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Ruckus Wireless Primary Use Case

Solutions Architect at Golden West Technologies

We primarily use the solution for its performance, compatibility, and general capabilities. We do a lot of schools, colleges, large civic centers, large arenas, etc. That kind of stuff. We know how to deploy this so that the clients get great client connectivity.

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Solutions Architect at Golden West Technologies

We primarily use the solution for its performance, compatibility, and capability.

We do a lot of schools, some colleges, large civic centers, large arenas, that kind of stuff. We know how to deploy this so that they get great client connectivity and have easy guest onboarding. We can onboard guests really easily. Each guest that connects has a pre-shared key that they get. They're all unique. We have some great control over guest traffic, and great control over say, corporate traffic. We control how much bandwidth a guest user gets versus a corporate user, and who gets priority on the network.

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Systems Engineer at JUHSD

We started rolling out Ruckus access points about eight years ago, but it was a very small deployment. We only had about 15 or 20 devices, and later on, we did a bond measure upgrade to basically go and expand that to having one per classroom and a few in the common areas such as cafeteria, gyms, and stuff like that. The idea was that we were going to put on-premises one-to-one, which is like putting a Chrome cart of 35 devices in each classroom. We wanted to be able to have the ability to have high-density wireless in the school district and up to possibly 80 devices per room because we were thinking of BYOD and devices that we already have. Generally, it was to be used for just normal day-to-day access to the network and internet.

We now have about 350 WAPs. Half of them have been installed over three years, and the other half are probably installed just under three years. We did a switch refresh in 2015, and we went with Brocade to replace our aging Cisco equipment, which was probably 20 years old. So, that's what we have right now. 

We are basically using the latest version of SmartZone. We are up to date on that. Unfortunately, about 98 of our wireless access points are now considered end-of-service. They don't support the newer boot code, so we had to create a separate zone. They are on a kind of legacy firmware that is probably about five or six versions back. Our other zone has the latest AP firmware. They basically have separate firmware. They are basically doing a firmware for the controller and then a firmware for the APs. You could even elect to have different firmwares per AP.

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Independent Consultant - Wireless

I primarily use the solution for pretty much everything worked-related and for e-commerce and studying. 

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MZ
Asst. Manager Technical at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are a distributor of Ruckus. We are actually maintaining their channel partner in the Pakistan region. Our business model is that we create partnerships where we are the retailer for Ruckus and the partners going to sell Ruckus to the end customer. We are actually the box mover for them. We act as a bridge between Ruckus and end customers.

We are box movers. We handle all the deployments in Pakistan, across industries including in the education sector, in the military sector, in health organizations, hospitality, etc. We cover every vertical. Whenever Ruckus is deployed, it goes through our channels. We are the ones who can provide the boxes to end customers. There are many use cases. Thousands of boxes are shipped from us and deployed in different market segments.

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District Technology at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

Ruckus has been deployed in our most demanding site, which has roughly 3400 associated clients per day. We are also leveraging Cloudpath to provide the WISPr guest portal with MAC authentication.

It should be noted that this site was previously serviced by another vendor. Due to the demands of wireless and the inability for the other vendor's deployment to meet our needs, we switched to Ruckus. It's been rock-solid since the implementation.

More recently we have moved our initial deployment to our elementary buildings. We have Ruckus implemented in about 25 sites currently.

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Vice President at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

We are a solution provider and Ruckus is one of the wireless networking products that we implement for our customers. In this context, we are a managed service provider because after well sell the package, then deploy it, we manage it for them.

This is a full solution including Rucks Access Points, Rucks Switching, Ruckes Cloud Controller, and we have a point-to-point set up in these installations. It's multiple locations, but they're all pretty similar to each other.

As a managed service provider, we are a little different than a reseller. Our relationships are not with the companies that are selling us the equipment, it's more with our customers. So, we're trying to put ourselves in a position that we're making those decisions not based on a relationship with a vendor because those can change as technology changes. Today it might be Ruckus, tomorrow it could be Cisco Meraki. It's all based on customer needs and what they're looking for. Though, the vendor relationship is also important because, obviously, we need to support all of this stuff

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Managing Director at Dataway

We are a reseller, our clients' use cases are quite broad but mainly focussed on SMB with multiple locations. A main office and satellite branches. This is where the cloud controller comes into its own.

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YS
Lead Presales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We primarily use the solution for wireless connectivity.

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GL
Information Technology Consultant at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

I work for a small school. In fact, I've worked with two separate schools with different administrations and they both had Ruckus — they both had the same equipment. There's probably one controller and maybe six, seven, eight access points.

We're running teacher PCs, might be about ten PCs on there, and then a bunch of student Chromebooks. We weren't one-to-one at the one school — they had carts they wheeled around. They might have had maybe 40 of them, but now they're one-to-one and they probably have a couple of hundred users — 200 to 300 users on there. The other school's been one-to-one, but it's a smaller school. They probably have a couple of hundred computers on the whole network — Chromebooks. That school's pretty much all Chromebooks.

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Integration Manager at Newcom

We primarily use the solution for internal use for deployments.

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FI
Project Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are a system integrator and Ruckus Wireless is one of the products that we implement to assist our customers with providing Wi-Fi services.

Our customers are primarily in the hospitality industry, such as resorts. This solution allows them to provide Wi-Fi services to their staff and guests.

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JO
IT Project Manager at SITWIFI

Our clients use this solution for hotel and restaurant management, stadium management, and other forms of retail — typically for large environments. Still, for clients that don't have the resources for this type of hardware, we are looking for a cheaper solution or another enterprise-level access point.

Our clients are typically large businesses. They consist of a lot of major hotels; they all require huge deployments. We're talking hundreds, if not thousands of users. 

We have access points with EOL (end of life) — actually, they are working very well nowadays. Still, with the new technology, we need to improve these agreements because the new data rates need to be parallel with the new technology. That's the only reason the old access points are working so well.

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JM
Ing Preventa (Sales Engineer IBW) at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

We are a reseller and integrator. We use this solution when our clients have a lot of users or devices that need to be connected to one IP. We use it for a high capacity of connections.

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Director General at INNOVAR IT SAS

We have two customers where we implemented on-premises solutions with Ruckus Wireless, making use of Ruckus Unleashed and access point models R510, R610, and R320. 

Our one customer is a small-medium business and they have 50 to 100 employees, and the most recent solution that we implemented was for a government client where we installed 17 access points.

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RK
Store Associate at a engineering company with 11-50 employees

Generally, customers look for wireless connectivity for their users and guests systems as well. Most of the customer feel comfortable with Ruckus due to the fact that they have SMS based authentication features and an OPB based authentication within the hardware.

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MB
Founder, Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Ruckus Wireless is used for networking and security. They have both cloud-based and on-premise controllers available. You often see this solution in the hospitality sector. 

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YS
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

We primarily use the solution in order to provide public WiFi.

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VAS Technician / Wireless Technician at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

The system is used in reporting as a vital business tool for collecting, analyzing, parsing, presenting, and storing unprecedented

The solution automatically detects network anomalies. SmartCell Insight uses advanced machine learning algorithms to automatically establish a pattern of normal behavior for each network element. The system requires no input from IT. Its predictive analytics capability automatically detects anomalous behavior in network elements—helping you to proactively address issues that might affect service levels.

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NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

We originally installed Ruckus for our public Wi-Fi, but we are now using it for our internal network. We had used it in the public Wi-Fi for at least three or four years before implementing it for our network, which was about three months ago.

Right now, we are using it for online connections and applications like Zoom and Google Meet.

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Owner at DIGITAL HORIZON

We are using it for hospitality and private companies. I have a private cloud server acting as a controller, and I also have it on-premises for some of the clients. Some of the clients also have it in the Unleashed mode, and they're using the embedded controller on the access point.

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Managing Director at Evenor Info Solutions Pvt Ltd

We use the solution internally and also help clients set up the product for their companies.

It's a frequency. They will provide the tool and stable wireless frequencies. 

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DC
ICT Manager/Systems Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees

It's a wireless LAN solution. We are a college. We've got staff, students, guests, and admin staff. We use it to provide wireless internet connectivity for the third category of users usually separated by SA5U. We're using it for bringing on devices as a means by which our students can onboard their devices.

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Network Design Engineer at Comstar - Information Systems Associates Ltd.

We belong to the hotel industry. In the hotel itself, we have deployed WIFI fully throughout the establishment. So far, it is working perfectly.

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President at AIC Partners

I am a Ruckus reseller and this wireless product is one that we provide for our customers.

My customers are all in industrial environments, so I have worked with a lot of different controller-based models. I primarily handle warehouse management and manufacturing, so these are installed in big warehouses, the oil sector, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and other businesses.

Many of the wireless devices are by vendors like Honeywell and Zebra. They are handheld units and the network packet size is small.

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NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

Ruckus Wireless was deployed almost four or five years ago for our Wi-Fi network, but we were not using it for our highest metric. We recently started using it for our internal network. We are using Ruckus Wireless for the metric that is connecting the top management to the internet.

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DH
Head of IT Network Division at Panorinformatika

We use this solution for a variety of companies, including those in transportation and the government sector as well. It's used for wireless access. 

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Senior Wireless Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

It is generally deployed in hotels and sometimes for VIP customers.

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ML
Director of Product Management at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

We are internet service providers. 

We use Ruckus in our business hotspot deployment. We sell to a customer who might have a coffee shop for example, and we would install one of the Ruckus access points so that they could deploy Wi-Fi to their patrons.

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PS
Managing Member at PJSSYSTEMS, LLC

I am an independent contractor and I work to set up and maintain wireless network systems. Ruckus Wireless is one of the solutions that I rely on.

I am working with a small school that has a Ruckus wireless system in place to provide service for mobile devices. In that site, we have the main controller and six or seven access points.

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CIO at Vätterleden Invest AB

This product provides wireless access in our warehouse and the Office and for Guest.

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HC
Wireless Network Engineer at a insurance company with 51-200 employees

We are using Ruckus Wireless for different enterprise networks.

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Senior Wireless Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We are an ISP and mobile operator. We provide customers with almost everything there is to do with wireless. I am also currently doing the whitepaper from our company.

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Director Of Technical Operations at GT Church

We are a big church, so we have to cover a 100,000 square foot building plus another 3,000 square foot building. We have Ruckus Wireless in two locations. We are on Zone Director 1200.

Our other office is running over a VPN, so it keeps connected to the Zone Director via VPN for any information that is needed, but it still works. The nice part is that they work on the internet connection that is local to the office that they are in. They work independently. Nothing comes through the controller. They just use the controller to authenticate and know what is going on with the unit.

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WA
Management Board Member and Network Engineer at NewLogics

We are a solution provider and Ruckus Wireless is one of the products that we implement for our clients. We have clients in the banking sector, hospitality, education, and many others. 

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Engineer - Network Security Operations at SLT Visioncom Pvt Ltd

My company sells wifi access points to enterprise customers. Customers need to manage the wifi controller separately. We are managing their Wifi router on their behalf. We provide internet connectivity through the router, the Wireless LAN.

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Director Of Information Communication Technology at Dire dawa University

We use Ruckus Wireless for network security.

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Wireless Technician at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

It's our enterprise hotspot solution. I think we have over 350 hotspots, and they all use Ruckus. They all come to a controller.

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TR
Executive Director at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

We have an internal network in the house that we use it for. It all has access points all over.

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CEO at Comutaz Systems Limited

Our primary use case for this soluton is for AP. I'm the CEO of the company. 

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WW
DevOps System Engineer at Monash University

We use it as a telecom solution and for the wireless requirements of a government hospital. 

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VC
Analyst Programmer at Mauritius Telecom

I'm an analyst programmer and we're partners with Ruckus. 

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