Cloud-managed network solution from Juniper Networks and Aerohive

Two businesses form a technology alliance combining Aerohive Wi-Fi APs and HiveManager network management tool with Juniper Networks’ EX Series Ethernet switches, Junos Space Network Director and SRX Series services gateways

Cloud-managed network solution from Juniper Networks and Aerohive

Aerohive Networks and Juniper Network have established a new technology alliance to deliver cloud-managed wired and wireless solutions to distributed enterprises, including in retail, K-12 education, as well as state and local government customer segments.

The solution couples Aerohive’s cloud Wi-Fi products coupled with Juniper Networks’ switches, network management and security offerings with the aim of helping enterprises simplify network planning, orchestration, and deployment, in particular handling BYOD and IoT issues, as well as providing a secure, scalable, and high-performance network infrastructure from the wireless edge to the core.

To address these challenges, Aerohive and Juniper have teamed up to deliver an interoperable solution aimed at eliminating the IT burden for enterprises with a large number of remote locations. Customers will have a choice of deployment in the cloud or on-premises to address the needs of enterprises of any size.

Aerohive’s HiveManager enables centralised planning, management, troubleshooting, and analytics for WLANs. HiveManager can be deployed on premises or in the cloud to fit the needs of every enterprise. By deploying Aerohive’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points with Juniper Networks’ EX Series Ethernet Switches, Junos Space Network Director and Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways, customers are able to achieve a simple, scalable, and secure wired and wireless solution, the two companies asserted.

In addition, the joint solution will further enable large distributed enterprises across industries such as retail, K-12 education (a system used widely in North America and elsewhere), and state and local government to realize the full potential of mobility as a platform for gaining cloud-based insights, launching revenue-generating services, and delivering rich, contextual end-customer experiences by leveraging Aerohive’s HiveManager application and analytics platform.

Building on Juniper’s Open Convergence Framework, the companies’ open, standards-based hardware and software products enhance investment protection as they collaborate on joint global go-to-market opportunities with their customers and channel partners. The companies’ joint solution therefore offers the market a cloud platform for enterprise networks that transforms how businesses connect with their customers in the mobile-first world.

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