloud is long and needs improvement.

What other advice do I have?

The cloud interface is decent. It has a smooth dashboard. Aerohive has been the perfect fit for a University like us. I am the Senior Network Administrator of the University. I am thrilled that I have no worries about our wireless network.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We chose to evaluate Aerohive and Cisco Meraki for this project. Price-wise Aerohive is the lowest competitive bidder for this WLAN project.
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User
Director of Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
Jun 10 2018

What is most valuable?

The lack of a controller on-site gives us one less point of failure for this critical system. The cloud management gives us the tools and reports that we need to monitor and troubleshoot the network.

How has it helped my organization?

Wireless is no longer a ‘nice to have’ feature. It has become an essential component to a comprehensive network plan. Wireless is the default for BYOD users and mobile staff. The choice of a wireless vendor was incredibly important given the increasing reliance on mobility. Installing a campus-wide WLAN has given us more flexibility in meeting and classroom spaces, and it provides a value-added… more»

What needs improvement?

We have had some mediocre to poor experiences with tech support: Conflicting information, condescending attitudes, and reluctance to work to resolve an issue. Although, these were isolated, and most of our interactions have been fruitful, they still leave a lasting bad taste.
Ahmed Gendia
Reseller
User at UAS
Mar 19 2019

What do you think of ExtremeCloud IQ?

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers for this solution. The primary use case is for wifi for enterprises and for hotspots for telecom operators.

What is most valuable?

Being a controller-less solution is more cost effective and gives more flexibility.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. The deployment time depends on the size of the project but it has a normal wifi installation, site surveys, and connectivity between the management, the HiveManager, and the access points.

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

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What is ExtremeCloud IQ?

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.

Also known as
Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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