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  • 13 March 2017 09:02

Brocade's Ruckus Wireless Business Unit Introduces SP Cloud to Enable Service Providers to Rapidly Offer High-Value Managed Services to Enterprise Customers

Fully Customisable 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 customisable 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 centre—with carrier-grade service level agreements (SLAs). Furthermore, Ruckus SP Cloud is designed to be customised, deployed and managed by systems integrators, providing a flexible, cost-effective, operator-specific platform for a range of high-performance enterprise managed networking services.

“At Ruckus, we are fully invested in offering service providers innovative options to grow their businesses while delivering the best experiences to their customers,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer, Ruckus Wireless Business Unit, Brocade. “Ruckus SP Cloud provides a simple and fast way for service providers to offer managed Wi-Fi, LTE and switching services, helping them create and deploy any way they want.”

Alongside the launch of SP Cloud, Ruckus Wireless today 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.

The company’s new portfolio includes two fully functional OpenG small cells for indoor and outdoor deployments which are in trials today and will be generally available in the third quarter of this year:

•The Ruckus Q710, a 3.5 GHz TD-LTE small cell that covers approximately 10,000 square feet of indoor space and supports 64 concurrently active and virtually unlimited idle users.

•The Ruckus Q910, a 3.5 GHz TD-LTE small cell that provides an approximately 300-foot outdoor range and supports 64 concurrently active and virtually unlimited idle users.

OpenG is based on the technology co-developed through the CBRS Alliance, of which Ruckus Wireless is a founding member. Together with other industry leaders, Ruckus is working to develop, market and promote LTE-based solutions utilising the shared spectrum of the U.S. 3.5 GHz CBRS band.

About the Ruckus Wireless Business Unit

Ruckus Wireless delivers simply better wireless networking—and now wired switching as well—for enterprise, service provider, government and small business customers worldwide. The Ruckus Wireless Business Unit of Brocade is focused on technology innovation, partner ecosystems and customer service—yielding the best possible wireless or wired experience for the most challenging indoor and outdoor environments. Its Smart Wi-Fi platform delivers scalable, high-performance Wi-Fi with simplified control and management for on-premise and cloud-based Wi-Fi deployments, along with new services for secure on-boarding, policy management, location services and analytics that enable new business opportunities. The Ruckus ICX 7000 Family Switches provide flexible scalability and simplified management, meeting the needs of businesses and organisations of all types and sizes. About Brocade

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organisations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centres to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)

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