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Is Your Network Ready for the iPad?. George Bentinck MBCS MIET Sales Engineer, EMEA [email protected] +44 (0) 2078 719987 Twitter: meraki_se. iPad Exploding Onto Enterprise Networks. iPad Network Considerations. Network traffic types must be considered

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Is your network ready for the ipad

Is Your NetworkReady for the iPad?

  • George Bentinck MBCS MIET

  • Sales Engineer, EMEA

  • [email protected]

  • +44 (0) 2078 719987

  • Twitter: meraki_se

Ipad exploding onto enterprise networks

iPad Exploding Onto Enterprise Networks

Ipad network considerations

iPad Network Considerations

  • Network traffic types must be considered

  • Other network users can’t have degraded access

  • Critical traffic may need to be prioritized

  • iPads and mobile devices must receive specific treatment from the network

  • Device convenience and usability must be maintained

Ipad apps are here for the enterprise

iPad apps are here for the Enterprise

  • Traditional communication vendors entering the mobile apps fray

  • Example: Avaya Flare is a VoIP, Unified Communications and Video capable client for the iPad

  • Just one of many new applications targeting communications in the enterprise on the iPad

  • Ease of use dramatically increases user communication and network use

  • - Traffic is leaving the wired network and will expose an underperforming WLAN infrastructures

Ipad wireless data consumption



iPad Wireless Data Consumption

Source: Meraki, Inc.`

Ipad network considerations1

iPad Network Considerations

  • Your wireless infrastructure must be ready

  • 802.11n for high-density deployment

  • Adequate coverage of areas likely to see the iPad

  • Separate Guest networks isolated from local network

  • Automatic management of clients and access point radio settings:

    • assigning clients to the right 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz channel

    • power of access point and client power saving settings

    • channel selection

    • client roaming

    • and mesh routing

  • The iPad has no wired access – there is no other way!

So who is meraki

So who is Meraki?

About meraki

About Meraki

  • Meraki is the leader in Cloud Networking

    • Over 18,000 customer networks in 145 countries worldwide

    • Named Visionary in 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant

  • Focus on technology innovation

    • Founded in 2006 at MIT, in the cloud since Day 1

    • Extensive R&D investments: cloud management systems, indoor and outdoor 802.11n, routers and security appliances

  • Strong Financial Performance

    • Privately held, backed by Sequoia Capital and Google

    • Triple-digit annual revenue growth

Recognized for innovation

Recognized for innovation

Trusted in over 18,000 customer networksEducation, professional services, healthcare, retail, government, industrial & manufacturing, hospitality

Winner, Mobility and Wireless

Product of the Year

Visionary, Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN

Winner, Best Product

Wireless Solution

Technology Pioneer Award

Meraki 100 cloud managed networking

Meraki: 100% cloud managed networking

Meraki MX Security Appliances

Meraki MS Gigabit Switches

Meraki MR Wireless LAN

Introducing the meraki cloud controller

Introducing the Meraki Cloud Controller

Cloud networking architecture

Cloud Networking architecture

High capacity on-site hardware, centrally managed from the cloud

Meraki s out of band control plane

Meraki’s out-of-band control plane


  • Unlimited throughput: no centralized controller bottlenecks

  • Add devices or sites in minutes


  • Cloud service provides high availability, configuration backups

  • Network functions even if management traffic is interrupted

  • See for further information


  • No user traffic passes through cloud

  • Fully HIPAA / PCI compliant

  • See for further information

Management data (1 kb/s)




Cloud managed 802 11n wireless lan

Cloud managed 802.11n wireless LAN

6 access point models

  • Indoor, rugged/outdoor

  • 802.11n up to 900 Mbps

  • Ultra-high performance and value-priced models

    Enterprise-class hardware

  • Lifetime warranty for indoor APs

  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet

  • Voice, video optimization

    Fully integrated features

  • Traffic shaping, mesh, NAC, guest access, device management, teleworker VPN…

High capacity for dense networks

High capacity for dense networks

Wireless performance features:

  • 802.11n WiFi with 3-stream 3x3 MIMO, up to 900 Mbit/s

  • Cloud-based RF optimization with spectrum analysis

  • Ultra-high performance mesh networking

    WAN performance features:

  • WAN link aggregation

  • High throughput security: VPN, stateful firewall, content filtering

Meraki Beats Cisco by upto 42% in Wireless Benchmark

Meraki MR24

Cisco 3502i

Independent analysis by The Tolly Group comparing throughput of Meraki’s MR24 to Cisco’s 3502i.

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