GlobalConnect lands $1 million Aruba deal

GlobalConnect lands $1 million Aruba deal

Rollout for up to 5000 end points to be completed by June 20

Service provider, GlobalConnect, has won a $1 million deal with a major NSW area healthcare provider using Aruba wireless technology.

GlobalConnect managing director, Pushkar Taneja, said the two parties had been in discussion for nine months. Global Connect has been an Aruba Gold partner for the past six months.

“This would be a mid- to large-sized deal for us,” he said. “The wireless technology has been around for some time and plenty of other organisations already use it, but when it comes to the health and financial sectors, security is a much bigger focus.

The deal includes implementing up to 5000 wireless end points for hundreds of mobile computing devices. The Aruba network will be built on top of an existing wired networking infrastructure. Taneja said it should be live by June 20.

“We do a fair amount of work on weekends so there’s a minimum amount of disruption to the network. It also allows us to do a full-blown test environment,” he said. “If there’s any fine-tuning needed, we’ve got another weekend before the end of June.”

Although Taneja said this was the biggest deal GlobalConnect had signed using Aruba technology, he claimed a number of other similar-sized deals were in the pipeline.

In February the company launched its managed services offering.

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