BYOD- Dosen't Have to Mean Uncontrolled

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High Performance Wireless Networks are the new norm being driven by a mobile device and applications explosion and access to the cloud.

High Performance Wireless Networks are the new norm being driven by a mobile device and applications explosion and access to the cloud.

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  • Wireless has now reached a tipping point of adoption across all industries.  Increasingly businesses are depending on wireless as their primary form of access.
  • MDM- Mobile Device Management
  • Looks great – the thing I would convey is that Forsyth just implemented BYOT this year and already they see 1/3 of the student population on the WiFi. What it will be next year is probably double that!

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  • 1. BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN UNCONTROLLEDNOVEMBER 2011Perry CorrellXirrus, Principal Technologist© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 1
  • 2. AGENDA• Evolution of Wi-Fi• Designing for BYOD/T• Summary• Xirrus - First Modular Wireless Switch• Case Study: Griffin-Spalding County Schools Rod Smith - Director of Instructional Technology© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 2
  • 3. THE WIRELESS TIPPING POINT High Performance wireless networks are the new norm being driven by a device explosion, mobile applications, and access to the cloud 1,000,000 mobile 550,000 Android Explosion of apps has transformeddevices activated a day. Source: Google 2011 smartphones software adoption . and tablets Source: Jefferies, 2011 Work force Rapid rise in increasingly rich media mobile and content and connected applications Emergence of Mobile data traffic will 1 billion Wi-Fi devices cloud in 2010 to 3 billion in increase 26X between 2010 and 2015. computing 2015. Source: Cisco VNI 2011 Source: Gartner 2011 © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 33
  • 4. EVOLUTION OF STANDARDS• 2.4GHz is reaching end of the line for performance• Future is in 5GHz and other frequencies 802.11ad >5Gbps 60GHz 802.11a 802.11n-Draft 802.11n 802.11ac5GHz 54Mbps 300Mbps 600Mbps 1Gbps 1999 2000 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n-Draft 802.11n2.4GHz 11Mbps 54Mbps 150Mbps (non-bond) 300Mbps (non-bond)© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 4
  • 5. BANDS & CHANNELSTwo frequency bands used in Wi-Fi (27 channels) • 2.4GHz – used by 802.11b/g/n clients • 3 non-overlapping channels • Limited bandwidth, prone to interference • 5GHz – used by 802.11a/n clients • 24 non-overlapping channels (differs by geo region) • 8X the bandwidth, Less potential for interference2.4GHz 5GHz © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 5© 2011 Xirrus, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 6. CLIENT DEVICES • Clients - The Weakest Link • Client Growth Drivers • 1 to 1 initiative in classroom • Users are carrying 3x number of devices • Students Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) • New devices are engineered as Wi-Fi only • Campus & Classroom IT • Smart whiteboards • Video / Surveillance • Projectors Laptops Tablets Surveillance Audio Phone Audio Printers © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 6
  • 7. WI-FI INSPECTOR DEMO http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 7
  • 8. AGENDA• Evolution of Wi-Fi• Designing for BYOD/T• Summary• Xirrus - First Modular Wireless Switch© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 8
  • 9. THE BYOD INVASION © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 99
  • 10. WIRELESS NETWORK PERFORMANCE What happens if you do nothing? • As device density and traffic goes up, so will complaints • Wireless networks that ran fine all of a sudden do not work As Density/Usage Increases… Works ? Does Not Work The Network Deteriorates © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 1010
  • 11. WIRELESS NETWORK CAPACITY EXPANSION • Traditional approach - Deploy more equipment - …and more cables - …and more switch ports - …and re-tune the RF • Better approach - Deploy higher capacity equipment - More radios per AP - No more cables or switch ports - Add radios to chassis to grow capacity © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 1111
  • 12. DESIGN FOR PERFORMANCE • Wireless networks must be designed for tablets/smartphones - Spotty/hot spot coverage insufficient • Signal must be solid in all areas - –67dBm minimum - Live site surveys • Full coverage for both Wi-Fi bands - 2.4GHz as LCD - 5GHz for most tablets & BEST performance © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 1212
  • 13. DEVICE MONITORING & CONTROL (MDM)• Identify station type and class, e.g. tablet, phone, Blackberry, iPad, etc.• Classify and manage devise based on this information© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 13
  • 14. AGENDA• Evolution of Wi-Fi• Designing for BYOD/T• Summary• Xirrus - First Modular Wireless Switch© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 14
  • 15. THE LEADER IN HIGH PERFORMANCE WIRELESS Traditional wireless network deployments are failing in the face of an onslaught of devices and application usage Dense Radios Xirrus has a unique platform Directional Antennae and architectural advantage Virtualized Controllers The XR Wireless Array is an industry first: a truly modular wireless switch© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 15
  • 16. XIRRUS WIRELESS ARRAY• Greatest Device density – 100’s of Wi-Fi devices per Array• Highest capacity – Multi-gigabit capacity per Array• Broadest coverage – 4X the coverage per Array• 1st Radio Upgradeable Wireless Platform – Scale by adding radios to Array platform – Scale without adding Arrays to network• 1st Software Upgradeable Performance – Upgrade radios from 300Mbps to 450Mbps• 1st Multi-State Radio Platform – 2.4GHz and 5GHz capable on every radio ?• 1st 802.11ac-ready Product – Modular platform supports new wireless technologies• Extensible to other wireless technologies 300Mbps 11n 450Mbps 11n 11ac/11ad/Other© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 16
  • 17. CASE STUDY: FORSYTH COUNTY (37,000 STUDENTS)• First Year of BYOT• 7,529 Active Devices• 12727 past 24 hours!• 2011 - 1/3 of student on Wi-Fi• 2012- ???• Devices - Gemtech school provided devices - Some iPad Carts! - But Apples mostly BYOT devices• 586 Arrays © 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 17
  • 18. CASE STUDY: DREAMFORCE • The event - Salesforce.com – world’s largest enterprise software conference - Over 45,000 attendees over 2 million sq ft at Moscone Center • The entire show… - 18,000+ unique Wi-Fi users - 58 Xirrus Arrays with 660 radios • The keynote… - 15,000+ attendees in a single room - 7,700+ unique Wi-Fi users - 4,200+ concurrent Wi-Fi users on 20 Xirrus Arrays • 1 Array… - 6779 unique stations in 24 hours - 643 concurrent Wi-Fi users© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 18
  • 19. THE ULTIMATE BYOD – DREAMFORCE 2011© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 19
  • 20. BYOD CASE STUDY: GRIFFIN-SPALDING COUNTYROD SMITH - DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY• Who we are - 20 Miles South of Atlanta - Instructional Technology Department • Staff of 14• Who and what we support • Network Infrastructure • Network Security • Web-Content Filtering • Desktops Support • Enterprise Backup and DR • E-Mail and a host of instructional applications - 20 Schools - 10,650 Students - 665 Full-Time Teachers• Our wireless implementation story© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 20
  • 21. SESSION EVALUATION© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 21
  • 22. THANK YOUOCTOBER 2011© 2011 XIRRUS :: All Rights Reserved 22