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SR2124P Switch ships to complete entire portfolio

Aerohive is excited to announce availability of the SR2124P switch. The SR2124P is a high-performance switch with 24 Gigabit PoE+ ports and 4 10-Gigabit SFP/SFP+ uplink ports. Aerohive is now shipping its entire portfolio of switches!  Similar to other Aerohive switches, the SR2124P leverages HiveOS...

Out with the old Wi-Fi, in with the new

Check out this video from our partner Securicore showing how Aerohive's controller-less Wi-Fi solution brings you up to speed:  

The Infinitely Scalable Controller: Round 2

If you're gonna have a controller, better make it an infinitely scalable one! In the spirit of April Fools Day, a day that Aerohive notoriously has fun with, we are bringing back an Oldie-but-Goodie. We thought this one was so good, and we have so many new people following us, and we have been rather...

A big day at Aerohive - $HIVE is now #OPEN on the #NYSE!

Aerohive went public today! Thanks to our customers for making it possible! Aerohive and the AerohiveBEE buzzing around the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) floor.                Aerohive CEO David Flynn on camera.   Back in Sunnyvale, the IPO party was in full swing starting at 6am California time!              Some...

Spice mixtures, unforgiving cuisines, and wireless network product architecture

Some things just go together. Macaroni and cheese. Bacon and eggs. Cheese and crackers. Chips and salsa. (Reese’s would add peanut butter and chocolate.) Cheeseburgers and fries. Or, for a healthier take, tomato and avocado. Apples and cinnamon. Or, for something totally different, basically any...

What is a WLAN controller (part 2)

So I published a blog last week going through the history of WLAN controllers and why they exist as part of WLAN architecture. While the blog itself generated some good conversation, the Oxford dictionary definition didn’t quite cover the entirety of what a WLAN controller really is. Maybe I’ll try...

What is a WLAN controller (part 1)

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a “Controller” is defined as:  Therefore, a wireless LAN controller is a device that directs or regulates traffic on the wireless network and is sold by WLAN controller vendors.  So why does this device exist on WLAN networks and not in a switch or router...

Large school district ditches controllers for reliable Wi-Fi

When the IT team at Horry County Schools in South Carolina was spending half the day trying to solve wireless issues, they knew it was time for a change. Moving away from a controller-based network was a big decision for a school district bigger than the state of Rhode Island with over 38,000...

Cloud Controllers are EOL, Too!

Yes, you have gotten the controllers are EOL notice, but this is not limited to just hardware controllers. Controllers in the cloud solutions are also EOL! Do you think Cisco Meraki is a controller-less solution? Cisco Meraki claims that their WLAN access points are “100 Percent Cloud Managed” and no...

Life and Death of the WLAN Controller

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -- Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost Today we are commemorating the passing of … well technically...