Where Does Juniper's Aruba Partnership Leave Trapeze?
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Networking vendors Juniper and Aruba are partnering on wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies under a deal announced this week.
A big question that needs to asked about the Juniper/Aruba partnership is where it leaves Juniper's Trapeze WLAN business. Juniper acquired Wi-Fi vendor Trapeze Networks for $152 million in 2010 in a bid to improve its WLAN portfolio.
Dhritiman Dasgupta, senior director of marketing at Juniper Networks, told Enterprise Networking Planet that Juniper is committed to its WLAN business and is actively working with customers and partners to deploy Juniper wireless solutions. That said, he noted that Juniper recognizes that enterprise customers today want flexibility to deploy best-of-breed network solutions.
"We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Aruba to offer customers access to converged network solutions built on the best products from both vendors," Dasgupta said.