Fully Customizable Offering Includes Ruckus’ High-performance Wi-Fi APs Now with OpenG-enabled LTE Small Cells and ICX Switch Integration to Come
Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade, today announced Ruckus Service Provider (SP) Cloud, a fully customizable solution for service providers to deliver high-value managed services to their customers. Ruckus SP Cloud is a managed service offering that provides enterprise Wi-Fi through Ruckus’ industry-leading access points (APs), plus upcoming support for in-building LTE service through Ruckus’ OpenG™technology-based small cells and wired networking with Brocade® ICX® switches. With SP Cloud, Ruckus is delivering an integrated platform that simplifies the configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of both wired and wireless networks.
Ruckus SP Cloud lets service providers stay true to their brands while also significantly reducing required resources and speeding time-to-market, enabling them to more readily tap into the large and fast-growing enterprise managed services market opportunity. Unlike competitive offerings, Ruckus SP Cloud is purpose built for service providers, incorporating dedicated instances for each—including a choice of public or privately owned data center—with carrier-grade service level agreements (SLAs). Furthermore, Ruckus SP Cloud is designed to be customized, deployed and managed by systems integrators, providing a flexible, cost-effective, operator-specific platform for a range of high-performance enterprise managed networking services.
Alongside the launch of SP Cloud, Ruckus Wireless also introduced its OpenG small cell product portfolio. The increase in data traffic and lack of available new spectrum has resulted in added complexities, especially regarding indoor coverage. Traditional small cell deployments have struggled to fully deal with the increasing requirements in these high density environments. Ruckus OpenG small cells can successfully address this by combining coordinated shared spectrum with neutral host capabilities to enable service providers to offer cost-effective in-building cellular coverage to building owners of all sizes.