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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Wireless?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi Everyone,

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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2828 Answers

Anar Safibayov - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Aruba is cheaper than their competitors in our market since we don't have a full Ruckus presence of the Ruckus here. There are no licensed modules, so it's a one-time purchase. We have a five-year care plan, and the access points have a lifetime warranty. We had one or two access points malfunctioning. It looks like a factory issue, but local support replaced them pretty quickly, considering the problems with logistics worldwide. Once you factor in the lifetime warranty, it's cheaper and not bad feature-wise. At some point, some of their products were not available, like WiFi 6, but that was last year.

Youngwook_Kim - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It's not an overly expensive solution. However, I cannot speak to the overall costs involved in buying or operating the product. I don't handle the licensing aspects.

reviewer1858131 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Aruba is quite competitive in pricing. In some cases, on a case-to-case basis, Cisco also gives better discounts in terms of price. You may have to pay for additional support if you require services bound to some actual replacement time. They will charge you some amount for RMS support, not for technical support. Eventually, the technical support is built into the cost.

Rufino Tinio - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The price is low. There is an additional cost for maintenance. We had a local partner, so we signed a five year deal to support our Wi-Fi infrastructure, including the hardwares.

Mahmoud Shehadeh - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

The price is reasonable. I would rate it a three out of five.

Rahul Bogala - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The price of Aruba Wireless is fairly reasonable. It was within our budget.

SasikaRanasinghe - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The cost for Aruba Wireless is good. It's attractive.

Samy Masihy - PeerSpot reviewer

We'd like Aruba to lower the cost of using the solution.

Shrijendra Shakya - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's comparatively priced; it's a bit expensive compared to competitors but worth the investment because of the performance, stability, and ease of deployment.

MichaelZhang - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Aruba solution is not cheap.

Gaurav Vyas - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.

reviewer1312101 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want.

reviewer1434741 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Their pricing is on-par with Cisco. It's definitely not the cheapest on the market. It's on the higher end in terms of price. For example, you need to purchase extra tools in order to get better monitoring and performance visibility.

reviewer1273800 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price. I am going to say that the support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba. I think that is because Juniper is more of a cloud model than Aruba. You do also have a cloud solution from Aruba called Aruba Central, but I have not compared prices for that.

reviewer1422075 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

There are a lot of competing solutions on the market. I think Aruba should lower their prices.

reviewer1375509 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The pricing is reasonable. If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.

MarcoPiazzalunga - PeerSpot reviewer

We do not have a leased license with Aruba Wireless. We bought ours earlier. We don't use the cloud solution of Aruba. We bought the license for life. We don't rent the license or pay a monthly fee.

it_user879276 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It's not expensive. That is the reason we switched to Aruba.

it_user839688 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Pricing is competitive. Licensing is needed to maintain access to the latest firmware, which wasn't made clear originally when we started with Arbua (or things changed, I'm not sure which). I would just say, make sure you budget for it. In addition to the licensing, you do get "support," for what its worth.

it_user839691 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Besides paying for the APs, you need to pay a license each year for their use. Therefore, watch out for that and do the best you can to keep costs down.

it_user839694 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Licencing can be surprising and needs improvement. Look into all features, what you need versus what you want, and know that nothing comes without some kind of license.

it_user837513 - PeerSpot reviewer

A recent change is that ClearPass licensing is superb. It counts user-based instead of device-based, for BYOD on-boarding.

it_user836472 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Trial different solutions and compare pricing to how well they perform, their stability, how easy it is to maintain, etc.

Jacob Golick - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Price is fairly expensive, however it is worth it. If the “master” fails, another AP can take over the role.

Dale Nevarez - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We will be buying the ClearPass solution, which will be pricey. However, in the trial version, it has even more tools to manage a busy network.

it_user281328 - PeerSpot reviewer

Pricing is very competitive.

it_user656106 - PeerSpot reviewer

Pricing support has always been cost-effective. Licensing is a one time purchase (only the cloud license has to be renewed, which is worth trying out).

D6B8 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5User

Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.

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