This Porter Consulting report analyzes enterprise campus networking solutions from Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. The paper examines key business and technology trends affecting enterprises with 500-5000 employees. We identify fundamental requirements IT decision makers should consider when evaluating campus networking solutions including:
• Ensuring simple, secure and cost-effective user access
• Supplying adequate bandwidth and quality of service
• Streamlining deployment and operations
• Supporting emerging standards and technology requirements
Our goal is to provide business and technical decision makers with a guide to the key players and their strengths.
Lodi USD needed a long-lasting wireless infrastructure with enough headroom to support media-rich apps running on tens of thousands of Chromebooks. This case study explains why the school district turned to Ruckus Wireless.
Wi-Fi has perpetually been touted as a rapidly expanding technology. But its growth on educational campuses has been limited. Here are have 9 common myths about wi-fi deployment that we have debunked in this whitepaper.
Password-based (PEAP, TTLS) networks experience high rates of user disruption based on password changes. Disconnected devices try to connect back to the network causing severe user disruption. So, what’s the solution to this? Certificate-based wi-fi, of course!
With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, you get better, more consistent performance for end users. Ruckus access points have been proven to support 30-50% more clients without a performance penalty.
Choose high performance, high density-capable access points that lower your total cost of ownership, now and in the long-term.
Is your WLAN under increasing pressure from more users, more types of connected devices, and more bandwidth-intensive applications?
It’s time to consider a better solution. With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi you get simple, centralized cloud-based management and the best performing Wi-Fi access points for high-density environments. Your job gets easier and your Wi-Fi gets better. Get visibility and control of your distributed Wi-Fi network with bandwidth to spare.
Students and teachers at Belleville Township High School District now rely on Ruckus Networks to stay connected to laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, the IT team at Belleville Township High School District is able to access and manage WLANs with a click of a button.
Read this case study to learn why they chose Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, allowing Belleville to take classroom learning to the next level.
Minooka School District serves 4,500 pre-K through 8th-grade students.
Challenge: Difficulty troubleshooting legacy Aironet infrastructure and supporting increased network demands.
Solution: Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi for distributed site network management.
Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi is WLAN Management-as-a-Service that enables schools and small and medium businesses with limited IT resources to easily set-up, monitor, and manage a high-performance network, without compromising on Wi-Fi performance.
Belleville Township High School District 201 serves 4,700 students.
Challenge: Legacy Ubiquiti infrastructure was unable to support more than 30 clients per AP.
Solution: 11ac APs provided superior WiFi performance and network reliability.
Miercom was engaged to perfirm independent, hands-on, comparative testing of competitive IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2-based WiFi Access Points (APs) from Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks and Ruckus Wireless.
This report summarizes the results of the Wave 2 AP comparative testing in these areas:
- Client density: Downlink throughput as the number of client per AP scales from 10 to 100.
- Single vs Multi-User MIMO: Downlink throughput for MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output), a hallmark of 802.11ac Wave 2, vs Single-User (SU-MIMO) environments.
- 1 Gbps+ Link Aggregation: Tests found that Wave 2 APs can support more than 1Gbps of aggregate downlink throughput, tested over two 1-Gbps LAG (link aggregation) connections.
In this free white paper, learn how it's now possible for wireless local area networks (WLANs) to deliver predictable throughput, reject interference, and generally behave just like Ethernet. Discover how beamforming, a specialized method of antenna-based RF transmission, renders inconsistent performance stable; rejects performance-impeding interference; supports reliability-sensitive applications like real-time voice and high-definition video; and eliminates packet loss, delays, and jitter. Download your copy of this free white paper now.
In this free white paper, discover the hidden costs of out-of-the-box Wi-Fi. Fluctuating connections can potentially cost thousands per day! Now get cost outlays for 5 vendors in 2 different scenarios; learn which 10 component(s) may avoid catastrophe; and find out when to prioritize coverage over capacity. If your business is riding on Wi-Fi, it pays to play it safe. Learn how-download your copy of this free white paper now.
This free white paper clearly explains how to optimize existing networks for Voice Over Wi-Fi (VoFi). Learn how to fight both known and hidden sources of RF voice interference; how to prioritize traffic flows, so voice always comes first; how properly planning your WLAN can dramatically improve handset battery life; how to arrange for roaming without annoying dropouts; and more. Download your free copy now.
In an era of "lean IT," the centralized management capabilities of cloud-managed Wi-Fi make it an attractive option to manage and maintain wireless LANs (WLANs) across multiple locations.
The decision to move WLAN management to the cloud requires one key assurance: end-to-end security from user devices to the cloud. This means that user data must be protected over the WAN and in the data center. These security measures should not require on-staff WLAN security expertise to manage. And security measures should be largely transparent to users.
This paper provides an overview of the security architecture of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, as well as best practices for specific security scenarios.