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Aruba Cuts the Core with Microsoft Lync

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 Aruba Cuts the Core with Microsoft Lync - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Networks & Connectivity - WiFi
Applicable Industries
  • Telecommunications
Use Cases
  • Remote Collaboration
The Customer
About The Customer
IT department of Aruba
The Challenge

Aruba's IT team purchased a telephony system which is going end-of-life and this would become a bottleneck to growth. While they began investigating modern PBX systems, they were also considering put their own Wi-Fi infrastructure to work by adopting a Unified Communications and Collaboration solution.

The Solution

Aruba is partnering with Microsoft for enterprise solutions such as Lync for instant messaging as well as Exchange, Office and SharePoint. This partnership includes extensive testing of Microsoft solutions on Aruba infrastructure, resulting in tight, and reliable integrations.

Data Collected
Communication Performance
Operational Impact
  • [Management Effectiveness - Centralized Management]
    Aruba unified communication and collaboration dashboard boosts efficiency by givng systems and network administrators a common management platform.
  • [Cost Reduction - Operation]
    Integrates Lync Software-Defined Networking API wiht Aruba AirWave providing IT with the Aruba UCC dashboard for granular visibility and automated QoS, simplifying operations and reducing costs.
  • [Product Improvement - User Experience]
    Role-based employee and guest access eliminates the need for dedicated voice VLANs, reducing networking complexity and further enhancing user experiences.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Eliminate wires to desktop and desk phones, saving $2 million in capital and operating expenses over four years.

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