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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 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!

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

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Technology Pioneer Award

Meraki 100 cloud managed networking
Meraki: 100% cloud managed networking

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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


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  • Cloud service provides high availability, configuration backups

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  • No user traffic passes through cloud

  • Fully HIPAA / PCI compliant

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Cloud managed 802 11n wireless lan
Cloud managed 802.11n wireless LAN

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  • Indoor, rugged/outdoor

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High capacity for dense networks
High capacity for dense networks

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

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