Aruba releases new WLAN OS

ArubaOS intended to provide stability and performance for WLAN networks

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Aruba releases new WLAN OS ArubaOS 6.1.3.4 is designed to give stability to large scale wireless networks.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 22, 2012

Aruba has announced a new software update for its wireless LANs, that is intended to provide consistent performance and fast recovery from interruptions.

The new ArubaOS 6.1.3.4 for Aruba mobility controllers is designed for large scale mobility networks, to ensure high performance and a minimum of downtime.

The ArubaOS has an ‘airtime fairness' approach, which means that no single group of clients can monopolize network resources over another, to avoid unpredictable bandwidth allocations and failure of connections.

The solution is also able to provide superior performance for unified communications applications, through prioritizing UC applications, with fast recovery time so that even video conference calls can be kept connected.

Aruba says that the new OS provided Aruba's WLAN with up to four times better performance than a Cisco WLAN in testing, and up to seven times faster recovery.

"Aruba recognizes that the most important measure of WLAN resiliency is uninterrupted access to clients and applications," said Keerti Melkote, chief technology officer for Aruba Networks. "Today's mobility networks must accommodate the huge influx of mobile devices on the network, as well as the real-time voice and video applications that are now part of most users' daily interactions. With this new software and our existing wireless LAN portfolio, Aruba is helping enterprises meet these challenges, providing a level of performance and resiliency that, as testing demonstrates, other wireless LAN vendors cannot match."

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