on 08-14-2016 05:27 AM
For Wave-2 deployments, HPE Smart Rate delivers 2.5-10 times more bandwidth capacity from existing cable infrastructure without expensive and disruptive cable upgrades. Not just more bandwidth, it also provides up to 30W of Power over Ethernet, regardless of the port speed.
Auto-Configuration Device Profile – Aruba Switch learns the type of device connected to switch port and if they are Aruba Aps, they can set VLAN, QoS, bandwidth, POE priority and power levels. That means less management at the edge!
Rogue AP Isolation – If unauthorized APs in the network is detected, switch can block traffic or shutdown the port connected to Rogue AP. Removing unauthorized devices from the network and stop data leakage.
Additionally, if you use Airwave and Clearpass - you get visibility and policy enforcement from single management console, and the switches are SDN ready as well.
Here is comparison chart that lets you to pick the right model for your needs.