Network controllers with converged management for enterprises and MSPs
SmartZone™ network controllers deliver unified wired and wireless management. Powered by the SmartZoneOS™, a SmartZone network controller can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. SmartZone network controllers are ideal for medium-to-large enterprises and managed service providers. Their flexible architecture scales to meet the requirements of the largest organizations.
Keep complexity in check with industry-unique converged wired and wireless network management
The SmartZoneOS delivers converged wired and wireless network management on the controller to simplify life for IT. Manage and monitor RUCKUS® access points and switches from a single unified network console. SmartZone systems automate numerous routine administration tasks to free up time for other projects. Leverage zero-touch provisioning, automatic firmware updates, one-click access to any AP or controller across all clusters, and more. Use dynamic pre-shared keys to give employees and guests easy, secure access to network connectivity.
Future-proof your network with maximum scalability and flexible deployment
SmartZoneOS software delivers the industry’s highest scalability—it supports up to 30,000 access points, 3,750 switches, and 450,000 clients per cluster. Fewer controller instances enabled by ultra-scalability reduces total cost of ownership compared to the competition. Choose from a variety of deployment options—deploy SmartZone systems as on-premises physical appliances, virtual appliances with broad hypervisor support, or on popular cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers.
Leverage APIs to integrate with your own and third-party applications
Unlike closed systems in which integration is limited, expensive and prone to errors, SmartZoneOS exposes an extensive collection of open APIs (RESTful/JSON). These enable IT teams to invoke most functions and configurations available in the SmartZoneOS GUI.
What customers and managed service providers are saying about SmartZone
Group 1 Automotive
“The RUCKUS management system gives us granular control that we’ve never had before.”
“The centerpiece of the managed Wi-Fi network is RUCKUS SmartZone network controller. It was easy to integrate SmartZone with the Intello platform so we can monitor the entire network from our dashboard,”
Chief Architect, Intello by Telus Business
(Managed service provider to AVE Union)
New Zealand Ministry of Schools
“Once the equipment is installed, we can manage the Wi-Fi APs and switches through a single dashboard using RUCKUS Virtual SmartZone. We have visibility across all of the networks, down to the device level, from our TAC [Technical Assistance Center]. The RUCKUS management software provides extensive diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities.”
Enterprise Architect for N4L
Customer Story: Quintain Living, Wembley Park
Find out how Quintain delivered network access for residents across their Wembley park development, one of Europe's largest Build-to-Rent (BTR) development schemes.
Scalable Network Controllers for Converged Wired-Wireless Management
The Cincinnati Zoo is a non-profit organization located in Avondale, Ohio. They selected a RUCKUS network to deliver great Wi-Fi for visitors and employees.
RUCKUS Product Guide
The product guide includes the entire RUCKUS product line—ICX switches, control and management, access points, software/cloud services and more.
Forest Hills Public Schools
Forest Hills School District uses CommScope RUCKUS Wi-Fi featuring SmartZone to connect more than 10,000 students and staff.
Victor Central School District
With CommScope Ruckus Wi-Fi featuring SmartZone, thousands of students have reliable, high-performance connectivity to support the digital curriculum.
Workflow Automation With SmartZoneToday, organizations of all sizes are under intense pressure to reinvent and streamline their operations. To achieve gains, organizations are looking for new and novel uses of technology to solve traditional problems. For many organizations, this digital transformation is falling to the CIO and IT managers to address. In fact, IDC reported 66% of all ﬁrms have deployed IT initiatives in support of digital transformation. Yet, as IDC points out, challenges remain in three key areas: importance of edge environments, device growth and device communication, and greater use of hybrid and multi-cloud.
Product Brief: Virtual SmartZone ControllersFull-featured network control with the flexibility and savings of the cloud
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Case Study: Group 1 Automotive
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