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Transitioning from Cisco & Aruba WLAN Controllers to the Cloud
If you are using Cisco and Aruba controllers for Wi-Fi, we know a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into the deployment, configuration, and management of your WLAN. New cloud-based solutions (leveraging microservices) can provide several advantages, but how do you get from the old WLAN world to the new one with the least amount of time and pain? We’ll show you how.
Join the latest AI:rchitect series webinar, where we will deep dive into:
WLAN software architectures: Monolithic vs Microservices
Network architectures: How to preserve key design principles (VLAN trunking)
Tips for simplifying new AP deployment and configuration
Integration with ClearPass, ISE, and similar products
Leveraging APIs for seamless integration into existing backend tools
Using AI and automation for proactive troubleshooting and support
Christian has 20+ years of product marketing, management and engineering experience in the networking industry with a strong focus on mobility, cloud and wireless and speaks often at industry events globally. He currently leads product marketing for Mist. Previously he led product marketing for wired, wireless and branch solutions at Aruba (acquired by HPE).
He also led product marketing and product management for Agito Networks product line (acquired by ShoreTel). Prior to Agito, he was an early member of the Meru Networks team, leading product management and partnerships in VoWLAN and Wi-Fi Access Point solutions. Christian started his career at Nortel Networks where he held several networking and VoIP project lead and software architect positions and was also granted a patent. Connect with him on LinkedIn
Gene Sawyer is the Director, Sales Engineering at Mist Systems where he leads a team of accomplished Sales Engineers as well as working directly with customers and partners leveraging technology to drive mission critical business requirements. Gene has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience with large solution design and deployments across numerous verticals such as retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing and education.
Before joining the Mist Systems team, Gene spent over 13 years at Cisco Systems in Systems Engineering and leadership roles including Director, Systems Engineering in the Cisco Meraki business unit focused on Cisco’s Global Enterprise Segment. Prior to Cisco, Gene worked at Airespace, Trapeze Networks and Extreme Networks. Gene is also a Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
They were loyal to Cisco, Aruba and Others.Then They Saw Mist.
Find out what our customers already know about the future of Wi-Fi.
"Mist enables us to transition our Wi-Fi operations to the cloud, delivering new levels of scalability and agility that we could not achieve with our previous controller-based WLAN architecture."
"The Wi-Fi system from our prior vendor really struggled with roaming and real-time Radio Resource Management (RRM), which became a top priority for my team to fix with a new WLAN platform.