This Porter Consulting report analyzes enterprise campus networking solutions from Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. The paper examines key business and technology trends affecting enterprises with 500-5000 employees. We identify fundamental requirements IT decision makers should consider when evaluating campus networking solutions including:
• Ensuring simple, secure and cost-effective user access
• Supplying adequate bandwidth and quality of service
• Streamlining deployment and operations
• Supporting emerging standards and technology requirements
Our goal is to provide business and technical decision makers with a guide to the key players and their strengths.
A few short years after 3G service brought us anytime, anywhere broadband-and before Apple rolled out its 3G iPhone-4G networks began raising the bar in select markets. This latest evolution in wireless networking offers faster wireless data transmission speeds, vastly superior coverage and support for a new generation of mobile applications and services.
Organizations looking to deliver a flexible infrastructure that supports new methods of engagement, including customer-facing applications, are turning to cloud for the management of their wired and wireless networks. Discover how to tailor your arguments along a variety of business-aligned pain points and motivations to help you get the backing of key constituents within your organization.
The goal of a Cloud-Managed Network is to make deployment, management and control over network infrastructure devices very easy, offset the need for trained IT staff at remote locations or for geographically dispersed organizations, and it provides both OpEx and CapEx savings. This comprehensive white paper provides you with information needed to successfully guide you through the decision-making process of determining the right network for your business.
Read this in-depth white paper to learn how to tailor your arguments along a variety of business-aligned pain points and motivations to help you get the backing of key constituents within your organization.
Here’s what is covered:
- Overview of the rapid evolution of wireless LANs
- The Ins and outs of Cloud-Managed Networking
- The many benefits of a Cloud-Managed Network
- Top considerations you need to know when evaluating solutions
A wireless network can help your employees stay productive as they move around your company. But to take advantage of the benefits of wireless networking, you need to be sure that your network is safe from hackers and unauthorized users. Every device in a wireless network is important to security. Because a wireless LAN (WLAN) is a mobile network, you need a thorough, multilayered approach to safeguard traffic.
Wireless networking is an essential productivity tool for today's mobile workforce. With wireless networking, you and your employees can stay connected to your company's information resources virtually anytime, anywhere.
A wireless network is a platform for enabling enterprise-wide access to an organization's applications and data. Wireless infrastructure allows users to take the office with them wherever they go. The wireless network provides employees and guest workers with untethered access to voice, video, data and applications regardless of their physical location. With the influx of mobile devices and increase in Wi-Fi connections, organizations are already starting to see a paradigm shift to "wireless by default" and "wired by exception." Watch this video to see how our solution architects upgraded the Shawnee Mission School District's aging network infrastructure.
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Published Date: Oct 12, 2011
Once you've enabled your people to work wirelessly from anywhere, anytime, on any device, you need to maintain security and control under constant pressure to drive down cost, while increasing productivity and growth. Enter the Cloud.
Packard Bell implements targeted customer loyalty program to strengthen its brand and inspire repeat purchases. With strong roots in the consumer PC industry, Packard Bell has expanded its focus to embrace a successful digital entertainment strategy, manufacturing a range of media products for television and wireless networking. Packard Bell and Neolane were recipients of the 2007 NCDM Database Excellence Award for Multichannel Marketing Achievements.
Utah State University is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space and life enhancement. Providing education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Utah State relies on technology to support its innovative initiatives including campus-wide wireless networking, a recent partnership with Google, and a unified email system.
Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is: Is your network? Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you’ll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.
• Join hosts Robb, Jimmy Ray, and networking experts as they dive deep into the technical details of delivering exponentially faster 802.11ac Wave 2 access through the current Cat5 cable you already have.
• Hear all about Cisco’s founding membership and participation in the NBASE-T Alliance, the team that’s driving the standardization of 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Ethernet speeds in campus access.
• Discover the access point and switch technology you’ll need to ensure that your wired access layer does not become a stumbling block for your continued mobile growth.
Historically, the speed of a wired connection at the access edge has always been faster than that of a wireless connection. This means workers had to choose between the performance of wired connectivity and the convenience of a wireless connection. Consequently, workers often had to modify the way they worked— first, finding a wired port to use for high-bandwidth applications, such as video or streaming media, and then shifting to wireless connections when the need to be mobile was more important than having the performance of wired.
Today, though, the industry sits on the precipice of the biggest innovation in the history of wireless LAN: the release of 802.11ac Wave 2. Wave 1 of 802.11ac brought network speeds that were 1.3 Gbps (Gigabits per second), which is on par with wired networking speeds. However, 802.11ac Wave 2 shatters the gigabit barrier with speeds of up to 6.8 Gbps.
SMBs need a robust, scalable network capable of handling any workload securely and reliably. It's critical to select network switches, routers, and wireless access points with the capabilities needed for today's traffic and tomorrow's growth, including mobile and BYOD computing. As part of HP’s Just Right IT program for SMBs, HP Networking solutions are purpose-built for growing businesses. Learn what to look for in networking technology, and how HP can help you create a network that will keep pace with your business growth.
HP Just Right IT solutions address the networking needs of the SMB customer, no matter size or maturity level. HP OfficeConnect small business solutions provide plug-and-play wired and wireless switches with advanced features that support the needs of your growing business. HP Networking mid-market solutions, based on the HP FlexNetwork architecture, support wired and wireless networking, cloud computing, and rich-media traffic. HP also offers comprehensive network Support Services to help manage your network, mitigate risks and downtime, and increase the business value of your technology. Find out more.
More and more enterprises are adopting “bring your own device” (BYOD) initiatives to let employees choose the device they use. The HP BYOD solution, based on the HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC), offers a single-pane-of-glass network and user management solution for your entire network. With an HP BYOD solution, you can efficiently manage your entire infrastructure, secure personally owned devices, and monitor BYOD traffic. HP IMC also goes beyond the unified BYOD essentials by delivering converged management across various networks—physical and virtual, wired and wireless, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Discover how.
NetCom's CCNA certification course teaches clients how to configure, install and maintain the following protocols:• Introduction to wireless networking concepts & terminology• Internet Protocol (lP)• Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)• Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay• Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2)• Virtual Local Area Network (VLANs)• Ethernet and access control lists (ACLs)