I searched the forum and found that there were a few discussions about what to upgrade your wireless to but not so much on “When and Why” of upgrading your wireless.
Some background on us. We went to Ruckus right when they came out with the ZD1100 (not sure when that was) and went with 7363’s (Wireless N band) at our two largest campuses and UniFi at our smaller campuses. Later we added some R300 and R500’s to the system as demands increased and a backup ZD1100. Ever since we went to Ruckus I’ve had almost zero complaints about wireless. Our staff uses wireless only since everyone is on Mac Books and it works for their needs. On a weekend we don’t have huge density or bandwidth requirements as I think most of our people just use their phones with 4G and we don’t push anything from the stage that says “Open this app…” so those demand are pretty low. We also don’t host any conferences really (and the small ones we’ve done have been fine with what we have). So, the only reason I can see to upgrade is that our equipment is EOL and not supported but we do have a backup hot-spare controller.
So, the main question is "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?"
Or are the other questions to be asked?
What are your thoughts? I’m thinking of going to vSZ-E and keeping the R300 and R500 and replacing the rest but I’m wondering when to make that move since everything works and is paid for.