If you didn’t catch my post on Expectations and Predictions #ATM2018, In this episode of ToDSFromDS I’m doing a recap of ATM18 and and about which of my predictions came true, which ones didn’t and overall about the conference and Aruba’s strategy.
Prediction: Aruba OS 8 going mainstream – Confirmed
Everything being talked about and discussed on the wireless front was about AOS8.
Prediction: New Wireless controller hardware – Confirmed
Aruba brought out a larger version of it’s 7200 series controller with 40/100G interface options. Same general AP counts as the 7240XM, but with faster interfaces and more aggregate throughput.
NetInsight: NetInsight New and Improved – Confirmed
Lots of discussions around NetInsight, but honestly I’m not sure how much of this is new or just Rasa being rebranded. Still, everything was very interesting.
Prediction: New 5400 replacement – WRONG
I didn’t really expect this, but no new switches really discussed. Lots of discussions around their Core/Aggregation switching with the 8400 and 8320 models and ArubaOS-CX.
Prediction: SD-WAN – Confirmed
SD-WAN was an easy bet. They did briefly mention it, and demo some functionality, but the main message was “Coming Soon.”
Prediction: PPSK – WRONG
Nothing on this front discussed. Some discussion around SAE and WPA3, but nothing addressing the current use-case for Per-User Preshared Keys.