Horizontal Scaling of Cloud Wi-Fi Management Plane

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One of the biggest benefits of using the cloud is its ability to scale. In the world of cloud managed Wi-Fi, scale really means being able to deploy tens of thousands of access points (APs) without having to worry about additional resources being available to manage them. However scaling Cloud Wi-Fi is not without its set of challenges. In this blog we will look at some interesting challenges in scaling Cloud Wi-Fi, and how they are addressed.   Read more

Kaustubh Phanse talks 4Cs and The Future with Cloud Wi-Fi

Dr. Kaustubh Phanse keynotes at NexGenCloud Conference: 4Cs and The Future with Cloud Wi-Fi

What is the CxOs to do? Whether you’re a CEO, CMO, CIO/CSO, or COO, your organization’s future must have a stake with cloud Wi-Fi. Dr. Kaustubh Phanse, VP of Content and Product Design at AirTight Networks recently keynoted on this very topic at CRN’s NexGenCloud Conference. In case you missed his keynote, you can flip through the SlideShare companion.   Read more

Get in the Game with Wi-Fi Managed Services, Part 2

MSP Cloud Managed Wi-Fi

This is part 2 of the 2-part series on the managed service provider model in Wi-Fi. Click here for part 1. Is Wi-Fi Ready for MSPs? An important consideration when offering Wi-Fi as a managed service is whether or not the Wi-Fi solution you will choose is designed for it, both from the technical and… Read More

Get in the Game with Wi-Fi Managed Services

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This is part 1 on our two-part MSP series. Part 1 focuses on the basics of the MSP delivery, while part 2 will discuss how to make this model work for you. Nothing’s much has changed since I last blogged about Wi-Fi managed services almost a year ago, other than that I now work for… Read More

Controller, controller-less, cloud Wi-Fi: What does it mean to the end user?

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Wi-Fi architectures today come in three main flavors: controllers, controller-less and cloud. While vendors spar over which is the right architecture for today’s and tomorrow’s Wi-Fi, customers are mostly interested in comparing them based on their derived value.

In this blog post, we examine the economics, manageability and ease of deployment of these 3 architecture flavors. On these fronts, I have often seen the following 8 points to be most relevant to customers while making architecture choice for their Wi-Fi project.   Read more

Different Shades of Cloud Wi-Fi: Rebranded, Activated, Managed

Contrasting cloud MANAGED WiFi and cloud ACTIVATED WiFi

–Did you know that all cloud Wi-Fi’s aren’t created equal? – The race is on to put cloud in Wi-Fi Currently, the cloud managed Wi-Fi space is expanding rapidly. Naturally, Wi-Fi vendors, traditional and emerging, want to be in the cloud Wi-Fi game. Nobody wants to be without a “cloud” solution!  Controller-less Wi-Fi vendors have explicitly built cloud… Read More