Enterprise Network Infrastructure: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Channel Chief: Donna Grothjan, VP, Worldwide Channels
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, will be expanding its presence in the red-hot SD-WAN arena. In July Hewlett Packard Enterprise struck a deal to acquire Silver Peak, a longtime leader in the fast-growing SD-WAN market segment, for approximately $925 million. HPE plans to combine Silver Peak and its SD-WAN technology with its Aruba networking subsidiary after the acquisition is completed later this year.
Aruba swept the Enterprise Network Infrastructure category with an overall ARC score of 90.7. That included top scores of 95.9 in product innovation (including 101.7 in product quality and reliability), 87.8 in support, 92.2 in partnership and 85.8 in managed and cloud services.