Aruba Once Again Earns Prestigious Honors from Gartner (Magic Quadrant 2021)


Aruba has successfully earned two prestigious honors in the latest reports from Gartner.  

Aruba once again received the honor of being identified as a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure report conducted by Gartner. Alongside this, Aruba takes the top spot as the only vendor to achieve 3 out of 5 use cases in the Critical Capabilities report.  

Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure

Source: Gartner, Inc.

For 16 years, Aruba has merited a place in the Leaders Quadrant. What could be the secret to maintaining this desirable position? In a statement, David Hughes, the chief product and technology officer at Aruba, points out that their philosophy—customer first, customer last—plays a crucial role in what they do concerning innovating with Aruba ESP and embracing everything as-a-Service initiatives.


Let us now get a glimpse into what Aruba has accomplished with its customer-centric mindset and how the two reports reflect this.

The Magic Quadrant Report

The vendors considered were those who supply wired and wireless networking hardware and the related network software. Their products should gear towards enabling devices and end-users to connect to the enterprise wired LAN or Wi-Fi network.


The following criteria, the ability to execute and the completeness of vision, determined each position on the quadrant. Gartner affirms that Aruba deploys network infrastructure that gathers wireless telemetry data used for analytics and resolving customer issues. The capacity to carry this out warrants them a spot in the Leaders Quadrant.


With this designation, Aruba has demonstrated three abilities described by Gartner. First, they have an ability to fulfill a broad variety of customer requirements through the breadth of its access layer product family. Second, they exhibit the ability to shape the market and provide complete and differentiating access layer applications, as well as global service and support. And lastly, they can maintain strong relationships with their channels and customers. 

The Critical Capabilities Report

This research is the companion to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure. The goal is to provide I&O (infrastructure and operations) leaders with the necessary knowledge to move forward in finding the appropriate solutions that more closely meet their specific use cases.  


Out of 14 vendors, Aruba was the only one to score 3 out of 5 use cases. The use cases concentrated on: Unified Wired and WLAN Access, Hands-Off NetOps, Remote Branch Office with Corporate HQ, Wired-Only Refresh/New Build, and WLAN-Only Refresh/New Build. Gartner recommends that enterprises should evaluate Aruba globally for all wired and wireless LAN opportunities. 

The Significance of these Accomplishments for Aruba

Why do these matter? Since Aruba is committed to bringing secure edge-to-cloud solutions, these honors showcase how Aruba capably fulfills its promises to its customers.  


Gartner concerns itself with network technologies or approaches that deliver on the future technology needs of end-users. It is no surprise that Aruba enables your network to face the present challenges. But more importantly, the position of Aruba in the industry proves that it can pave the way to a network that is ready for whatever the future holds.  


You can freely access the reports of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure and the Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure for further information. 

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