Your current WiFi vendors are making a fortune on your back. They’re overcharging you, keeping you tied to on-premise controllers, and limiting your choices. They’re doing what’s best for them and not what’s best for you, all under the premise of “enterprise grade” and “high performance” marketing jargon.
It wasn’t too long ago that we announced how we’re changing the way customers purchase WiFi. We don’t want you stuck in a business model that stymies innovation and maintains expensive, inefficient processes. We know there’s a better way. And so today I am proud to announce the new Mojo Lifetime Limited Warranty: a continuation of our efforts to remove inefficiencies, promote innovation and seriously reduce your headaches. You heard it here first: no more RMA.
Hello Mojo world! Today I am psyched to announce yet another amazing release of the Mojo cloud managed platform and, as always, I want to take some time to share the highlights. We’re making a big jump forward as we introduce Mojo Wireless Manager 8.0 and setting the stage for an exciting year of change. We want you to have the accurate, in-depth analytics and automated processes needed to effectively monitor and troubleshoot your network.
I am thrilled to share that following a successful trial with Global 2000 customers over the past year, Mojo is rolling out its new business strategy for enterprise WiFi to all users. Through our esteemed channel partners, our customers can now purchase our state-of-the-art WiFi hardware without a pricey markup...none, zero, no mark up...period. Customers can buy our access points just the way they always have – from Mojo partners – along with our leading cloud service to manage those access points. The access points, and thus the overall solution, is now (a lot) less costly. This revolutionary direct-to-market business model lets users save up to 50% over traditional WiFi vendors.
What factors enter into a calculation of the total cost of ownership of a WiFi network, in terms of money, time, and trouble? Let’s start with the obvious.
Early adopters of cloud managed networking (WiFi in particular) cited simplicity of deployment, ease of management, and favorable economics as key benefits of this architecture. While these benefits continue to hold true and improve by the year, I now see increasing awareness among customers about the security posture of the cloud. Part of the reason may be that cloud networking architecture is now transcending from niche to mainstream, even encompassing bigger enterprises and large service providers. As this happens, there are a growing number of cases where security departments in organizations weigh in on major infrastructure decisions.
Topics: Cloud Security
Necessity is the mother of innovation. Cloud managed WiFi was born out of the need to provide a management plane for controllerless WiFi, and provided additional benefits of reducing network TCO via economies of scale, multi-tenancy, and simplicity of administration.
Having come thus far, the question now is: What lies ahead for cloud managed WiFi? What are today’s needs that will drive the next wave of innovation?
802.11ac Wave 2 is rising fast, as legacy 802.11n networks are upgraded. Current 802.11ac Wave 1 networks may not upgrade to Wave 2 right now, but by the time these networks have hit their typical 4-5 year lifespan, the next WiFi standard will be available: 802.11ax.
Early adopters of cloud managed networking (WiFi in particular) cited simplicity of deployment, ease of operation, and favorable economics as key benefits. These benefits have proven themselves over years for many organizations, but of late I have seen a new consideration coming to the forefront: security of the cloud.
The campuses of today (and tomorrow) need high-capacity, reliable, and secure WiFi networks. It’s quite a challenge to design a WLAN that will support all applications, anytime and anywhere, on all devices (smartphones, tablets, and laptops). Happily, 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and clients are here. They’ll make your job easier.