HP, or HP Enterprise as it’s known now, announced in February it was acquiring Aruba Networks for $3 billion. This was a significant move for HPE for a number of reasons. First, the company does have a broad networking portfolio, but it did lack a credible wireless solution. Aruba has been duking it out with Cisco for technology leadership for years, and has a great portfolio that includes a robust management software, strong integrated security, analytic tools, and everything else needed to help its customers maximize the potential of Wi-Fi. Additionally, HPE inherits some great talent, including Aruba CEO Dominic Orr, to run HP Networking, and Aruba’s founder, CTO, and one of the smartest guys I know, Keerti Melkote.