HP Still Spending- Buys Aruba Networks for $3B03 Mar 2015, Posted by Blog in
HP has Cisco squarely in its sights with $3B acquisition of Aruba Networks
Solution providers Monday said Hewlett-Packard’s $3 billion acquisition of wireless networking high-flyer Aruba Networks will put the heat on networking leader Cisco Systems.
“This deal to me shows the vulnerability of Cisco and the fiefdom Cisco had in networking,” said Bob Venero, CEO of Future Tech, a Holbrook, N.Y.-based HP and Aruba partner. “HP is going after Cisco for a bigger piece of that market.” Another top executive for a national HP enterprise partner, who did not want to be identified, said the deal opens up a new innovative, best-in-class wireless offering to go head to head against Cisco.