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2020 Annual Report Card Winners: Solution Providers Give Top Grades To Key Vendors

Rick Whiting

For the 35th year, solution providers scored vendors in 24 technology categories based on their performance in product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services.

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.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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