New Aruba Controllers on the horizon :)
It looks like the new Aruba controllers are finally getting ready to ship!!! We have been waiting for the replacement of the 600 series and were disappointed not to hear anything about it earlier this year in Las Vegas at the annual Aruba Airheads Conference.
The new Aruba 7005 Cloud Services Controller really looks nice. It does not appear to provide PoE on the four Ethernet ports, BUT the whole controller can be powered via PoE, which is pretty darn cool. We called our distributors and all of them are giving us a two week lead time as of today (June 5th, 2014). You can rest assured that we will be getting our hands on one in the very near future. We can't wait to take full advantage of the latest 6.4 code with this unit. Granted, we can run the 6.4 code on our old 600 series, but there are some features disabled due to the fact that the Aruba 600 is getting rather old (it was launched back in 2009).
Aruba Networks 7000 series Cloud Controllers
Keep checking back for our unboxing/review of the 7005 once it arrives...we can't wait!!