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HP did actually buy Aruba at $27 per share.
- Why is HP acquiring Aruba?
The two companies are highly complementary. Aruba boasts a highly regarded innovation engine and specialized sales, marketing and channel model, complementing HP’s leading networking business and broad go-to-market.
Combining Aruba and HP will create a leader in enterprise mobility, positioning HP to accelerate the enterprise transition to a converged wired/wireless campus network leveraging the Aruba brand.
- How will Aruba fit into HP?
What will the new organizational structure look like?
After the transaction closes, Aruba will combine with the HP Networking business within HP’s Enterprise Group organization, led by Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote.
HP will retain Aruba’s strong culture, including the Airheads Community, specialized sales focus on mobility solutions, and innovative development team
Found the link to article on AT&T charging $44 per month to maintain privacy on your Internet service.
But $29 isn’t actually the price that AT&T charges per month for privacy. As I discussed back in May last year after I tried to sign up for AT&T’s GigaPower service to find out more about the pricing and the disclosures associated with the plan, the actual costs were closer to $44 or even $62 per month. This time around the price differentials are $44 for gigabit internet and $66 for HD TV and HBO Go plus gigabit internet.
Google OpenConfig – http://www.openconfig.net/
- group of service providers defined data models for device configuration in SDN networks
OpenConfig is an informal working group of network operators sharing the goal of moving our networks toward a more dynamic, programmable infrastructure by adopting software-defined networking principles such as declarative configuration and model-driven management and operations. The initial focus of the effort is on the development of vendor-neutral data models for configuration and management that will be supported natively on networking hardware and software platforms.
Connectem provides highly-differentiated vEPC solutions with unique architectural attributes that leverage cloud computing, network virtualization, and software networking technologies to deliver higher scale and efficiency on industry-standard x86-based servers. Connectem software focuses on mapping mobile workloads to cloud resources, eliminating the constraints of physical equipment boundaries yet still maintaining the capability to integrate with traditional node-based EPC architectures.