Innovate at the speed of mobile and IoT
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, is redefining the intelligent edge with mobility and IOT solutions for organizations of all sizes globally. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve GenMobile – mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives – and to harness the power of insights to transform business processes. With infrastructure services offered as software from the public or private cloud, Aruba enables secure connectivity for mobile and IoT — under one roof. Aruba allows IT professionals to build networks that keep up with these changes by migrating away from expensive-to-operate and proprietary infrastructures, which were originally designed for fixed network connections within the physical connections of the corporate headquarters.
Laketec partnered with Aruba Networks in 2007 in response to our customers in the education space moving in the direction of BYOD, “Bring Your Own Device.” In that market, computer labs were being replaced with the philosophy of every student having their own laptop or tablet. That created enormous demand for high quality wireless networks that were designed, deployed, and maintained properly. When the success of a project involves thousands of students and directly impacts the quality of their education, you have to get it right.
Our partnership has evolved since the HPE merger and because we were already an HPE partner as well, we immediately began to see the benefits of the technology integration, as well as the manufacturer integration of the two organizations. We were well positioned to continue executing with this robust portfolio and continue to grow rapidly as a result of this strategic partnership.
Today we have deployments that range from a single access point in a small office, up through a 2,700 AP implementation at The University of Akron. The key to success in these projects is proper design, organized execution, and ongoing monitoring. Environments and demands can change quickly and with this flexible and scalable product, we are able to keep our customers ahead of the curve.
- Predictive Design
- Heat Mapping (Pre/Post install)
- Environmental Review
- Cable Plant
- Asset Tagging
- Identity and Access Control
Laketec responded to our RFQ, and supplied a very detailed map and plan to complement our infrastructure of Cisco access points along with what Laketec was representing, Aruba Access points. We were assured by the Laketec staff that the Aruba Airwave software would make all of this work and that we would have coverage throughout the School District. There were quite a few challenges and we worked very hard with the Laketec engineers to make sure all staff, faculty, and appropriate students got the access they needed. In the end all is working well and we are very close with the Laketec staff of engineers. The entire team of Laketec is responsive and easy to do business with. We are happy that we selected them as our partner.
Bedford School District
Define your Edge with Aruba
At Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, our mission is to help customers capitalize on opportunities at the Edge by harnessing the power of data. We deliver secure edge-to-cloud solutions that use AI and machine learning to make things simpler, faster, and more automated for IT.
Aruba SD Branch Overview
Laketec engineer provides an overview into Aruba’s SD-Branch solution. Aruba’s SD-Branch offering extends beyond SD-WAN to support all elements of the branch – WAN, WLAN, wired networks and security to address all of your IT network connectivity needs.
Aruba Central Enhancements - Tour of Aruba Central
Quick tour of the Aruba Central Interface
Aruba was our first partnership outside of the voice arena as we evolved into a full service IT company back in 2007. Looking back, it was one of the most strategic partnerships we could have made and the relationship between our organizations has only grown and and become more important to us. When the HPE merger happened, we were able to gain access to an even more robust portfolio than before and we are proud to say that networking is our fastest growing business unit.
The NRP Group
Aruba SD-WAN Gateways installed at all NRP Group sites across the country
Marlington Local School District
E-Rate Funding Year 2020 Aruba Switching Project
Keystone Local School District
E-Rate Project to Completely Refresh Aged Aruba Wireless Access Points
Managed Wireless Solution in all Residence Halls to boost student wireless experience.
Coastal Pet Products, Inc.
Laketec enabled both indoor and outdoor point to point Wireless for Coastal Pets 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility.
Laketec was referred to Mars Electric through a very prominent customer. They had heard of our Aruba capabilities, and became one of our first Aruba Central customers.
ProMedica Health System
ProMedica engaged Laketec to migrate their existing RAP Wireless Mobility Controller configurations and migrate existing Remote Access Points to their new controllers
Wayne HealthCare engaged Laketec to perform their Aruba upgrade consisting of installing their Virtual Mobility Master in addition to upgrading their Mobility Controllers and AirWave to the latest version
United Way of Greater Cleveland
United Way of Greater Cleveland joined forces with Laketec to assist with their wireless access move back to headquarters which consisted of re-configuring switches for security device connectivity along with connecting and migrating their Palo Alto,...
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools
South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District started using Aruba Wi-Fi in 2015 and instantly saw improvements in performance and capacity. After we saw the impact of the wireless network, we decided to adopt an Aruba wired network as well. These netw...
Laketec was contracted by Specialized, Inc. to replace their existing Allworx phone system and install a new Avaya IP Office phone system at their Aurora, OH facility.
Central State University
Central State University selected Laketec to assess their current network infrastructure & design a new campus wide wired & wireless network infrastructure with a 5 year strategic plan for the university.
Automated Packaging Systems
Automated Packaging Systems engaged Laketec to design and implement a new and more reliable Aruba wireless network
Laketec designed and implemented an advanced network access control solution for EnvisionRX to help them improve network security.
Conneaut Area City School District
Laketec designed and implemented a new wired & wireless network infrastructure across the campus in the summer of 2016. This included all new campus switches (over 80 switches - core & access), cabling, fiber, wireless, management/monitoring system...
Vermilion Local School District
Laketec designed and deployed an Aruba wireless network across 3 buildings with an outdoor mesh network. This wireless network contained 200 access points and provided high speed network access to students and staff.
Canton City Schools
Laketec designed and deployed an Aruba wireless network across Canton City Schools 28 building campus. This wireless network contained over 1000 access points and provided high speed network access to students and staff.
The University of Akron
The University of Akron selected Laketec to design & implement their new campus wide Aruba wireless network in early 2016. This network contains around 3,000 access points in a distributed and fully redundant architecture.
Keim lumber can now provide faster speeds to their end users with the upgraded fiber backbone and access layer switches. They can also deliver application performance from a server infrastructure and network that is capable of withstanding failures ...
French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
FCWWT is now able to monitor all their processing systems 24x7, providing real-time alerts to technicians, thus allowing them to visually monitor, either locally or remotely every system within the facility. FCWWT has been able to reduce the number o...
Wichert is highly committed to customer service and that means they needed a system that would be dependable and user friendly. By deploying the Avaya One-X portal as a part of this design, Wichert gained desktop functionality for the voice platform...
The Village of St. Edward
One of the projects Laketec has provided is a dependable and unified Nurse Call system. The Nurse Call system Laketec installed provides peace of mind for residents and staff knowing that no matter what the situation is, the system deployed can crea...
Step By Step Empowerment and Training
The customer was most impressed with the professionalism of the technical staff, the quality of the work, and the smooth and quick transition to a new phone system and wireless solution with virtually no interruption to their business.
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
Laurel Lake has partnered with Laketec to design, deploy, and support a fiber cable network, edge switching, campus wide wireless, Status Solutions, and a phone system. Laketec is proud to consider Laurel Lake a signature account who has gone “All...
Hexpol is a shining example of the Laketec portfolio being brought to bear within one network. We have worked closely with their exiting IT staff to fully deploy an Avaya phone system including video capabilities, a secure wireless network, next gen...
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Heidelberg Distributors recently reached out to Laketec to assist in opening a new Distribution center in Louisville KY. Laketec installed all of the Cat6 cabling throughout the new facility including 30 dual Cat6 drops in the office area for compute...
Hartville Hardware has relied on Laketec to provide Communications systems since 2010. Branded products that Laketec designed, installed and supports are: Datel Call accounting, Avaya IP Office Telephone systems, Spectralink wireless handsets, HP swi...
Bedford City School District
Bedford Schools is a full service K-12 Educational facility that has state of the art learning labs, multiple paths to success and leading edge technology. Laketec was able to coordinate disparate brands of wireless access points into a functioning ...
South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District
South Euclid-Lyndhurst was a great opportunity for Laketec and Avaya to demonstrate the full capabilities of shortest path bridging (SPB) combined with a Server Edition phone system deployed across a campus environment. The switch fabric has given t...
Network configuration and operations made simple. Built on a cloud-native microservices architecture, Aruba Central delivers full-service AI insights, security and unified infrastructure management for campus, branch, remote, and data center networks – all from a single pane of glass.
From IoT to an always-on mobile workforce, organizations are more exposed to attacks than ever before. With Aruba ClearPass, you get agentless visibility and dynamic role-based access control for seamless security enforcement and response across your wired and wireless networks.
Aruba ClearPass Device Insight
Aruba ClearPass Device Insight provides a full-spectrum of visibility across the network by intelligently discovering and profiling all connected devices. This includes detailed device attributes such as device type, vendor, hardware version, and behavior including applications and resources accessed. This allows organizations to create more granular access policies, reduce security risks and meet key compliance requirements.
Aruba ESP offers services at the Edge that include onboarding, provisioning, orchestration, analytics, location, and management, which can all be accessed using Aruba Central—the cloud-native single-pane-of-glass for Aruba ESP.