On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 2:10 PM John Rodkey <rod...@westmont.edu> wrote:
> Our college - about 40 buildings, 1200 students, 3500 wireless clients per
> day, currently 310 WAPs - is considering a major upgrade in WAPs, replacing
> a number that are 9 years old and no longer supported.
> We could replace with the latest model of our existing vendor, but want to
> consider all the feasible alternatives. We have a hard requirement that
> the controller be cloud-based, the system deal well with Mac clients,
> understand VLANs and an enterprise quality network, and have a rich set of
> configuration, logging, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools for dealing
> both with clients and access points. Responsive support is also required,
> and unsurprisingly total system cost is a significant issue.
> 3 vendors come to mind: Meraki, Ubiquiti, and Aerohive.
> 1) do other vendors come to mind that play well in this space?
> 2) what are your positive experiences with any of the above?
> 3) what are your negative experiences?
> 4) have you recently gone through this analysis, and if so, what were
> your conclusions?
> 5) what issues have you experienced with PoE capacity requirements with
> these devices?
> John Rodkey
> Director of Servers and Networks
> Westmont College
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