With the current arrival of an image based Virtual Controller it was inescapable as I might want to think before Cisco released a switch/WLC combo solution and now they have done as of late that by launching the Cisco Catalyst 3850 series switches. Having had a quick read at the details it manages unmistakably look charming, at any rate there is a confinement to revealed as an essential concern - The 3850 just backings 50 Access Points for each switch element. This infers even in its stacked structure (you can pile up to 4) this limitation despite everything applies! I'm certain Cisco have their clarifications behind this anyway here are my contemplations as why this may be:
Advantages of Catalyst 3850 Series Switches
The Catalyst 3850 is the essential stackable access switch stage that enables wired notwithstanding remote organizations on a single Cisco IOS XE Software-based stage. With this, Cisco has initiated a huge gathering of rich capacities, for instance, high availability subject to stateful switchover (SSO) on stacking, granular QoS, security, and Flexible Netflow (FNF) across wired and remote in a steady way.
Similarly, the wired notwithstanding remote features are bundled into a single Cisco IOS Software picture, which reduces the amount of programming pictures that customers need to qualify/guarantee before enabling them in their system. The single reassure port for order line interface (CLI) management diminishes the amount of touch centers to administer for wired notwithstanding remote organizations, as such improving system tasks, unraveling system exercises, and cutting down the TCO to manage with the foundation.
Joined wired notwithstanding remote improves remote data transfer capacity transmission over the system just as the size of remote sending. Each 48-port Cisco 3850 gives 40 Gbps of remote throughput (20 Gbps on the 24-port model). This remote limit increases with the amount of people in the stack. This guarantees the system can scale with current remote transfer speed transmission limit necessities, as coordinated by IEEE 802.11n-based passages and with future remote rules, for instance, IEEE 802.11ac. Likewise, the 3850 switches the remote controller capacities to achieve better flexibility. Each Cisco 3850 switch/stack can fill in as the remote controller in two modes:
MA (Mobility Agent) Mode
This is the default mode wherein the Cisco 3850 switch ships. In this mode the switch is prepared for consummation the CAPWAP burrows from the passages and giving remote availability to remote customers. Keeping up remote client databases and arranging and executing security and QoS strategies for remote clients and passages can be maintained in this mode. No additional permit on head of IP Base is required to work in the mobility agent mode.
In this mode, the Cisco 3850 switch can play out all the mobility operator assignments notwithstanding mobility coordination, radio resource management (RRM), and Cisco CleanAir® coordination inside a mobility subdomain. The mobility controller mode can be empowered on the switch CLI. IP Base license level is required when the 3850 switch is going about as the mobility controller. A halfway found Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller (WLC 5508), Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2) (when running AireOS Version 7.3), and Wireless LAN Controller 5760 can likewise play out this job for bigger deployments.
With mobility experts located in the wiring storage rooms giving 40 Gbps of wireless for each switch (n x 40 Gbps for a pile of switches) and mobility controllers managing a segment of the focal remote capacities, the met get to based remote sending gives top level flexibility to remote and inside and out improved wireless throughput.