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Boost Application Performance with HPE Smart Rate Switches and Aruba Wireless LAN Solutions

From the Internet of Things (IoT) to interactive video to location-based services, many of today’s OEM solutions demand high speed, high-capacity wireless connectivity.   To that end, many OEMs are adopting 802.11ac Wave 2 technology. The latest Wi-Fi standard supports higher WLAN data rates and higher client densities.802.11ac Wave 2 is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications like video and for applications supporting an abundance of endpoints like IoT.  But implementing 802.11ac Wave 2 over existing customer networks can be a challenge. If your solution depends on existing customer network infrastructure, HPE can save you time and money. 

Avoid Costly Wiring Upgrades with HPE Smart Rate

802.11ac Wave 2 supports data rates of up to 6.9 Gbps. But most businesses connect WLAN access points (APs) over older twisted-pair copper cabling (Category 5 Ethernet) that tops out at 1 Gbps.   Ripping out and replacing existing wiring can be expensive and time-consuming.

HPE can help you and your customers avoid costly and disruptive cable plant upgrades, with HPE Smart Rate—a new type of Ethernet switch interface that supports data rates of up to 10 Gbps over older Category 5 cabling. Smart Rate helps you accelerate customer deployments, while reducing implementation expenses. Upgrade the Ethernet switches and the APs.  Leave the wiring intact.

HPE Smart Rate can reduce your customer’s overall project investment cost and position you as their forward-thinking technology partner.

Gain a Competitive Edge with HPE and Aruba

Resell Cisco networking gear? Make the move to HPE and Aruba to improve the performance and economics of your solutions.

  • Deliver superior end-user experiences – deliver secure Wi-Fi at blazing fast speeds with Aruba 802.11ac Wave 2 access points.
  • Accelerate customer implementations – avoid costly and time-consuming cable plant upgrades with HPE Smart Rate switches.
  • Unleash innovation – deliver compelling solutions for the mobile first, cloud-first world of IT with an end-to-end networking portfolio with unified management, from Aruba and HPE.

Already use ProLiant servers in your designs?  Add networking platforms from HPE and Aruba to your solutions to boost business results.  By leveraging a single supplier for all your technology needs you can streamline integration and certification efforts, improve solution quality and customer satisfaction, and reduce development and logistics expenses. 


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