Over the last year, helping you get around, get fed, find parking and have an overall hassle-free experience while attending events at large venues has been VenueNext’s mission and that, in part, has been achieved through our significant partnership with Aruba.

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise company’s in-venue Bluetooth beacons make it possible for you to access mobile location services through our platform that help you get around at smart venues like the Amway Center, Home of the Orlando Magic,Levi’s Stadium, Home of the San Francisco 49ers, Yankee Stadium, Home of the New York Yankees, and more. On top of that great service, Aruba announced today that it’s moving its Aruba Mobile Engagement solution, that powers those beacons, to the cloud to allow vendors to manage all their beacons from a single location — an industry first.

Aruba says that the move to the cloud will save about 48 hours of time for customers during a single maintenance window.

Aruba invested in us during our Series A round earlier this year Click HERE and as we grow beyond sports and entertainment into other verticals — like hospitality, healthcare and transportation — we’re integrating Aruba’s mobile engagement solution into our platform.

Our approach is really to unify the whole ecosystem of a large venue, technically and logistically, and we’d like to give guests and visitors a seamless mobile interface for every amenity the venue has to offer, along with generating a whole new class of data to help venue owners manage better and run more efficiently. Our work with Aruba helps that happen.

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Aruba CTO Keerti Melkote. In a video interview, the co-founder of the Sunnyvale company that started as a networking vendor in 2002 shares how Aruba and VenueNext first came together and how you can get a lot done in just nine months time.