Cisco Unified Wireless Network: Reducing SMB and Branch Office Wireless LAN TCO
Source: Cisco Systems
This paper discusses the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, with emphasis on the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module (WLCM) and how it compares to separate, non-unified wireless LAN switch solutions in terms of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This paper examines in detail how an integrated approach can save significant costs in ongoing operations, support, and lost productivity over a five-year period. Integrating advanced services into the networking infrastructure is not a new concept. Cisco Systems has led the industry by integrating critical, advanced services into its Layer 2 and 3 switching and routing platforms, including Voice over IP (VoIP), integrated security, management and application-oriented networking.