Wireless LAN technology has evolved considerably over the past few years, and most enterprises now have to decide whether to deploy a cloud-controlled or a locally managed WLAN architecture. Organizations with complex networks that are highly dependent on Internet connectivity may find it more beneficial to use an on-premises network. By contrast, enterprises with geographically diverse locations may find it better to deploy a cloud-controlled wireless LAN technology. Both options have positives and negatives. This guide will help you determine what type of wireless LAN architecture is best for your organization and which WLAN products meet your needs.
1On-premises vs. cloud-
Enterprise wireless LAN: On-premises vs. cloud-controlled
On-premises WLAN and cloud-controlled WLANs have distinct use cases and benefits for organizations.
Although on-premises WLANs and cloud WLANs both offer significant advantages, determining which approach will provide the best return depends on several factors. Continue Reading
Buying a wireless LAN solution for your enterprise
Not every WLAN product will fit your organization's needs. In this section, expert Andrew Froehlich examines major criteria to consider when buying wireless LAN technology for your enterprise.
On-premises WLAN typically offers better performance than cloud-controlled products. Just be sure to consider these four factors, including WLAN security, when selecting a system. Continue Reading
What should you know before buying a cloud WLAN product? Explore the considerations unique to your enterprise and select the cloud-controlled WLAN that's best suited to your needs. Continue Reading
3What to buy-
Which wireless LAN products should I buy?
Take a look at our comparisons of the leading cloud-controlled WLAN and locally managed wireless LAN technology vendors before you make your purchasing decision.
Confused about which WLAN vendor is right for you? Expert Andrew Froehlich compares the top locally controlled WLAN products on the market. Continue Reading
Confused on which cloud-controlled WLAN products to buy for your company? Compare the best products on the market. Continue Reading
4Top product overviews-
A glance at the top wireless LAN products
Wireless LAN technology is an integral part of an enterprise network. Take a look at the top WLAN products on the market.
To support cloud-controlled wireless LAN architectures, Aerohive access points can be managed both from the cloud and from an on-location controller. Continue Reading
Cisco wireless access points target a wide range of deployments, including small and midsized businesses, large enterprises, and warehouse or manufacturing environments. Continue Reading
Ruckus SmartZone wireless access points and controllers are designed for a wide range of environments, including indoor and outdoor AP deployments. Continue Reading