Ruckus’ new SmartZone unified software platform

NEW DELHI: Ruckus Wireless has introduced its new SmartZone software platform, a carrier-grade solution developed for and deployed by service providers around the globe, now extended to enterprise customers.

This future-ready solution powering Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technologies addresses the growing challenges that enterprises and service providers face in delivering high-performance, reliable Wi-Fi, while also providing them with a clear path to meet constantly increasing network infrastructure performance and service requirements, a release said.

The Ruckus SmartZone software platform provides unified software architecture across wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers, for appliance, virtualized and cloud environments offering the ultimate in deployment flexibility.

This new Wi-Fi software offers scaling up to 300,000 devices.

“Enterprises and service providers that are providing Wi-Fi are under the stress of increasing mobile device proliferation and constantly escalating availability requirements of business-critical applications,” said Greg Beach, Vice-President of Product Management, Ruckus Wireless.

“As applications evolve and more devices get connected, both of them need to invest in a high performance and high availability network to overcome these challenges today, while investing for their future WiFi needs. With our Ruckus SmartZone software platform, we’re providing them with a solution that is cost-effective and easy to use and manage.” said Beach.

The new SmartZone family of Ruckus physical and virtual appliance controllers is available now worldwide from authorized Ruckus BiG DOGs partners. The vSZ-D will be available next quarter. The new Ruckus SmartZone 100 controller is available at a price $4,995 (USD), plus $100 (USD) per access point license.

The Ruckus virtual SmartZone (vSZ) is $priced at 995 (USD) per instance, plus $100 (USD) per access point license.

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