Author Archives: Matthew Norwood

Aerohive’s Private Pre-Shared Key Technology

A fairly common question I get asked when talking to people about Aerohive Networks is “what makes us different?” In other words, why should they choose Aerohive to replace their existing wireless vendor? It is a fair question. After all, … Continue reading

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Does Aerohive Scale?

Note: If you are a TL/DR type of person, let me give you the short answer to the title of the post: Yes! 🙂 For everyone else, I will try my hardest to keep this as short as possible. I … Continue reading

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From Multi-Vendor To Single-Vendor

Careers take a funny turn a lot of times. Opportunities come up that you weren’t expecting and the timing is never as perfect as you want it to be. At least, that is how it has always been with me. … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of the CCIE

Just a short post to let you know this blog is not dead. I have not written anything in several months. While I have several posts that are partially complete, I have not been able to finish them…..yet. For the … Continue reading

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Aruba and HP – The Remaining Pieces

I wrote previously about the Aruba and HP ecosystems. You can find that post here. I also wrote about Aruba’s culture here, and although I had planned on writing about HP’s culture as I understand it, I don’t know that … Continue reading

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Aruba and HP – The Ecosystem Is King

Note: This is part of a multi-post series I am writing that compares Aruba to HP and how the integration of Aruba Networks into HP might play out. You can read my intro post here. I am a HUGE fan … Continue reading

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Let’s Revisit The Aruba Networks Acquisition

Back in February, I wrote a piece entitled “HP Buying Aruba?”. In that post, I provided some context around why I thought HP buying Aruba could end up being a bad idea. I also mentioned in that post that I … Continue reading

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HP Buying Aruba?

Two things happened today. First, Twitter blew up at some point with rumors of HP in talks to buy Aruba. Second, my shares of Aruba stock shot up about 20%. I was disappointed with the first and pleased with the second. … Continue reading

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Cisco Wireless Transmit Power Control

I’m going to start out by telling you something you probably already know. Every vendor has their own way of doing things. Sometimes it makes perfect sense, and other times you end up scratching your head wondering why that particular … Continue reading

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The Importance of Product Education

I learned something new this afternoon. While other users of this product were already aware of it, I was not. This is something that is specific to the Wi-Fi community, but there is a larger point affecting all practitioners of … Continue reading

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