Mass tablet deployment - network scaling
So, there is an outside possibility that mass tablet deployment may happen here at some point, so I want to start getting my head around it properly.
Things that I'd want to look at:
1. Internet connectivity
2. Onsite proxying
Potentially, it'd be about 600 devices connected around the school. We already have a Ruckus wireless system in place, which we would upgrade and scale up (we have 13 APs across the site on a 1000 series controller). I'd want to at least double that, possibly triple.
We have a 100Mbit internet connection via our LEA which goes via SWGfL. I'd not want to stay with them to be honest. Yes, they work out quite cheap for us at the moment, but they lack flexibility. We also run a TMG proxy onsite, but this is soon going to be no use to us.
So, we would need to replace/scale our net connection, and provide adequate filtering/proxying for it.
How large a connection would people recommend for 600 devices that are more than likely going to nearly always be in use? And for filtering?