Oil States International deploys Aruba solutions, dumps Cisco

Infotech Lead America: Oil States International has deployed Aruba Networks’ solutions in several locations around the world.

The global oil company selected Aruba Networks to eliminate connectivity problems for users and handle increase in calls to the helpdesk and reduce more headaches for the IT team.

Oil States International has evaluated both Aruba and Cisco.

Rejecting Cisco’s solutions, the oil company deployed Aruba’s mobility controllers, a mix of both indoor and outdoor access points including Aruba AP-105s, AP-120s, AP-60s and AP-175s, and Aruba Remote Access Points (RAPs) to cost-effectively connect new branch offices.

Doug Mullane, network manager for Oil States, said: “Aruba’s solution is so robust and the management system is much more intuitive. For a small IT team like ours, the ability to centralize and quickly troubleshoot problems is critical. With our Aruba deployment, we’ve seen an 80 percent reduction in wireless support request calls.”

Aruba’s centralized management capabilities were key to enabling the kind of mobility Oil States wanted to give to their employees. With the Aruba infrastructure in place, employees are now automatically connected to the wireless network as soon as they open their laptop or turn on their device in any Oil States location.

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