The client, a Silicon Valley based network performance management startup, wanted to develop a solution that could improve the operation of wireless networks through cloud based analytics and data science. The solution aimed to not only enable an inventory of Wi-Fi clients, capabilities and location, present real-time geo-location enabled Wi-Fi client mapping, and monitor Wi-Fi networks and flows between clients and APs, but also analyze in real-time operational flows, faults and performance to generate insights that could reduce connectivity issues. Additionally, the solution was expected to analyze these insights, share recommendations for solutions, and even self-heal Wi-Fi networks. Zymr was selected as a technology partner to build this solution due its deep domain expertise in Wi-Fi networking, SDN, and big-data analytics.
Zymr was involved in the development of this product from its early days, and proactively collaborated with the client’s development team to evaluate various cutting-edge opensource frameworks based on the product requirements. The Zymr team engaged in rapid-prototyping of key building blocks, such as Kafka, Vert.X, ElasticDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc. to flesh out scalability and performance metrics prior to committing to the final architecture. Key elements of the software development included
DevOps: Zymr worked with the client for the DevOps plan on Amazon AWS to create test, staging and production cloud deployment. Zymr automated push of new builds and instantiation using Chef.
Zymr’s contributions led to the development of a cloud-based multi-tenant wireless network management and orchestration solution, with a visualization tier comprising secure admin console and mobile apps. The solution gathers operational data from Wi-Fi network elements in real-time through sensors and analyzes it for operational intelligence that is actionable. The client was subsequently acquired by a market leader in enterprise wireless network access solutions.
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