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This is the first project Aruba had taken up at an educational institute in the UAE. Image Credit: Pixabay

The tech solutions provider Aruba has completed a wired and wireless networking project at five campuses operated by Innoventures Education in Dubai. The installation of over 1,000 APs provides extensive coverage as over 10,000 devices connect to the network from within these schools.

These are the Dubai International Academy in Al Barsha and Emirates Hills, Collegiate International School, Raffles International School and Raffles World Academy in Dubai, as well as nine Raffles Early Learning Centres.

“Aruba’s wired and wireless connectivity has eliminated the physical boundaries of the campus and enabled our students and teachers to stay connected, both on campus and online,” said Poonam Bhojani, CEO, Innoventures Education. “This has made it possible for us to deliver anywhere, anytime teaching and learning, thereby creating a fully integrated learning environment.”

Poonam-&-Jacob at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
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Innoventures Education has over 7,500 students, studying in schools and nurseries. In addition there are about 1,250 staff members. “From a technology perspective, it is our mission to provide a secured network that enables our students to access various learning systems that enhance the learning experience,’ said Bhojani. “A strong network is a backbone of IT services and is an essential requirement in today’s world.”

It thus became the first educational institute in the UAE to implement an end-to-end Aruba network architecture, enabling an IT environment comprising infrastructure from Hewlett Packard and HP desktops, laptops, and printing equipment.

“While we did our due diligence and evaluated other vendors which were also Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders, we were especially impressed by Aruba’s diverse range of enhanced Network Access Control (NAC) solutions and security orchestration with ClearPass,” said Bhojani.

Ensuring best IT experiences is important, especially in today’s campus where device proliferation and security concerns require detailed visibility and management of the network.

- Jacob Chacko, Regional Director at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.