If you are an Enterprise IT Manager, this is a question that you must ask yourself if you are considering deploying 802.11ac for your enterprise wireless network. 802.11ac has some great benefits such as wirelike speed and being able to handle a high concentration of clients. However, there is more to consider when deploying 802.11ac. For instance, how do I handle RF interference now that 802.11ac support 80MHz channels? Will legacy devices such as 802.11g/a/n allow me to achieve the best performance that 802.11ac advertises? How can I ensure that my users get the best wireless performance when they roam across a building? And lastly, as more clients join the network, is my performance going to suffer? These are all valid concerns and are something that Cisco addresses with HDX. HDX is High Density Experience and is part of Cisco’s 802.11ac solution. We just wrapped up a 4 part blog series on HDX where we answer these questions:
- For Interference Mitigation, we have CleanAir for 80MHz Channels
- Getting the best performance out of your network even with legacy clients, we have ClientLink 3.0
- To get the best possible client performance while roaming, we have Optimized Roaming
- To handle the increase of clients on the network, we have Turbo Performance
You see HDX is a necessary component of a wireless network, complimenting 802.11ac while ensuring that you get the best performance out of your wireless network.
With this in mind, we have a short video that demonstrates that all 802.11ac vendors are not alike and when it comes to choosing a vendor for your 802.11ac deployment, don’t compromise.
For more information about Cisco’s 802.11ac solution, visit www.cisco.com/go/80211ac