So What’s all that Ruckus about?
Ruckus Wireless is a pioneer in the wireless infrastructure market, enabling business’ to stay ahead of the exploding demand for high bandwidth applications and services. The Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology redefines what’s possible in wireless networ performance with flexibily, reliability and affordability.
Ruckus Wireless offers a combination of innovative features needed to achieve the goal of delivering he most consistant and fastest wireless performance possible – anywhere, everywhere, all the time.
Products: Smart Wi-Fi
The Ruckus Wireless Smart Wi-Fi products and patented technologies offer unmatched simplicity, reliability and killer coverage at the fraction of the cost of alternatives.
The industrial-strength Smart Wireless LAN products eliminate cost and complexity, while delivering unprecedented performance and reliability.
Indoor, outdoor, meshed, video, voice, data, 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11g – take your pick.
Everything you need is unformly managed as a single, centralised Wireless LAN with ZoneDirector. Or you can manage thousands of standalone AP or ZoneFlex wireless LANs remotely with Flexmaster.
Vitual SmartCell Gateway
NFV-based WLAN Controller Designed for Service Providers and Enterprises
Ruckus virtual SmartCell™ Gateway (vSCG), is a Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) based WLAN Controller for service providers and enterprises who desire a carrier-class solution that runs in the cloud.
It supports all of the WLAN Controller features of the industry leading SCG-200, while also enabling the rollout of highly scalable and resilient wireless LAN cloud services.
The vSCG is primarily intended for deployment by a managed services provider in their data center and under their control. It enables the service provider to deploy a very scalable, resilient, and fully featured offering that is backed by their service level agreement. This differentiates it from the many controller-less services that are being offered by vendors.
Carrier Class Capabilities
• The vSCG was designed from the beginning for carrier-class deployments. In addition to being scalable, reliable, and manageable the vSCG can also support value added services
such as Ruckus Smart Positioning Technology (SPoT) and SmartCell Insight, provides data plane flexibility, and carrier-class features like Hotspot 2.0 and multi-tenant support.
Data plane flexibility come by splitting out teh conrol plane from the data plane at the AP. Control plane traffic is directed to a vSCG in the data center, while data plane traffic is routed to a point where it can be handed of to the Internet.
•The vSCG can operate in either a multi-tenant mode where a number of managed services customers share an instance of the vSCG or in mode where each managed services customer runs on their own vSCG instance.
ETSI NFV Complaint
•Designed for use with Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi ZoneFlex™ access points (APs), the Ruckus vSCG runs as a virtual application within either the KVM (Kernel-base Virtual Machine) or VMware vSphere virtualisation environments. The Ruckus vSCG is the first component in a larger Ruckus solution based on the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) NFV architecture. In addition, Ruckus Wireless Plans to provide a virtualised infrastructure and services mnager that handles management of Ruckus virtualised appliances. The manager will integrate support for open-source OpenStack, providing a common platform to host the Ruckus virtual appliances from a single pane of glass.