Aruba Steps Into WAN Acceleration

Tuesday Mar 30th 2010 by Sean Michael Kerner
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WAN acceleration is a hot space with its share of big competitors. Wi-Fi vendor Aruba, however, sees an opening.

WAN acceleration is a hot space with its share of big competitors. Wi-Fi vendor Aruba, however, sees an opening.


Why put networking assets on-site when you can put them in the cloud? That's part of the premise of the new Virtual Branch Network 2.0 (VBN) solution from wireless networking vendor Aruba Networks.

With VBN 2.0, Aruba is providing its users with WAN acceleration technology as well as cloud-based security. Aruba had traditionally been known as a wireless networking vendor, but in recent years has been moving into the wired space. Now, VBN 2.0 expands on the promise of Aruba's first VBN solution, which aimed to provide users with remote branch services from a single access point.

"When we introduced VBN 1.0, the goal was to simplify connectivity and security from the branch office back to the corporate datacenter," Mike Tennefoss, head of strategic marketing for Aruba told InternetNews.com. "VBN 2.0 is the beginning of the cloud-based branch and we think, ultimately, that will render branch routers obsolete."

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