Wireless network provider Xirrus has announced its new managed service provider (MSP) programme, which is designed to meet the growing demand for wireless services.
Xirrus has made it easier and more cost-efficient for MSPs to design, deploy, and manage wireless networks.
Xirrus argues that wireless is no longer just a ‘nice-to-have’ service anymore. Gartner projects that spending on enterprise WLAN equipment (including software) will rise from $2.5 billion in 2010 to $5.2 billion in 2015. However, they also project that by 2015, 80% of newly installed wireless networks will be obsolete because of a lack of proper planning.
The company believes that MSPs can mitigate this emerging trend by deploying Xirrus’ modular Wireless Array platform, Wi-Fi Designer, and Xirrus Management System (XMS), including cloud-based management services for remote configuration, troubleshooting, and policy management.
The new Xirrus MSP program supports partners that demonstrate expertise and success in deploying wireless networks in complex environments, characterised today by the dramatic increase in mobile devices and application demands delivery capabilities for BYOD strategies, wireless security, location services, live event services, emergency response, guest access, voice-over-Wi-Fi, and video streaming.
MSPs will gain expanded revenue and profit opportunities by offering a broad portfolio of value-added wireless services including:
• Network architecture and capacity planning
• Site survey services using Xirrus Wi-Fi Designer
• Network implementation and deployment
• Network configuration, provisioning and maintenance
• Monitoring and reporting
• Troubleshooting and analysis
‘With users everywhere demanding dependable wireless access to a growing number of wireless devices, MSPs are poised for significant growth,’ said Kevin Hollenbach, VP of sales for the Americas at Xirrus.
‘We are the only wireless network vendor able to provide the tools, products, and support an MSP needs to meet the market demand for delivering wireless that will last. We are committed to not only providing world-class products, but also marketing, sales, and ongoing technical support that helps MSPs sign new customers and keep them happy for years to come,’ he said.