Aerohive Networks Positioned as a “Visionary” in the First Combined Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Magic Quadrant
Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. (1) Vendors were evaluated based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
- According to the report, “A vendor in the Visionaries quadrant has demonstrated the ability to increase the features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary will have innovated in one or more key area of access layer technologies (e.g., convergence, security, management or operational efficiency).”
- According to Gartner, “Connectivity at the edge of an enterprise network is more than just a wired or wireless LAN infrastructure. Enterprises must choose infrastructure vendors that support network services, including security and management, and can integrate wired and wireless networking products.”
- The report summarizes, “Limited IT resources, increased mobility and reduced IT budgets are providing catalysts for the buying behavior at the edge of the network. The number of switching ports deployed at the edge of the network is decreasing, as enterprises continue to right size their infrastructures, and as growing mobility requirements change the way enterprises look at the edge of the network. In a recent Gartner survey, 76% of enterprises noted that a single IT resource was used to manage these changes. As a result of these changes, Gartner is seeing the emergence of a single buying decision for wired and wireless connectivity at the edge of the network.”
(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Wired & Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (Global), 2012" Timothy Zimmerman and Mark Fabbi, June 14, 2012.
“We are proud to be positioned as a 'Visionary' in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure,” said David Flynn, CEO, Aerohive Networks. “We believe that this achievement is a testament to Aerohive’s commitment to developing innovative, reliable and scalable solutions enabling our customers to deploy networks that are optimized for mobility and operational simplicity.”
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