Ruckus Wireless has announced the general availability in the UK market of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, a wireless local area network (WLAN) management-as-a-service offering, powered by the new Ruckus Cloud platform.
Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi enables distributed organisations with limited IT resources to set up, monitor and manage a high-performance multi-site WLAN of any size.
Nick Watson, vice president EMEA, Ruckus Wireless Business Unit, Brocade, commented, “Customers shouldn’t have to sacrifice end user experience in order to reap the benefits of the cloud. They also shouldn’t have to be locked into a single architecture—if they need to change, their APs should change with them. With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, customers don’t need to make these tradeoffs anymore. Using the Ruckus Cloud platform, we will continue to introduce compelling as-a-service offers that can include cloud-managed switching and cloud-managed in-building LTE service based on OpenG™ technology. Customers could have access to all of these services through the same intuitive interface which is especially beneficial to lean IT teams.”
“The WLAN market experienced substantial growth in the first quarter of 2016, a trend that we expect to continue, in part due to increased demand for the well-established benefits of cloud-managed WLAN services,“ said Nolan Greene, senior research analyst, network infrastructure at IDC. “Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi offers a simple-to-deploy, less time-intensive alternative to on-premises controller architectures and will enable even the most IT-constrained organizations to easily manage dozens or even hundreds of sites.”