Aerohive Takes ‘FASTPATH’ to Cloud-Managed Switch Stacking

Milpitas, Calif. — August 24, 2017 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE), Innovator of Cloud Networking Management and Services, today announced the industry’s first cloud-managed stacking technology for Aerohive and Broadcom FASTPATH®-based switches. Organizations now have access to a comprehensive and radically simplified management experience for unified wireless and wired networks, supported by contextual-based network policies, zero-touch provisioning, and intuitive monitoring and support tools that can scale to 1+ Million managed devices.

Watch this video to peek behind the curtain as Aerohive’s engineering team demonstrates some of the exciting new features of switch stacking.

Available late August, highlights of the new switch stacking capabilities include:

  • Effortless deployment and provisioning up to 1+ Million devices with streamlined configuration and the ability to create, clone, and customize switch stack templates in a couple of clicks.
  • With the intuitive HiveManager® NG UI, organizations can easily define and manage switch stack settings, customize exceptions, and apply bulk device configurations to switch stacks with ease and efficiency.
  • Opting to leave the rigid, delay-prone SNMP management approach behind, Aerohive’s Cloud Management for Switching instead utilizes a cloud-based HiveAgent™ communicator and embedded HiveAgent software that, when integrated by a manufacturer in its Broadcom FASTPATH-based switches, can enable near-real-time configuration, in-depth visibility, faster reporting, SSH-troubleshooting access, and highly secure management traffic communication via the Aerohive Cloud.

“We took a modern approach to switch stack implementations by embedding platforms with a purpose-built, agent-based application called ‘HiveAgent’ for streamlined configuration and reporting of both Aerohive and Broadcom FASTPATH-based switches,” said Doug Case, engineering team lead for cloud-managed switch stacking, Aerohive Networks.

“The HiveAgent communicates over a secure SSL connection with HiveManager NG and offers near-real-time configuration and extensive visibility and reporting. With the cloud-based HiveAgent communicator and HiveAgent, it becomes straightforward to extend Cloud-based Switch Management, including switch stacking, to any manufacturer using Broadcom FASTPATH-based switches.”

Learn more about Aerohive’s Cloud-Managed Switch Stacking here.

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