“Our IT staff is lean, so it was very important that our new wireless LAN be able to meet the varying needs of the schools in our district, as well as offer simple, cost-effective deployment,” said Ronald R. Rodriguez, Chief Information Officer for the Durham Catholic District School Board. “Aruba delivers all of this. The Aruba interface is intuitive, and our network is now self-configurable and can be managed from a central location. Best of all, we can have both a traditional, controller-based solution in the schools where we need it, and the Aruba Instant controller-less APs for quick installation in our elementary schools, without sacrificing any crucial enterprise-class features.”“Aruba is the only WLAN vendor to offer both controller-less and controller-based deployments on a single architecture,” said Sylvia Hooks, Director, Product Marketing for Aruba. “This allows school districts like DCDSB to not only mix and match between the two architectures based on their initial needs, but to also alter their deployment as their requirements change over time. With Aruba, school districts can keep 100 percent of their initial investment since switching from controller-less to controller-based APs doesn't require any hardware changes.” DCDSB’s new WLAN will also include the Aruba AirWave Network Management System and Aruba RAPs for staff who work off-site. The Aruba RAPs will enable Board personnel to connect to the network and access District resources from remote locations, just as if they were sitting in their office. “When we started looking for our new wireless LAN solution, we knew we had to invest for the long-term,” continued Rodriguez. “We have a responsibility to the taxpayers that support the Durham Catholic District School Board to find and deploy cost-effective technologies that support our current educational objectives and processes, and are robust enough to carry us into the future. Our Aruba wireless infrastructure should allow us to continue deploying innovative technologies in our classrooms, providing our K-12 students with an exceptional educational experience.”
About the Durham Catholic District School BoardThe Durham Catholic District School Board shares a sense of community among families, educators and parishes and is committed to integrating the teachings of the Gospel with quality educational programs that guide students in their journeys to meeting the Catholic Graduate Expectations. The Board currently serves approximately 22,690 students in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Port Perry and Beaverton across 40 elementary schools, eight secondary schools and eight alternative and continuing education sites. About Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com. © 2013 Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks’ trademarks include the design mark for AirWave, Aruba Networks ® , Aruba Wireless Networks ® , the registered Aruba the Mobile Edge Company logo, the registered AirWave logo, Aruba Mobility Management System ® , Mobile Edge Architecture ® , People Move. Networks Must Follow ® , RFProtect ® , Green Island ® . All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.