April 04, 2016

Creating a Pure Play Networking Company for the Digital Transformation Era

Today Brocade and Ruckus Wireless have taken an important step toward our joint vision of creating a new type of networking company - a company with the strategy, products, talent, and focus needed to deliver the solutions that customers need in order to thrive in today’s era of digital transformation. We’re very excited to let you know that this morning we announced Brocade’s intention to acquire Ruckus, a pioneer in the wireless infrastructure market.

The combination of Brocade and Ruckus will create a pure-play networking company that has market-leading solutions spanning from the most critical part of the data center to the wireless network edge. Wireless technology is a critical element in modern, New IP network architectures. Ruckus’ wireless networking solutions will add a high-growth and highly complementary product category to Brocade’s current storage, data center, campus and mobility networking solutions. The combined company will be better positioned to deliver networks that are platforms for innovation for our customers.

The new company will start with an impressive leadership position in highly strategic areas that we plan to build from:

  • #1 in storage area networking
  • #1 in service provider Wi-Fi
  • #1 in hospitality Wi-Fi
  • #2 in data center networking
  • #3 in enterprise wireless LAN
  • #3 in enterprise edge networking in the U.S. and EMEA

For customers, once the transaction closes, you will be able to rely on the combined company for market-leading networking solutions that extend from your storage networks to your data center, campus, and wireless edge. Both companies remain committed to partnering across the industry and you will continue to enjoy the flexibility that our open, partner-centric strategy brings. Whether you prefer single-vendor or multi-vendor solutions for your network infrastructure, the new Brocade with Ruckus will be better positioned to serve you. We’re also not planning any near-term changes to the sales and support you’ve come to rely on. Ruckus solutions will continue to be sold and supported by the current Ruckus teams, and Brocade solutions will continue to be sold and supported by the current Brocade teams.  Until closing, both companies will continue to operate independently to serve our customers. 

For partners, we’re also not planning any near-term changes to our respective channel and partner structures after closing. Over time, we expect the combination of our two companies will bring our collective partners greater opportunities to offer a broader portfolio of both wired and wireless networking solutions.

For employees, bringing the two companies together is expected to create exciting new opportunities to participate in the combined company's future growth. We have the best talent in the industry in our respective markets today and, together, that dynamic will be even more powerful. Ruckus and Brocade share a number of product and market synergies, as well as a successful track record of working together on behalf of our mutual customers.

For investors, we believe that bringing Ruckus and Brocade together is a smart investment on several fronts. We expect the acquisition to be accretive to Brocade’s non-GAAP earnings by Q1 FY17. It will add a high-growth product category to Brocade’s networking portfolio and is expected to expand Brocade’s total addressable market (TAM) by $5 billion on day 1, with additional TAM expansion as the OpenG™ in-building wireless opportunity evolves in the next couple of years. The combined company would realize significant product and market synergies that are expected to accelerate Brocade’s revenue and earnings growth. It also aligns very well with both companies’ mobile strategies and positions us to win in emerging opportunities like 5G services, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, and more.

Today is an exciting day and we’re both energized by the opportunity ahead of us. From our complementary sales and marketing footprints, to the highly synergistic product portfolio, expanded market opportunity, fundamental business accelerators to be realized, expected investment return, and cultural fit of our two companies, Brocade and Ruckus together will be a unique and exemplary leader in networking solutions globally.

Lloyd Carney                                                                      Selina Lo

CEO, Brocade                                                                     President & CEO, Ruckus

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Additional Information and Where to Find It

The exchange offer referenced in this communication has not yet commenced. This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares, nor is it a substitute for any offer materials that Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (“Brocade”) and its acquisition subsidiary will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  At the time the exchange offer is commenced, Brocade and its acquisition subsidiary will file a tender offer statement on Schedule TO and may later file amendments thereto, Brocade will file a registration statement on Form S-4 and may later file amendments thereto, and Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (“Ruckus”) will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 and may later file amendments thereto, in each case, with the SEC with respect to the exchange offer. Brocade and Ruckus may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the transaction. THE EXCHANGE OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO EXCHANGE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER EXCHANGE OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. RUCKUS STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THESE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT HOLDERS OF RUCKUS SECURITIES SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING EXCHANGING THEIR SECURITIES. The Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other exchange offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, will be made available to all holders of Ruckus stock at no expense to them. The exchange offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional copies may be obtained for free by contacting Brocade’s Investor Relations department at (408) 333-0233 or at IR@Brocade.com. Additional copies of the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement may be obtained for free by contacting Ruckus’ Investor Relations department at 408-469-4659 or at ir@ruckuswireless.com.

In addition to the Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other exchange offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, Brocade and Ruckus file annual, quarterly and current reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports or other information filed by Brocade and Ruckus at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Brocade’s and Ruckus’ filings with the SEC are also available to the public from commercial document-retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

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This communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ significantly.  All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the expected benefits and costs of the proposed transaction; management plans relating to the proposed transaction; the expected timing of the completion of the proposed transaction; statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of Brocade and Ruckus for future operations; statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services of Brocade, Ruckus or the combined company; statements about expected synergies and market opportunities; statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.  Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, the ability of the parties to consummate the proposed transaction on a timely basis or at all; the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the proposed transaction, including the condition that a majority of Ruckus’ shares be validly tendered into the exchange offer; the ability to secure regulatory approvals on the terms expected at all or in a timely manner; the failure of Brocade to obtain financing to consummate the proposed transaction; the possibility that the expected benefits of the proposed transaction may not materialize as expected; the possibility that, prior to the completion of the proposed transaction, Ruckus’ business may not perform as expected due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors; the ability of Brocade to successfully integrate Ruckus’ operations; the ability of Brocade to achieve its plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to Ruckus’ business after the completion of the proposed transaction and realize expected synergies; business disruptions following the proposed transaction; and other risks described in Brocade’s and Ruckus’ filings with the SEC, such as their respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Reports on Form 10-K.  The forward-looking statements included in this communication are made only as of the date hereof, and Brocade and Ruckus expressly assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements whether as the result of new developments or otherwise.

March 15, 2016

It’s More than Just IoT Security, it’s Security at Scale

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 By: Abhi Maras, Cloudpath Product Line Manager 

 

According to IDC, the global market for Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020, and the number of IoT devices is projected to grow from 13 to 30 billion over the next five years*. Many of these IoT devices do and will continue to carry sensitive data.

Those devices need to be securely onboarded and connected.

Why is that challenging? Let’s start with the lack of secure mechanisms available for onboarding and off-boarding. Add to it the fact that IoT devices need to maintain separate network policies not just against user client devices but against themselves due to many device types and applications in play. IoT devices don’t need access to things like file sharing systems that a user/client device would need. While not all things are created equal, recent IoT implementations have treated them as such. For example, the thing controlling the temperature in the break room should be managed differently than the thing powering an oxygen tent in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU).

The good news? These IoT challenges can all be solved. The real challenge is how to solve them at scale.

The best option for addressing scale is certificate-based Wi-Fi security. This type of IoT onboarding allows manufacturers to easily enable secure IoT devices in days or weeks rather than months. By simplifying the availability and adoption of secure IoT devices, it is possible to accelerate onboarding and successfully manage network access without the need for new infrastructure, processes or skills.

Once IoT devices are so secured, the next step is to better enable IT managers in the enterprises that are deploying these IoT devices to control and manage network privileges. This vastly simplifies the adoption of secure IoT devices at scale.

The ideal onboarding technology has the capability to apply specific policies to specific devices, to make the same network cater to users and IT devices while differentiating them and applying different, appropriate policies to all. As a result, mission-critical devices (like that oxygen tent in the ICU) can be treated as such in a hierarchy of permissions set to suit the unique needs of each enterprise via centralized management and control.

For more information about secure IoT onboarding, you can watch a video or attend a webinar.

*According to IDC, by 2018 66 percent of networks will have an IoT security breach.

(Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2016/01/27/internet-of-things-iot-predictions-from-forrester-machina-research-wef-gartner-idc/6/#4bbbbaa72a02)

March 09, 2016

Survey says… Teachers Say Wi-Fi Woes Still found in American K-12 Schools

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By: Richard Nedwich, Global Director of Education 

 

There has never been more Wi-Fi in schools than there is today.  So are teachers feeling empowered or hindered by Wi-Fi in their classrooms?  That’s the question a new survey from EdWeek, sponsored by Ruckus, attempted to uncover. In November 2015, the Education Week Research Center performed a poll; distributed an online survey to 700 self-identified classroom teachers who were randomly sampled from registered users of edweek.org.

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The findings

Teachers strongly value the intended use of Wi-Fi for instruction, but the Wi-Fi they have available in their schools is not sufficient for the challenges of the real-world classroom. 

When asked to grade their Wi-Fi, teachers gave their school wireless GPA a ‘C’ average. Needs improvement.

The numbers speak for themselves

While over 90 percent of teachers felt Wi-Fi helped them differentiate instruction and engage students using a wide array of devices, only 63 percent of teachers relied on Wi-Fi daily.

When asked what they actually use the Wi-Fi for, only 29 percent responded they used it for differentiated instruction. In fact, only 15 percent indicated 21st century teaching and learning (e.g., online testing, gamification, flipped classrooms), while 55 percent used Wi-Fi simply for record keeping and grades, and 33 percent used it for emailing parents and students. Administrative vs. teaching.

Why don’t teachers use Wi-Fi more?

70 percent of teachers report their Wi-Fi is unreliable or slow. Distracted students become even more distracted while teachers struggle to get their iPads working or to stream Khan Academy videos.

50 percent of teachers report their Wi-Fi coverage or capacity fails to support even a single connected device per student in each classroom. That constraint makes it hard to differentiate instruction or to provide online assessments, since each student requires his own device to receive his own test or task.

47 percent of teachers reported a day or more of Wi-Fi outages and 18 percent reported a week to a month of Wi-Fi outages in the Fall 2015 semester. Can you design your lesson plan around Wi-Fi outages?

Learn more

Don’t take our word for it, get the full details from EdWeek in the report here.

Or, join us for a live webinar where we’ll discuss the results, and learn some options to improve the wireless GPA at your school.

Class is in session.

February 18, 2016

Shared Spectrum: Now How is THIS Going to Work?

Juan Santiago By: Juan Santiago, Director of Product Management

In my last post we discussed how shared spectrum is a fundamental new enabler for in-building cellular. We also introduced Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), the U.S. shared spectrum scheme that became Part 96 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules in 2015. Now let’s take a look at how CBRS will actually work.

To begin with, CBRS sets aside 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for commercial uses. This band is ideal for indoor coverage and it overlaps with existing cellular bands outside the U.S. As a consequence, 3.5 GHz-capable phones are already in production; this will help to ensure the ready availability of 3.5 GHz-capable phones in the U.S. BLOG_MWC-lrg

As is the case with unlicensed bands in which Wi-Fi devices currently operate, anyone can use CBRS. However, there is a big difference between the two: CBRS is centrally coordinated in order to minimize interference and to maximize spectrum reuse. The result is a better user experience, especially in environments with lots of users in a limited amount of space.

Here’s how that works: every CBRS access point (AP) registers with a central coordination database, called a spectrum access system (SAS). As part of the registration process, each AP provides the SAS with its installed location within +/- 50m (150ft) horizontal and +/- 3m (9ft) vertical. Then, the SAS uses terrain data and radio propagation models to calculate, in real-time, the radio frequency (RF) power density from all other APs in its database to this AP location. If the power density is less than -80 dBm (1-11 watts), then the SAS declares the spectrum unused and the new AP is free to use the spectrum.

Since the U.S. Navy also uses the CBRS band, the SAS will incorporate sensors along the coasts to detect when ships arrive and apply similar calculations to prevent CBRS APs from interfering with radar. Over time, there will also be provisions to purchase additional local protection, or “preferred status,” in crowded environments, such as Times Square in New York City. However, for most indoor applications, we expect that the building owners who have deployed in-building coverage using CBRS will have access to the entire CBRS band at all times.

The following table summarizes key facts about CBRS and compares it to licensed and unlicensed spectrum. As you can see, CBRS is a radical departure from existing spectrum management schemes.

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Today, Ruckus announced its vision for the future of in-building cellular and will demonstrate OpenG™ technology—utilizing 3.5 GHz shared spectrum—at Mobile World Congress next week. Click here to learn more.

 

 

February 16, 2016

How Shared Spectrum Can Improve In-Building Cellular

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Juan Santiago By: Juan Santiago, Director of Product Management

You’ve been there before: You popped into a store and wanted to look something up on your smartphone while waiting in line. However, the cell signal shows just one lousy bar. You consider logging on to Wi-Fi but there are multiple inconvenient steps that aren’t worth the hassle while you’re waiting in line. Nope, you’ll just wait to go back outside and go somewhere else next time.

Why can’t Wi-Fi be as simple as pulling the phone out of your pocket, like cellular? Or, better yet, why can’t cellular just be everywhere Wi-Fi is, including deep inside buildings? The answer lies in a little-known fact about cellular: Your phone company owns the right to use the cellular airwaves everywhere, even if, as in the example above, it’s not actually using them where you happen to be. 

You may think that the store, realizing that you may never come back, would be willing to spend a little cash for better cell service, but it can’t. The store doesn’t own the right to use the airwaves inside its walls, thus it must work with each phone company individually to convince them to install a new tower nearby or some newfangled piece of equipment within the premises. The process takes months, and only if the phone company also sees a benefit to its own bottom line. There’s got to be a better way.

Folks who regulate airwaves are becoming aware of this problem and are coming up with radical new solutions. One scheme, known as coordinated shared spectrum (CSS), allows others to use the airwaves at a particular time in a particular location if the primary owner—typically, the phone company—is not. In 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a new set of rules for the 3.5 GHz cellular band, turning it from an exclusive licensed band to a shared licensed band using a CSS scheme. FCC officials call it the “innovation band,” but its formal name is Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

What makes CBRS interesting is that it enables building owners to install miniature, Wi-Fi-like boxes that use the same airwaves and the same technology as your cell phone. This means that your phone will work indoors exactly like it does outdoors, moving in and out of cell coverage without manually looking for open networks or entering passwords. Voice calls ring and SMS texts reach you, just like on the phone company network, and without them spending a dime to make it happen.

In the next few years, this service will become available so that the next time you visit that store (or hotel, sports venue, etc.) you will have great cellular service without any effort.

February 12, 2016

Making a (Helpful) Ruckus in the Community

Wendy By: Wendy Stanton, Marketing Communications Manager

 

Ruckus Wireless is committed to giving back to the community. Team building and giving back to the community is at the heart of our organization. We are happy to announce that in 2015, Ruckus employees raised more than $12,000 for a local charity, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI is a non-profit organization that uses highly trained canines to assist veterans, children and adults with disabilities. CCIRuckus_Salina

Service dogs do more than help those with vision and hearing impairment. These specially trained dogs can help people with power or manual wheelchairs, have balance issues, those with various types of autism, in need of seizure alert or response, need to be alerted to other medical issues such as low blood sugar, or anyone with psychiatric disabilities. People rely on these precious dogs to help them with many daily tasks that we take for granted. The dogs really are “best friends” to the people they support.

We are pleased that our donation will help someone in need to live a better life. The donation allowed us to name one of the CCI puppies—a black Labrador retriever—and we decided on Ruckus! He is adorable and sure to put a smile on his new owner’s face. He came to visit us at the Ruckus Wireless headquarters in Sunnyvale where our employees had a chance to get to know him and pet him. Of course, this resulted in many wanting to take him home. CEO Selina Lo even spent some quality time with Ruckus.

So, as Helen Keller so eloquently put it, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Changing the lives of those in need, Ruckus (the dog AND the company) is making that happen.



 

February 11, 2016

Bringing Fast, Reliable and Secure Wi-Fi to the MDU

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In the multi-dwelling housing market, amenities are king! This message is consistent across the board within condos, student housing and assisted living management organizations where everyone understands that potential tenants want one thing: amenities. And in this day and age, the number one tenant amenity is Wi-Fi. Whether it is a young professional who works from home, a student accessing course content, or senior citizens needing to communicate with health care providers—all have the need to stay connected.

This type of housing can create many challenges for Wi-Fi due to high density, large indoor/outdoor coverage areas and multi-story buildings. However, property owners have seen the need to provide reliable broadband and wireless services to residents to make their properties desirable. Copper Mountain, one of Colorado’s premier ski resorts, did just that. Management wanted guests to have the best overall visitor experience while staying at the resort. Hosting close to one million skier visits per year, Copper Mountain has 38 individual condo buildings for a comfortable vacation any time of the year. Its legacy network was not providing enough bandwidth and had poor coverage so the resort turned to Ruckus Wireless.

 

The upgraded infrastructure leveraged a mix of the Ruckus ZoneFlex™ R300 and R500 802.11ac access points within the lodging to allow for three to four devices per bed. With the challenging environment, Ruckus’ patented adaptive antenna technology, known as BeamFlex+, provides thousands of antenna patterns and supports horizontal and vertical polarization allowing for up to three times performance increase. Covering the outdoor common areas, ResortInternet installed Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 and enabled control of all access points using the Ruckus SmartZone controller. To learn more about how Copper Mountain is benefiting from the superior performance of the Ruckus products, check out the case study and video.

 

 

February 08, 2016

Spectrum 101

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A tremendous amount of ink has been ‘shed’ over the last 3+ years debating the various technical proposals for LTE operation in unlicensed spectrum (Ruckus has certainly weighed in when we’ve had something worthwhile to say). But maybe it’s time to back up and reexamine why these proposals are so contentious in the first place. And that will take us up to a 100,000- foot view of spectrum – how it is managed and how it is utilized.

Spectrum is managed and allocated by policymakers and/or regulators, with different countries and regions having their own unique approaches. For the sake of illustration, let’s look at the US. In the US, responsibility for spectrum management is given to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and to the FCC, with the NTIA overseeing federal spectrum usage (for DoD, NASA, etc.) and the FCC overseeing commercial and other non-federal usage. Spectrum allocated by the FCC for commercial uses can further be broken down into licensed and unlicensed categories.

So, this leaves us with a US spectrum management and allocation structure roughly like this:

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  • Federal Spectrum Uses

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  • Commercial Licensed Uses
    Commercial Unlicensed Uses
    Public Safety, Health, Education Uses (non-Federal)

Not surprisingly, the services that have been developed to use these different types of spectrum have been tightly aligned with a specific category. For instance, over-the-air TV, broadcast radio, cellular and commercial satellite services have made use of dedicated licensed spectrum; while cordless telephones, garage door openers, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have made use of shared unlicensed spectrum.

This is one reason that proposals to link unlicensed usage with a licensed spectrum holding are hard for some to accept, because, ‘it’s never been done that way before’. But perhaps these proposals are also highlighting one of the limitations such a strict spectrum management regime imposes. And the need to identify additional spectrum for commercial uses is drawing attention to another issue with the current paradigm—some previously allocated bands (especially some allocated for federal use) are very lightly used, or not used at all in many locations.

Which will set us up nicely for a follow on introduction to coordinated shared spectrum (CSS) regimes. These new spectrum management proposals will provide regulators with an option to allocate bands for flexible use, spanning the entire range of needs from federal to commercial (both licensed and unlicensed).

AUTHOR: Dave Wright, Advanced Technologist

February 04, 2016

College students need food, sleep… and Wi-Fi. [VIDEO]

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How important is Wi-Fi to education? When it comes to earning a college degree, reliable Wi-Fi is essential. Students want to be connected anywhere, any time in classrooms, dorm rooms, student centers, stadiums, or just walking across the quad.

Reliable Wi-Fi is not only fundamental in promoting consistent learning, but it is also a major factor when students are selecting a school. Why? Because Wi-Fi is almost considered a utility—as essential as water or electricity. Now, students carry more than just a cell phone; they have tablets and laptops in their bags, a smart watch or fitness tracker on their wrist, all seeking connection at the same time. With the fast growing capabilities we are all witnessing in smart devices, the lines between using technology for educational and recreation has blurred and students expect higher education institutions to support this growing trend.

 

As students spend more time on their devices, teachers have noticed. They have taken steps to modernize their teaching, integrating smart devices into everyday classroom activities and curriculum delivery. Now, the classroom includes online testing platforms, in-class research, distance learning, polling and more. To make this all possible, reliable Wi-Fi is key—a wireless network that can support waves of high density connections both inside and outside the classroom.

Until recently, Evangel University has been struggling to meet the needs for reliable Wi-Fi. With an outdated Wi-Fi network, students and teachers were complaining almost daily about the poor Wi-Fi experience throughout the campus. Within the past year, the university made a change. Working with Ruckus Wireless, Evangel upgraded its entire WLAN infrastructure, leveraging the ZoneFlex R710 indoor access point (AP), the world’s first enterprise-class Wave 2 11ac AP. And the benefits were instantaneous. To learn more, check out the case study.

 

Author: Diana Shtil, Product Marketing Manager

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February 02, 2016

What is the Wi-Fi password?

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This is one of the most common questions heard in small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) today. With the shift in technology and consumer expectations of connectivity, SMBs do more than just provide products and services to their customers—they provide Wi-Fi.

But providing Wi-Fi can be a challenge to SMBs who have financial constraints and limited expertise in wireless networking. The options for SMBs are:

  • A low-cost, consumer-grade Wi-Fi router. This comes with a drawback. The SMB who goes this route will likely deal with connectivity issues, poor performance and the inability support high-density environments.
  • A feature-rich, expensive WLAN infrastructure. In this scenario, the business will need to have the IT knowledge or staff to deploy and maintain the complex infrastructure, something SMBs typically do not have.
  • A fully functioning, high performance controller-less Wi-Fi network. With this option, SMBs will benefit from a network that is easy to set up and manage while supporting the connectivity needs of the SMB customers while on-site.

In a traditional Wi-Fi network, the controller provides consolidated management for the entire Wi-Fi network in one place. These devices can be physical or virtual, and communicate with all APs in the network at the same time. But, the set up of a Wi-Fi network with a controller can take time, costs money and often needs IT expertise.

This is where Ruckus Unleashed comes into play. With Unleashed, the functionality of the Ruckus ZoneDirector platform is embedded directly into the Unleashed APs. Any Unleashed AP can act as the master, or controller. Unleashed is designed for a single site deployment of up to 25 APs or 512 concurrent consumer device connections. (For larger deployments or to support branch offices, ZoneDirector or SmartZone platforms are better options.) Unleashed features advanced RF performance, redundancy and resiliency all in a cost-effective package.

To learn more about Ruckus Unleashed, check out the solution brief, brochure or learn how to buy.

 

Author: Diana Shtil, Product Marketing Manager

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