Economics of cooperative control
Protocols are free
Aerohive | 14 June 2011, 16:20 | LAN/WAN
When Ethernet switches run smart switching protocols and routers run smart routing protocols, why should access points be dumb? APs are distributed devices doing distributed computing, and they should run protocols that allow them to coordinate distributed data flow. Aerohive’s Cooperative Control protocol suite does the controller’s work, which eliminates the need to redesign your network in order to introduce a controller-based overlay infrastructure. That’s one less thing to manage, and one less thing to pay for.