Combining Hosted Technology Solutions for Efficient, Streamlined Network Management

Do you rely on hosted technology solutions for any of your business applications? Have you considered migrating your wireless network to a hosted model? In a hosted, cloud-based solution, you eliminate the hardware-based wireless controllers. The controller function becomes virtualized and is delivered from the service provider’s data center.

Why should you consider a managed WLAN service model?

This solution makes sense in a number of situations, but especially if the business already is a hosted customer. If you are currently working with a service provider for other hosted services, such as voice applications, migrating your wireless network can simplify your network operations and management.

Organizations with numerous locations, such as retailers with hundreds or even thousands of stores, could likely benefit from a hosted wireless solution. A service provider could manage the bandwidth and remote wireless networks deployed in every one of the stores.

Another situation in which managed WLANs make sense is when an IT department has to manage a variety of infrastructure components. Disparate vendor equipment is usually the case in acquisitions and mergers — dealing with multiple vendors is never easy. To avoid a disruptive environment, you can turn to a single service provider for a comprehensive hosting solution, including the management of your wireless LAN.

To learn more about hosted technology solutions for wireless LAN, download FairPoint Communications’ latest white paper titled “How Managed Wireless LAN Solutions Transform Business Operations.”

Bob is the Product Manager responsible for Hosted PBX at FairPoint Communications, a leading provider of advanced communications technology in northern New England and 14 other states across the U.S.