CTS 180: Our Expectations for Mobility Field Day 4

Mobility Field Day offers the opportunity for vendors to present what they have been working on in front of a group of talented delegates. It usually generates really good conversations and interactions.

This year, Mobility Field Day will be taking place in Silicon Valley from August 14th to August 16th . The event is organized by a company called Gestalt IT.

Event website: https://techfieldday.com/event/mfd4/

Mobility Field Day

List of Delegates

List of Companies Presenting

Note: we didn’t talk about Cisco on the show since we recorded this episode before we knew that they were going to be presenting.

Our Overall Expectations

  • Talks around Wi-Fi 6 and its implementation
  • Talks around AI
  • Talks around ways to ease the monitoring and configuration of Wi-Fi networks
  • Hear about new products and solutions

Expectations from Aruba (HPE)

  • Presentation of their Wi-Fi 6 APs
  • Talks around the cloud-based solution
    • They released a new version of Aruba Central recently
    • It would be nice to hear more about it
  • Maybe talks around security
    • Clearpass to secure IOT
    • Clearpass to provide more visibility

Expectations from Cisco

Expectations from Fortinet

  • Don’t really know what to expect from Fortinet.
  • Maybe they will come with something new?
  • Will we be talking about Single Channel Architecture? Is it the end of it?
  • Will they be announcing new Wi-Fi 6 FortiAPs?

Expectations from Metageek

Expectations from Mist

  • We are pretty much sure they will be presenting their new Wi-Fi 6 APs
  • Curious to know about where they AI stand today (going to Bob’s interview on the show)
  • Would like to learn more about their growth (outside of the US)
  • Would like to see how the merge can empower them

Secret Company?

  • Seriously no idea who that can be…
  • Ideas
    • Other vendor: Ubiquiti? Everest Networks? 
    • Software company?

Let us know what are your expectations for the event in the comments.

Don’t forget to tune in and watch the event live at https://techfieldday.com/event/mfd4/.

CTS 140: Mist Goes All In With AI

We discuss Mist System’s bet on Artificial Intelligence in Wi-Fi

Mist Goes All In With AI

Mist delivers an update from a year ago when they announced their Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Wi-Fi, Marvis. With a lot more features implemented, it’s possible for a user to ask questions in a natural language and instantly get a response from Marvis. Our discussions come from Mist’s presentation at Mobility Field Day 3 (MFD3) where Rowell participated as a delegate.

The folks over at Mist are very confident about their AI solution, Marvis. So much so they use it with the tickets that come in from their customers. Marvis will look up the issues for you. Just with a few simple questions. You can ask questions such as:

“How was the site Corporate Headquarters doing during yesterday?”

The response you get are the problems affecting that site. Further from just telling you the issue, you can drill in further, correlate data, and get down to the root cause. The amount of data that is in front of you can be staggering.

Ultimately, that information is actionable. There’s a lot of potential with Mist being a cloud-managed Wi-Fi solution.

You can check it out for yourself in these videos from Mobility Field Day 3 (MFD3).

Links & Resources

DeMISTifying Wi-Fi Issues