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Aruba Atmosphere 2018

Robert Boardman joins the show to share his experience as a first-time attendee at Aruba Atmosphere.

Aruba Atmosphere 2018

Aruba Atmosphere 2018

Hosted at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Aruba Atmosphere packed in about 3000 wireless professionals for a great conference. Robert Boardman joins the show to share his experience in attending for the first time.

Robert describes Atmosphere as being different compared to the giant conferences. It’s highly focused on wireless. There aren’t a lot of vendors, probably less than 20 of them.

The best part of Aruba Atmosphere were the sessions. You learn so much about Aruba’s solutions and you get to see what’s coming out soon.

A favorite session of Robert’s was Nuts and Bolts of Wireless by Eric Johnson. If you have an Airheads account, be sure to check this session out if it becomes available.

Aruba brought out NetInsights which is their machine learning and AI platform which helps provide the network administrator with data-driven action items. Data is pulled from the access point and different metrics can be gathered such as performance anomalies, performance of clients, and performance of access points. It will also provide some configuration optimization recommendations.

Also at Aruba Atmosphere was Tech Field Day covering the event. They hosted a panel of delegates fielding questions from the audience on three big topics. The session was moderated by Tom Hollingsworth. Check out the recording of Tech Field Day.



The big news from Aruba Networks was their intent to acquire Cape Networks. We see this tying into NetInsights but time will tell how it will get integrated into Aruba.


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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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