The Meru vision
Meru began with a vision that sooner or later most enterprises would operate in an all-wireless environment: the network edge would need no wires, and a wireless LAN would fully support the enterprise. We wanted users to be able to count on the wireless network to access the content and applications they needed to get their jobs done, and we wanted IT managers to have the power to prepare their networks for the next generation of mobile applications.
To bring that vision to life, we created a unique architecture that frees networks from the limitations of client control. With mobility in mind, we custom-built a network that could deliver the seamless coverage and simple scalability that are only possible with a single-channel design, a network that could virtualize wireless resources to ensure smooth, predictable performance.
Today the Meru Virtualized Wireless LAN is serving thousands of customers around the world.
Welcome to the new enterprise
Meru wireless LANs are specifically designed for environments where high-density wireless traffic is generated by business-critical applications. Such conditions are accelerated in places where the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is in full force and weak networks are unacceptable: hospitals and airports, universities and schools, hotels and other enterprises.
Today, the BYOD phenomenon is pervasive. In all kinds of enterprises, IT managers are finding that wireless demands are beginning to exceed the capabilities of their current networks—legacy systems meant for casual use and low-volume traffic. With the rapid consumerization of IT, they’re facing more and more mobile devices that have to be provisioned, managed and secured. They’re confronting high-bandwidth applications demanding more and more resources. They’re struggling with the need to scale up an old network to accommodate the rising tide of wireless traffic and to accommodate users in many locations, from headquarters buildings to home offices.
They’re experiencing the emergence of the distributed mobile enterprise, and the stress of an infrastructure that’s unprepared. And they’re turning to Meru for solutions.
A high-performance, scalable wireless LAN solution
Ninety percent of Meru networks replace legacy microcell networks. Why? With a Meru Virtualized WLAN, IT professionals can easily:
- Expand the Wi-Fi network to support more users bringing more devices. A Meru Virtualized WLAN scales up easily—without time-consuming and costly site survey plans.
- Manage the Wi-Fi network with small staffs and tight budgets. A Meru Virtualized WLAN is simple to deploy and manage, with low total cost of ownership.
- Ensure consistent, high-quality mobile services. Meru creates a reliable, seamless network with no soft spots. Real-time RF resource optimization allocates bandwidth fairly and predictably.
- At the same time, Meru lets IT managers leverage their existing investments in virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility—the technologies that allow today’s enterprise to become fully distributed. Meru provides a high-performance wireless infrastructure that is easy to deploy, manage, and expand.
Future-proofing the network
The Meru infrastructure is built from the ground up to support high-user density, extremely mobile users, and business-critical voice, video, and data applications. It’s an all-wireless network that delivers a consistent, interactive experience for all users—no matter what applications they are running, no matter what device they use and no matter how many other users are on the network
Continuing Meru’s commitment to add value to our WLAN solutions, we have announced our advanced wireless network architecture: MobileFLEX. The escalating device access demands brought on by the BYOD phenomenon and adoption of bandwidth hungry applications requires a bolder, more flexible and scalable whole solution approach for Wi-Fi products to keep businesses mobile and productive. MobileFLEX is an integrated wireless network architecture that offers flexibility at multiple layers – policy, management, control and access – designed to help you easily scale your network.
Meru’s design is easily scalable and keeps IT departments ahead of the curve as their users become more dispersed and mobile, and their network demands grow. It’s an infrastructure designed, from the beginning, to future-proof the enterprise network.