Testing Completed on API standard that Brings Ease and efficiency to WLAN Configuration and Management
“While incumbent vendors are attempting to implement OpenConfig directly on WLAN hardware, such as controllers and Access Points, Mist is the first to implement this standard in the cloud,” said Sudheer Matta, vice president of product at Mist. “This unique approach to OpenConfig enables IT personnel to manage large networks as a single instance instead of many distributed devices, which reduces errors, lowers operational costs, and delivers unparalleled scale.”
Benefits of OpenConfig include:
- Efficient monitoring of large networks. OpenConfig provides a means by which IT departments can easily subscribe to configuration and stats channels and send/receive push-driven events and updates.
- Support for multi-vendor environments. OpenConfig allows for interchangeable Wi-Fi networking equipment based on industry standards and a common set of configuration/monitoring paradigms across different vendors’ solutions.
- Standards-based integration across the IT stack. As a leader in AI for IT, Mist has been working with leading vendors like Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, and VMware VeloCloud to extend Mist’s wireless insight and AI-driven automation with complimentary LAN, WAN and security solutions. With OpenConfig, there is a standards-based approach for achieving similar types of integration across the IT industry.
Mist has completed Phase I and II of OpenConfig testing and plans to move to pilot deployments in November. Final support of the standard will be generally available shortly after.
Mist Systems, a Juniper Networks company, is leading the transition to AI-driven IT. The Mist Learning Wireless LAN (WLAN) makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable by providing unprecedented visibility into the user experience and by replacing time consuming manual IT tasks with proactive automation. In addition, Mist brings enterprise-grade Wi-Fi, BLE and IoT together to deliver personalized, location-based wireless services without requiring battery-powered beacons. All operations are managed via Mist’s modern cloud architecture for maximum scalability, agility and performance.
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