Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Instant?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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it_user1266678 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Lotus Technology
Feb 3, 2020

The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000.

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it_user1268493 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jan 30, 2020

The price is very well situated.

ICT Officer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Jan 27, 2020

The price is fairly reasonable. It may be a bit expensive for some companies, but for us, it's worth every penny.

IP Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 5, 2020

I recommend Aruba Instant because it's cheaper for licensing and it's simple for implementation. It's all in the Instant version.

IT Support Specialist at Wagner Kablo A.S.
Real User
Oct 28, 2019

I purchased the hardware and there are no monthly or yearly licenses to buy.

John JnrSawana - PeerSpot reviewer
Apple Technician at Solution Centre
Real User
Oct 28, 2019

We only pay for the support and the contract licenses from Aruba Instant.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 2, 2021
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Nov 2, 2021
We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and outdoors. It provides an enterprise-level WIFI while remaining cost-effective. Ubiquiti is a good option for small or medium businesses. Ubiquiti WLAN is easy to set up and manage. There are different options for the monitoring software - you can use their cloud dashboard or their free controller from a computer. We especially liked the interface, as it is user-friendly. The controller enables us to deploy and reboot APs, manage wireless passwords, and provide visibility over connected devices and networks. The logs are not easy to interpret, though. The support for Apple devices is not great, either. One of the biggest issues is the lack of effective support. I suggest you turn to community forums if you have any problems. Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points is a good option for companies looking for solutions covering corporate and BYOD networks. It is easy to deploy and very stable. Aruba provides a robust and resilient connection across locations without having interruptions. The system can manage a large number of connections. Another advantage is the ease of integration for Identity Management devices. We found Aruba to be highly reliable and redundant. Additionally, it was fairly easy to scale up. That being said, it takes time to get used to administration from the UI. As for the downsides, the APs don’t include chargers. In addition, the documentation and knowledge base is scarce, and the technical support is not the best. Conclusions Ubiquiti provides a good, cost-effective, and reliable WLAN option. However, if your WLAN needs are dynamic - for instance, if you have a sudden increase in demand - Aruba is a better choice because of its scalability.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 6, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Aruba Instant. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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TalZavishinsky - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Smart living
Oct 28, 2019
Technical support needs improvement. We use the forum for technical support assistance, but it's not enough. If you're talking with a technician, they're in India. They cannot give you the service that you need. Sometimes have problems with some personal services and technical support is not helpful in this area. The solution needs to be more compatible with IoT and smart devices.
IT Support Specialist at Wagner Kablo A.S.
Oct 28, 2019
This solution would be improved if they supplied free software controllers.
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