The Mist Cloud Architecture
with Microservices

The world is going cloud…Now wireless can too.

Not all cloud services are designed for the delivery of an optimized digital experience.  Just as enterprises look to mobility and cloud to be nimble, we designed the Mist Cloud around microservices for its business agility and scale.  Some existing cloud services still tailor to SMB customers with legacy controller-based architecture. The Mist cloud is the first truly innovative approach to always-on wireless in over a decade – combining AI, machine learning and data science with the latest microservices technologies to deliver a smart, scalable solution that optimizes the wireless experience for digital transformation.




Services scale up or down elastically when they’re needed without requiring expensive hardware.

Resiliency and Programmability

The failure of one service does not impact others.

100% API programmability.


Services are designed independently of one another using optimized technology stacks chosen specifically for that service


Adding or removing features is simple, and bugs are fixed in near real-time without network disruption.

Key components


The Mist cloud is built on a microservices architecture that brings the agility of SaaS to wireless networks. On-demand network upgrades and patches take minutes instead of months.

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AI, Machine Learning and Data Science

  • Mist adapts in real-time to changes in user, device, and application behavior for predictable and reliable Wi-Fi and accurate location services.
  • Monitor network trends in real-time and send alerts when service levels degrade. Recommendations are provided for troubleshooting and/or proactive configuration changes.

Modern Cloud Elements

  • Web-scale enables Mist to collect, analyze and store real-time metadata from all wireless clients
  • Containers ensure portability and fault tolerance
  • Kafka , Storm, Spark and other elements provide speed, scale, and resiliency
  • A global cloud instance provides insight into macro level trends

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