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Sponsor:   Zebra Technologies     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Zebra WiNG 5 Wireless LAN Solution 
Evaluation vs. Aruba Networks and Cisco Systems 
in Branch Office & Retail Store Deployments

Publication date:   23 July 2015
Document number:    215141


Enterprise-class wireless LAN (WLAN) deployments have evolved from being adjunct to the office wired LAN and are now the primary communication medium for many organizations. Increased speeds have made the WLANs capable of carrying heavier traffic loads. In parallel, the dramatic increase of tablet computing and acceptability of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) have increased both the importance of the WLAN and the challenges in managing the environment. As business expands, organizations expect headquarters-class reliability for their branch operations. When business applications are delivered wirelessly, the WLAN becomes a critical element of the branch infrastructure.

Zebra commissioned Tolly to evaluate the Zebra, Aruba and Cisco offerings in several areas especially critical in remote branch office environments. The Zebra solution, built on its WiNG 5 architecture, provided significant benefits over the competing solutions. Zebra’s deployment was less complex and scaled better than Aruba and Cisco, provided significant functionality and security benefits when branch/retail locations were disconnected from the central-site controller and offered WAN prioritization functionality not offered by the others. See Figure 1. Testing conducted May 2012.

Number of pages: 14      Publication price: $0.00

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