New York, NY – March 7, 2017 – Align, a global provider of technology solutions, and Aerohive Networks®, the fastest growing enterprise Wi-Fi vendor, today announced their partnership.
Today’s workplace is rapidly shifting toward a highly distributed model, as connectivity and mobility improve and meet employees’ needs. Modern businesses expect to use videoconferencing, tablets and BYOD devices around the office with easy access and superior network speeds. Additionally, the Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to expand from 8.6 billion devices to 20.4 billion in three years1, adding a multitude of endpoints to be securely managed over corporate networks.
While many companies acknowledge the opportunity for wireless technology to empower mobile, flexible workers and scale to devices and network use, their wireless solutions are often slow, burdensome to implement and manage, and inflexible to the business’ changing needs. These shifting network requirements set off a transition to the controller-less design as its cloud-based architecture offers scalability, easier deployment, API integration and improved management.
“As a global technology provider with over 30 years of experience, we’ve based our reputation on anticipating the evolution of technologies and selecting advanced partners,” said Jim Dooling, CEO and President of Align. “As clients are shifting production workloads to wireless networks, we recognized the need for the innovation Aerohive delivers.”
The Align and Aerohive solution helps clients create a flexible workplace with reliable production networks, providing advanced security, analytics, activity mapping and API integration without compromising security needs. Align and Aerohive have delivered the solution for companies in multiple verticals across the United States.
“As our first Aerohive HiveCare™ Authorized Partner, Align’s networking and wireless experts have the technical acumen to engineer, implement and manage Aerohive wireless networks to achieve the full benefits of our design,” said Michael O’Brien, vice president of global channels, Aerohive. “Align’s unique strengths in API integration can turn a client’s wireless environment into an analytic and business platform.”
Modern IT organizations are using cloud-based services to adapt to an increasingly digital world, a trend industry experts predict to permeate wireless solutions. With Aerohive’s cloud-based model, Align can deliver an industry-leading, fully managed wireless service to optimize workplace flexibility, network reliability and security, and the use of IT resources.
1Gartner. Gartner Says 8.4 Billion. February 2017. http://gtnr.it/2kkF9KQ
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About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) enables our customers to simply and confidently connect to the information, applications, and insights they need to thrive. Our simple, scalable, and secure platform delivers mobility without limitations. For our customers worldwide, every access point is a starting point. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog, or become a fan on our Facebook page.
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