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Serge,
Aerohive is pretty good about letting you test drive their WAPs. I  did a small trial with an AP and they have pretry good reporting and a good RF deploying tool right out of the box. The AP is easy to configure right out of the box but it ultimately comes down to how you feel about cloud controller management. It will easily make it to your wifi vendor shortlist.
The closest competitor is Cisco's newly acquisition Meraki.

Thanks,

Gonzalo Cervantes

Barnard College
Associate Director of Networks, BCIT
Elliott Lower Level
Tel. 212.854.8795
Fax. 212.854.3606
www.barnard.edu/bcit

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On Mar 11, 2013 6:42 PM, "KUENY Serge" <net57@free.fr> wrote:
Hello,

What is your opinion about Aerohive ( http://aerohive.com ) wifi systems ?
Did you test it? use it ? how many APs ?
Did it compare well with big player (Cisco and others) ?

Regards
Serge

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Aerohive doesn't require cloud management like Meraki, though.  They do have a virtual hive manager solution you can deploy via VMware.

They just released layer 7 reporting, as well as announced switches that will be coming out in phases this year.

We just made the decision to deploy them on our campus beginning July 1.  In the end, we should have 300 APs, but phase 1 will have less than 50.  What we really liked is they allowed us to get off the ground quicker without having to invest all of our first years cap expense in controllers. 

Contact me off list if you have more specific questions about our selection process.

-Jesse

On Mar 11, 2013 6:59 PM, "Gonzalo Cervantes" <gcervantes@barnard.edu> wrote:
Serge,
Aerohive is pretty good about letting you test drive their WAPs. I  did a small trial with an AP and they have pretry good reporting and a good RF deploying tool right out of the box. The AP is easy to configure right out of the box but it ultimately comes down to how you feel about cloud controller management. It will easily make it to your wifi vendor shortlist.
The closest competitor is Cisco's newly acquisition Meraki.

Thanks,

Gonzalo Cervantes

Barnard College
Associate Director of Networks, BCIT
Elliott Lower Level
Tel. 212.854.8795
Fax. 212.854.3606
www.barnard.edu/bcit<http://www.barnard.edu/bcit>

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On Mar 11, 2013 6:42 PM, "KUENY Serge" <net57@free.fr<mailto:net57@free.fr>> wrote:
Hello,

What is your opinion about Aerohive ( http://aerohive.com ) wifi systems ?
Did you test it? use it ? how many APs ?
Did it compare well with big player (Cisco and others) ?

Regards
Serge

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Might send this one to the wireless LAN Educause list. Seems a lot of us are on both but you might get more answers there. Mearl Danner Systems Programmer Samford University Technology Services http://www.samford.edu
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