Ruckus Wireless brings cloud-based WLAN controller

Ruckus Wireless has launched its virtualized wireless LAN (WLAN) controller.

The Ruckus virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG) is designed to create cloud-based wireless LAN (WLAN) services.

Ruckus Wireless will target mobile network operators (MNOs), multiple system operators (MSOs), managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises, which are looking for a solution for centralized management of WLAN services with the industry’s first carrier-grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution.

The company said the cost effective Ruckus vSCG solution supports all of the WLAN controller features of the Ruckus SCG 200.

It can be used with Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi ZoneFlex access points (APs). Ruckus vSCG runs as a virtual application within either the KVM (Kernel-base Virtual Machine) or VMware vSphere virtualization environments.

Ruckus Wireless plans to provide a virtualized infrastructure and services manager that handles management of Ruckus virtualized 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.

MSPs are expected to deploy the WLAN controller because businesses are looking to outsource this function and managed WLAN services represent a major revenue opportunity.

InfotechLead News Team

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