The Case for Cloud Wi-Fi
This white paper discusses several drivers of cloud-managed Wi-Fi, including the evolution of the workplace towards more mobility and rapidly changing needs that traditional wireline and Ethernet can simply not address in a cost-effective way. This is coupled with the rapid evolution of the cloud itself which provides unlimited computing power and storage at a decreasing cost thus enabling cloud-managed Wi-Fi to become a reliable and viable solution.
In this short paper, we argue that the benefits of cloud Wi-Fi surpass its real or perceived limitations. These benefits include but are not limited to: simpler and faster network deployments, lower CAPEX, greater scalability, better reliability and agility, as well as easier maintenance and troubleshooting. The perceived limitations of cloud-managed Wi-Fi which include concerns around the lack of security and privacy or business continuity are also discussed.