Tanaza is partnering with Edgecore Networks to offer a joint Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi solution

Edgecore Networks and Tanaza

Tanaza is partnering with Edgecore Networks to offer a joint Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi solution

We are proud to announce that Tanaza and Edgecore Networks are partnering to provide unprecedented progress in the open networking industry by integrating the Linux-based Tanaza Operating System, TanazaOS, to run atop Edgecore Networks open Wi-Fi access points.

Tanaza the WiFi Cloud-Managed Solution

Tanaza developed an intuitive and responsive WiFi cloud management platform for IT professionals to operate networks remotely. The vendor-agnostic platform makes the deployment, configuration, and management of WiFi networks straightforward. It allows customers to control and monitor multiple WiFi devices from a single dashboard in the cloud. 

We create value for our partners and users by allowing unprecedented efficiency in network management. Furthermore, Tanaza frees users from locked-in vertical solutions that impose a software and hardware bundle. Also, by leveraging the software and hardware disaggregation paradigm it allows users to upgrade to TanazaOS, access points from different vendors.

Edgecore Networks, the leader in Open Networking

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore is the leader in Open Networking. They offer scalable, converged networking solutions that meet different customer needs targeting Data Centers, Telecommunication Service Providers, MSPs, and Enterprises. 

Their underlying philosophy is to provide professional wired and wireless solutions from the edge to the core. The company delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide.

Tanaza partners with Edgecore Networks to deliver a joint cloud-managed WiFi solution

The cutting-edge partnership between Tanaza and Edgecore Networks will allow all MSPs and Service Providers to combine the powerful flexibility of Tanaza’s software with a solid and high-performing Edgecore device. 

Over time most of Edgecore Networks’ devices will join the family of Tanaza Powered Devices™— a curated selection of performing WiFi access points that come with the Tanaza Operating System already pre-installed to provide users with an out-of-the-box, plug&play experience. 

The first Edgecore open access points models to be supported are:

  • ECW5211-L 
  • ECW5410-L
  • Also, the most recent 802.11ax (WiFi 6) model, Edge-Core EAP-101, is coming up

Currently, Tanaza is developing compatibility with more Edge-core devices. Stay tuned and visit our Support portal to learn more about upcoming devices compatible with Tanaza. 

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Keeping the Tanaza firmware update on your WiFi Access Points has never been so important, and here’s why!

In today’s digital age, to run optimal WiFi networks, MSPs need to keep their WiFi devices updated with the latest firmware version to ensure excellent network performance.

In networking terms, the firmware is the software embedded into an access point, switch, controller, or router, which allows controlling the device. As a result, all the operating devices within a network should always be updated with the latest firmware. Consequently, these updates provide the devices with instant functionality improvements, which enhance the overall user experience.

What are the benefits of a firmware update on WIFi devices?

Continuously, Tanaza rolls out enhanced new features in the TanazaOS operating system to improve the platform. Users can enjoy these new features only after updating their firmware with the latest TanazaOS version available. Therefore, to achieve maximum efficiency with the Tanaza platform, we recommend our customers to keep their access points firmware updated. 

Tanaza firmware updates also protect your access points from vulnerabilities with our security patches, driving security and stability within your WiFi networks. Further, the firmware update allows the TanazaOS system to be more efficient, which leads to an increase in performance and speed.

Update the Tanaza firmware efficiently in no time

Manually logging into each access point to update all your network devices with the latest firmware is a time-consuming task. To prevent this scenario, Tanaza has created an enhanced version of this feature, which allows users to apply Tanaza firmware updates on their access points, remotely and at a network or organization level

Users can update some or all the devices within multiple networks or in inventory at the same time. Then, users can select which access points or networks would like to update with the latest firmware version. Afterwards, the update can be executed in bulk in just one-click. 

As a result, users can save time by updating multiple devices at once. More importantly, users can avoid onsite travels as the firmware update can be done remotely, kind of crucial these days given the current situation. 

Lastly, to provide users with an extra layer of security, the new Tanaza firmware update can be downloaded from our servers through a secure connection. If you would like to learn more about how to execute a firmware update in multiple devices powered by Tanaza, read this article TanazaOS update.”

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Where to find the latest Tanaza firmware?

Users can browse the available firmware version in the ‘Firmware Update’ page available on Tanaza’s account user menu. We recommend users to install the firmware update as soon as it’s released. 

Don’t wait too long to start enjoying new enhanced features with each Tanaza firmware update.

Now would be a good idea also to check Tanaza’s blog. We always communicate the latest firmware and feature releases of our platform in our blog. Also, users can read relevant content that can help maximize WiFi network performance and manage network deployments more efficiently.

Why is it so important to update the Tanaza firmware?

Firmware updates play a vital role in the functionality of your access points. After updating the firmware, the user experience is similar to a new product. It does not only enhance your experience with the Tanaza platform and your network’s performance, but it also protects your access points from vulnerabilities and fixes existing bugs.

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TanazaOS and OpenWRT – Differences and similarities

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TanazaOS and OpenWRT – Differences and similarities


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A guide to OpenWRT and TanazaOS. A comparison of the features of these two operating systems for embedded devices.

What is OpenWRT?

OpenWRT is a well-known open-source (GPL license) Linux distribution for embedded systems like routers, wireless access points, and CPEs.

It has been widely used for multiple applications in wireless networking, thanks to the wide range of extensions available.

What is TanazaOS?

TanazaOS is a proprietary operating system by Tanaza.

First released in 2019, it is a Linux-based operating system for Wi-Fi access points. At the contrary of firmware versions 1.x and 2.x released by Tanaza until 2019, it is not based on OpenWRT.

The LuCi Web Interface and Tanaza’s cloud-based interface

Both OpenWRT devices and TanazaOS devices are managed through a web interface. However, LuCi (the OpenWRT web interface) is not as intuitive as Tanaza’s.

Open-WRT allows managing single networking devices through commands. Instead, Tanaza includes a cloud-based intuitive interface to manage multiple Wi-Fi networks in a centralized way.

Supported wireless access points

The lists of compatible hardware for OpenWRT and TanazaOS differ significantly: OpenWRT supports a broader variety of devices, including CPEs and routers.

Similarly, they both make releases for old devices, therefore prolonging the life of the hardware with the software.

TanazaOS and OpenWRT features

Both operating systems allow adding new functionalities to the access points.

While in Tanaza these features are available within the platform without any need for coding, Open-WRT requires coding extension packages. Examples of application extensions include a captive portal, bandwidth control, VLANs, reducing latency/lag, securing internet access.

Tanaza also allows integrating the platform with a large variety of external systems. Both TanazaOS and Open-WRT free their users from the application selection provided by the hardware manufacturer.

TanazaOS and OpenWRT security and quality assurance

Both TanazaOS and Open-WRT are resistant to common vulnerabilities, are stable, and operate reliably for long periods. Thanks to the frequent software updates also for older devices, there are no hidden backdoors left by hardware vendors.

Tanaza is a for-profit company partnering with leading vendors. It is pro-actively acting to keep its firmware 100% bug-free and safe. Tanaza’s Quality Assurance team performs hundreds of tests to ensure the full functionality of the firmware and the platform. Tanaza is a production-ready, proven enterprise-grade product with over 12 releases/year.

Instead, the Open WRT project relies on its releases (around one/year) on the work of the OpenWRT community. Consequently, it does not go through a precise quality assurance process. Releases sometimes lead to breakages in some system’s elements or previously available functionalities.

Operational efficiency with Tanaza and OpenWRT

The fundamental difference between Open-WRT and Tanaza is that the last is much easier to use and intuitive.

OpenWRT is a valuable open-source project. However, it does not allow cloud managing and monitoring Wi-Fi networks in a fast and efficient way.

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What’s new at Tanaza: Cosmo Networks

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Last December, we rolled out some exciting new features at Tanaza. In 2020, we hit the ground running by launching Cosmo Networks the first line of white-box WiFi access points with TanazaOS already pre-installed. Please keep reading to learn how we paired hardware for professional usage with our WiFi cloud management software.

 

For many years, customers asked us why they had to install Tanaza’s software on third-party devices. Instead, they would prefer to have ready-to-go access points, cloud-managed with the Tanaza software out-of-the-box. It seems less hassle than buying a Ubiquiti Unifi access point from Amazon and then “flash” it with our software, right?

However, going down that road and becoming a hardware vendor does not align with our mission.

At our core, software and hardware disaggregation are the main drivers of our company strategy and product innovations. In our minds, users should be able to buy hardware and software separately; therefore, avoiding vendor lock-in due to vertically-integrated hardware and software bundles.

Historically, software and hardware disaggregation can be appreciated in many fields. A great example is the Microsoft Windows system, which can run on almost any computer -not Apple devices, of course. Another example is the Android operating system, currently the most-used smartphone OS worldwide, which runs on mobile devices from multiple hardware vendors.

We believe that disaggregation will also happen in the WiFi area. In this way, service providers can benefit from all the advantages of WiFi software and hardware disaggregation, including cost savings, higher efficiency, and effortless scalability.

How Tanaza works with off-the-shelf and white-box WiFi access points

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To be aligned with our mission, we split our hardware compatibility strategy into two streams. On the one hand, the Tanaza cloud software is compatible with off-the-shelf devices from multiple hardware vendors. Thanks to the TanazaOS installer, the process of installing the TanazaOS operating system on supported access points is much faster than in the past and effortless.

On the other hand, we created Cosmo Networks, a selection of white-box access points for medium and large-scale deployments, running TanazaOS as their default operating system.

The Cosmo Networks WiFi access points can be deployed seamlessly with zero-touch provisioning on the Tanaza WiFi cloud management platform, also together with other brands’ access points (i.e., Ubiquiti, TP-Link). Cosmo Networks access points come with the complete feature set of the Tanaza Cloud Management software and a lifetime license included.

Moreover, the Cosmo Networks devices allow saving on the equipment’s costs, as they are shipped from the ODM factory directly to the customers’ premises, with no intermediaries.

“Thanks to Cosmo Networks, we are offering to our users the opportunity to deploy hundreds of access points on the cloud, with no need to install our software on them”, declares Sebastiano Bertani, CEO and Founder of Tanaza. “I am sure this will help us scale-up our business in many countries, where the supply of compatible off-the-shelf WiFi access points is currently scarce or slow”.