ShoreTel + Aruba: New Solutions for Mid-Market & Enterprise Businesses
There’s plenty of great news to report regarding ShoreTel’s partnership with Aruba.
Just today, ShoreTel announced that Aruba Network solutions are now certified worldwide with ShoreTel Connect. These certifications extend the long-standing relationship ShoreTel has had with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) now that Aruba Networks is an HP Enterprise company. Read more about today’s announcement here.
The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s Atmosphere 2016 gathering, Aruba's annual customer and partner event that was held March 7-10 in Las Vegas. ShoreTel was a first-time sponsor of the event which was attended by more than 2,000 participants seeking to learn more about new and updated Aruba and HPE technology, Aruba partners’ technology and hear how the integration of Aruba within the larger HPE organization has come along.
This years’ conference was Aruba’s biggest yet in terms of attendance; the conference was sold out and may have to move it to a larger venue next year.
ShoreTel’s presence included our branded booth, which highlighted ShoreTel technology-- including Connect, our newly certified Aruba products, our UCaaS offerings with HPE, Ingram Micro and ScanSource. The ShoreTel exhibit was perfectly positioned next to the entrance and exit to the exhibit hall, which resulted in quite a bit of booth traffic. ShoreTel partners and customers, as well as prospective partners and customers, were among our many visitors. We talked to many CTOs, presidents, and IT directors. All of the Aruba partners we spoke with were interested in the partnership and wanted more information about Cloud Connect.
There was a large contingent of Education/GOV/Finance in attendance which it made extremely valuable for members of our vertical team to attend. In addition, we were able to have dedicated meetings with Aruba Sales and Channel leadership as well as meetings with leaders from ScanSource and Ingram Micro, with follow-up meetings being scheduled. These meetings will help us further strengthen our alliance with Aruba.
Aruba will hold similar conferences in EMEA and AP later this year and ShoreTel looks forward to participating in those as well.
If you have any questions regarding the conference or our alliance with Aruba/HPE, please contact Paul Foucher at email@example.com.
Pictured above: Paul Foucher (in orange shirt) staffs the ShoreTel booth at Aruba Atmosphere 2016 with ShoreTel teammates Monica Frace, Partner Business Manager, and Rod Davis, Director - Solutions Architect West.