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Under the Hood of Vendor Unlocked Whitebox APs
Posted by Sudhan Kayarkar on Apr 17, 2017

The data center industry has embraced hardware/software disaggregation promoted by Open Compute Project (OCP) in servers and switches. It brings benefits of cost, flexibility and innovation. OCP has now started a working group called Campus, Branch and Wireless (CBW) to extend disaggregation concept to enterprise networking. For additional details on OCP/CBW whitebox WLAN AP, see this #wlpc 2017 video presentation by @CHemantC. Mojo Networks has been an active contributor to the CBW group. At the recently concluded Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, we demonstrated open install of Mojo WLAN software on the latest Qualcomm 802.11ac Wave 2 AP platforms manufactured by 3 different hardware vendors (ODMs). 

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Under the Hood of Vendor Unlocked Whitebox APs
Posted by Sudhan Kayarkar on Apr 17, 2017

The data center industry has embraced hardware/software disaggregation promoted by Open Compute Project (OCP) in servers and switches. It brings benefits of cost, flexibility and innovation. OCP has now started a working group called Campus, Branch and Wireless (CBW) to extend disaggregation concept to enterprise networking. For additional details on OCP/CBW whitebox WLAN AP, see this #wlpc 2017 video presentation by @CHemantC. Mojo Networks has been an active contributor to the CBW group. At the recently concluded Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, we demonstrated open install of Mojo WLAN software on the latest Qualcomm 802.11ac Wave 2 AP platforms manufactured by 3 different hardware vendors (ODMs). 

Getting on the WiFi Freedom Trail with Open AP Standards
Posted by Hemant Chaskar on Feb 10, 2017

In the past, the “open revolution” became ingrained in our lives in the form of open source software. Now it is coming to infrastructure components in the form of hardware-software disaggregation.

What is Hardware-Software Disaggregation?

Disaggregation breaks vendor lock-in between infrastructure hardware and function-enabling software. The approach is to standardize interfaces between the two. Standardization of disaggregation started with OCP (Open Compute Project) founded by Facebook. Now, OCP has vendors across the industry as active participants. OCP’s first focus areas was scale computing. Disaggregation for data center compute and storage turned out to be a big success as many vendors today provide OCP based server technologies.

The Impact of Cognitive WiFi™
Posted by Rick Wilmer on Feb 6, 2017

Today we announced the launch of Mojo Aware™, which is based on a technology we invented called “cognitive WiFi”. It is a core technology that goes beyond anything previously devised to create a network with independent cognitive ability. Aware is a network that thinks, and drives itself to provide faultless never ending high performance connectivity. Aware exploits the limitless resources of the cloud to serve a singular purpose: to make the network run better.

Sound impossible? It’s not.

Aware harnesses the power of cloud, big data analytics, automation, and self-awareness to deliver a pristine experience to your WiFi users – all the time, in every location, regardless of what devices and applications they’re using. Cognitive WiFi visualizes the quality of experience for every one of your users and automates root cause analysis if network problems do occur. It helps you resolve problems rapidly instead of turning them into a wild goose chase. It even proactively fixes WiFi issues before they happen, but if a user does call the helpdesk with a “WiFi problem,” it tells you exactly what's going on – even if it has nothing to do with WiFi.

Why should network admins be chained to the network? Why should users have to flag WiFi issues? They shouldn’t. We think that networks should be intelligent and self-healing, which is exactly what we’ve built.

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Speed Wins… and Feels Really Good, Too
Posted by Rick Wilmer on Aug 10, 2016

I have a friend in Hong Kong who bought a new Lamborghini. As an automotive enthusiast I was inquisitive. Hong Kong traffic is horrendous, thus I was particularly curious about where he could actually drive his Lambo. I asked: “Where can you go fast?” In all seriousness he replied: “Why would I want to go fast? Nobody would ever see me!”

Targeting WiFi Dinosaurs
Posted by Rick Wilmer on Jul 14, 2016

Imagine 65 million years ago, a Tyrannosaurus rex looking up at the night sky. (Despite what we saw in Jurassic Park, the T. rex actually had excellent eyesight.) She might enjoy looking at the stars, and maybe one night, she saw a shooting star moving across the sky. She gave it a second glance, and probably should have paid closer attention, but continued to move on into the night.

Putting Mojo in Your Benchmark Testing
Posted by Robert Ferruolo (Dr. RF) on Jun 29, 2016

So Many Variables, So Difficult to Control

Wireless testing is hard. Any variable can change the results. This post is for those of you who are interested in WLANs and comparing the myriad AP performance tests published by AP vendors, third-party test labs, universities, and anyone who has an AP and a client.

Why Your Access Points Need a Third 2x2 11ac Radio for Security
Posted by Hemant Chaskar on Jun 21, 2016

WIPS monitoring requires scanning all WiFi channels in round-robin fashion to detect threats and vulnerabilities. This scanning can be in one of two forms:

  1. background scanning, in which a radio that provides WiFi access service intermittently scans off-service channels, or
  2. dedicated scanning, in which a radio is dedicated to security and does not provide WiFi access service.

For enterprises that desire strong WIPS security and/or those that deploy real-time applications, background scanning isn’t adequate for the following reasons:

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Easier WLAN Troubleshooting with Wireless Manager’s New Monitoring Tab
Posted by Sean Blanton on Jun 7, 2016

Hello, Mojo world! As you saw, in April we had a new release that brought new features to our access points and our cloud. Today I want to hone in on Mojo Wireless Manager’s new Monitoring tab. We recognize that the average IT organization spends almost 80% of their day on monitoring and troubleshooting, and that with the growing demand for fast, reliable WiFi it’s paramount that you see what’s happening everywhere, so you can take action fast.

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How Can You Reduce Your Overall Enterprise WiFi Costs By Up To 56%?
Posted by Sean Blanton on Jun 1, 2016

We hear this question a lot. The explosion of mobile devices and the increased bandwidth possibilities of 802.11ac Wave 2 mean even greater demands on WiFi networks. That often means more pain for network managers, but eliminating those pains is our goal at Mojo Networks.