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Mojo Cloud Managed Platform Release 8.1 — July 2016

by Sean Blanton on Jul 18, 2016

Happy summer, Mojo World! It’s time again for another cloud release and I want to take some time to highlight a couple of key items. Our goal is simple: deliver superior enterprise WiFi. And though our past releases focused on our cloud architecture built around WiFi analytics and automation, this time we want to hone in on the cool new things our access points are doing to help ensure your WiFi is the best it can be. So let’s focus on two specific additions: Mojo Air and the Mojo Cluster Protocol (MCP).

Mojo Air: Ensure the Best Possible Wireless Experience

OK, so Mojo Air isn’t totally new. Let me explain: Mojo Air is a suite of features and techniques that focus on three major areas:

We’ve supported a number of these techniques for years, and this release builds on that with a focus on high-density environments (think university and enterprise campuses) and those that need strong performance for voice and video applications (schools, offices, etc). We’ve encapsulated everything under the banner of Mojo Air so you know all the ways we can help make your WiFi successful.

What’s more, Mojo Air was designed to seamlessly pair with the C-130, the only enterprise access point with a 2x2 third radio, to provide consistent, high-performance access with unparalleled, uninterrupted RF visibility and automatic and over-the-air threat prevention — going above and beyond the standard package you may be used to today. Check out this blog post to learn more about RRM.

Mojo Cluster Protocol: Better Scaling

Let’s get technical for a moment. Mojo Cluster Protocol (MCP) was designed to allow large campus WiFi deployments (again, think higher education, K-12 and enterprise campuses) to scale without the need for a controller. You see, without a controller, access points execute on the Control plane themselves, and that means they are responsible for sharing user details (among other information) with one another to ensure a seamless roaming experience. This leads to a false perception that controller-less architectures cannot scale for large deployments because of the limited resources that an access point has to store this information.

But this is simply not true. Using MCP, each Mojo access point builds a virtual cluster of nearby access points. This way pertinent information is exchanged within these clusters only and not across the entire network, which makes large-scale network deployments possible. As a result, MCP significantly reduces the load on access points because they only need to maintain a tight list of wireless users in their memory banks.

And this is just the beginning of what MCP does to help large networks scale, so stay tuned for more. What are you waiting for? Current customers and Mojo partners can find the full release notes in their respective Support/Partner portals. For anyone who wants to learn more about this release and more, please call 877-930-6394 or email myrep@mojonetworks.com. Or, just click the button for a personalized, one-on-one demo.

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Topics: Cloud, Software, K-12, higher education, radio resource management, over-the-air protection, wireless traffic optimization, Mojo Air, Mojo Cluster Protocol