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Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi enables IT departments to provision, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot an enterprise-grade Wi-Fi network with intuitive simplicity via a single web dashboard or mobile app. In this blog post, we’ll list the top 5 reasons to adopt Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, along with our 5 favorite reports generated by Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi.
The advantages of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi
- Cost savings: Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi is based on a ‘pay as you grow’ model. In real-world terms, this means capacity can be added as required – and customers are not forced to purchase and maintain a physical or virtual appliance.
- Security: Contrary to popular belief, the cloud is a secure choice. Data in transit and at-rest is encrypted with state-of-the-art security. All security patches are applied to the hardware used in cloud and systems – and are carefully monitored around the clock.
- Speed: Projects can be completed at an accelerated rate in the cloud. Wi-Fi can be activated and quickly deployed as there are no hardware appliances to configure.
- Up-to-date software and no manual upgrades: New features are automatically delivered to the customer account. This means customer IT teams do not have to plan or expend time and resources performing complex upgrade procedures.
- High Availability (HA), Disaster Recovery (DR) and 24/7 support: Customers don't have to plan or purchase additional equipment and licensing for HA and DR.
Our 5 favorite Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi reports
Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi also offers built-in reports backed by a big data engine, which stores up to 6 months of detailed reporting data. Let’s take a closer look at our top 5 favorite Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi reports.
- Top Clients: This is a favorite for debugging, especially for IT teams tracing and analyzing bandwidth use.
- Application Visibility: Viewing the top 10 applications on the network is of immense importance to IT administrators. This is because school IT departments are concerned about their network capabilities. Indeed, curriculums are going digital, while video streaming is expected to comprise 80% of all internet traffic by 2021.
- Session Inventory: Essentially, this is a workhorse report. Public libraries routinely leverage the Session Inventory to report the Wi-Fi usage of their systems to their respective cities and counties.
- Client Reports: These are primarily used to audit the operating systems and devices joining the network.
- Unique Clients: This report lists the number of unique clients on a network. However, it should be noted that there is more to this report than meets the eye. More specifically, the black line represents 5 GHz clients, while the blue line represents 2.4 GHz clients. A blue line on top of the black line is cause for concern, as this indicates the network is carrying more clients on 2.4 GHz than 5.0 GHz. In a pinch, this report can also provide a rough glimpse of the RF health of the network.
Want to learn more about Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi? You can access our Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi interactive demo here.