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HackIllinois Spurs SDN Innovation

Hack Illinois

Attracted by the chance to compete to create cool things with new technologies, more than 900 students from colleges across the country gathered last weekend at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for HackIllinois. With breathtaking innovation, student teams cooked up a bounty of solutions, ranging from mobile apps to websites to Wi-Fi connected devices.

Many of the students were drawn to projects related to software-defined networking (SDN), with its new approach to designing, building, and managing networks.…

Posted in Education, Industry Insights, Partners & Customers

A Bright Spot for the Cloud


Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi is starting to take hold in enterprises of all sizes. IDC predicts that Cloud Wi-Fi will be a $1B market this year; doubling to almost $2B by the end of 2017. There are three key market trends driving the need for new WLAN deployment models.

  • People are using multiple Wi-Fi devices in their personal and professional lives: smart phones, tablets, wearables and notebooks to name a few.
Posted in Industry Insights, Products

Welcome 2015!


Mobile devices have transformed how we work, how we learn, and how we play. And that freedom to work anywhere, anytime depends on access to fast, reliable wireless connectivity. Meru Networks has worked tirelessly to bring the best Wi-Fi experience to our 14,000 customers worldwide, and today we are celebrating with a new corporate website – one that is more agile, more open, and more intelligent.…

Posted in Industry Insights, Meru Culture, Partners & Customers

Winner – 2014 IT Industry Award for Network/Infrastructure Project of the Year


By Jason Green, Managing Director, Building Zones, a Meru Gold Partner —

Our vision is to make wireless an incredible experience for everyone, and at Building Zones we pride ourselves on delivering this for all our clients.  When it comes down to it, wireless is all about the end user experience.

David Ball, the Head of IT for Eversheds, a leading global Law Firm, awarded Building Zones the contract to deliver their Gigabit Enterprise Wireless Network in December 2013. …

Posted in Industry Insights, Meru Culture, Partners & Customers

How a Reliable Dorm Wi-Fi Solution Can Make the Grade At Campus


We’ve shared our own success with the challenges of delivering Wi-Fi in Dorm rooms. But we also want to share the stories of other customers. So we talked to a number of Higher Education customers, including St. John Fisher to hear how their team’s Campus experience went.

Getting Started with Dorm Room Wi-Fi Planning

There was unanimous agreement that dorm rooms are among the most challenging places on a campus to deliver Wi-Fi. …

Posted in Education

iPhone 6 and the Need for More Wi-Fi


It may start as a trickle, but it won’t take long before the new iPhone 6 floods our corporate networks. With Apple reporting a record number of iPhone 6’s sold the first week on the market, this will be sooner rather than later. The new iPhone looks to be one of the most popular iPhones ever, and JPMorgan estimates that 235 million iPhones will be sold in the next year.…

Posted in Industry Insights