In this special DemoFriday, we learn how to optimize Microsoft Lync and Apple Bonjour for the campus network using Meru Collaborator and Personal Bonjour, the first applications from Meru. In this presentation, you’ll learn how Meru’s apps can help manage complex, user-centric networks.
Meru Bonjour & Microsoft Lync Demo – Simplifying Support Across Campus Networks
Since receiving the Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) Certification of Conformance last year, Meru Networks has actively sought to expand its efforts in software-defined networking (SDN). As a wireless vendor, Meru has looked to support SDN-enabled wireless infrastructure, and in its DemoFriday presentation, they demonstrated how its SDN-based applications — Meru Collaborator and Personal Bonjour — help manage user-centric networks.
In this presentation, Meru’s Senior VP of Engineering Ajay Malik and SDxCentral’s own Matt Palmer show us how to integrate Meru Collaborator and Personal Bonjour for the benefit of wired and wireless networks.
The DemoFriday highlights how Meru Collaborator integrates with Microsoft Lync to detect and manage quality of service on a heterogenous network. The presentation also shows how the Meru application can prioritize Lync traffic by determining which devices need more or less bandwidth. The demo of Personal Bonjour illustrates its ability to limit the “chattiness” of Bonjour, empowering users to consolidate personal Bonjour devices while blocking out other nearby devices — an important feature for crowded campus networks.
Other interesting highlights from the Meru Bonjour & Microsoft Lync demo:
- Meru SDN apps ensuring Microsoft Lync voice quality
- Use of Apple Bonjour services within complex campus networks
- Advantages of SDN for the wireless edge of the corporate network
If you are interested in learning more about how Meru Collaborator works with Microsoft Lync unified communication and delivers prescriptive resolution options, or how Personal Bonjour minimizes Bonjour broadcast storms and can propagate advertised services down to the individual user, take a look at the helpful resources below. Here, you’ll find the full Meru Bonjour & Microsoft Lync demo, demo-only video, the Q&A following the presentation, as well as the presentation slides.
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