I’m just launching a 29 location fiber WAN with between 1 and 5 Gb at each site that smartly routes traffic to one of three internet egress points. I’m on powercode and was planning to put in a virtual Procera at each egress point which constantly replicates with the rest. So if an egress point goes down, traffic is routed to the next closest egress and can still be authenticated and blocked.
But Powercode seems to be having some problems. They’ve been working a year to get their virtualized procera running and 4 months ago I was told 3 weeks. Still not up. Now I’m finding they want $10k for the “hardware” which has to be a special dell machine. Meanwhile, Sonar appears to already have this worked out and has a cloud-based virtual aitting at 70 cents per user. So I’m seriously considering a change before I really get rolling. So it’s interesting to see someone in the business this long that is also planning to make that change.
The big question I have is with the mimosa equipment. I’m told that it isn’t Powercode integrated yet and they are still months away from that. I’ve been starting with UBNT but really want to change to mimosa but so far I don’t see that the mimosa stuff can be entirely and properly managed through powercode or through sonar for that matter. It’s something to do with the firmware.
So the question is - how are you using powercode with mimosa? What benefits are missing that you would have with something already integrated with Powercode like UBNT or Cambium? Are you able to get the full mesh effect with powercode running behind it?
Our overall business plan should see roughly 10,000 subscribers at which point we’ll be expanding until we can’t expand any more. And we’re offering both dedicated and shared internet as well as voice and some server options for remote backup or cloud-services.
I really need “reliable” and “simple” for provisioning and troubleshooting. So I’m really curious about almost everything you’re doing. I’ll even pay you for consulting if you want to assist.