Juniper Networks- Ruckus Wireless Partnership to Bring In Advanced Network Solutions

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SUNNYVALE, CA:  Entering a new technological venture, Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless, a supplier of advanced wireless systems forms a strategic alliance to deliver open, wired and wireless networking solutions for enterprise, government and education customer segments.

The collaboration will administer global go-to-market opportunities to provide carrier-class network performance and resiliency that facilitates to mid-size and large enterprise customers.

“Juniper Networks provides the wired infrastructure critical for serving as the backbone for the Smart WiFi networks we deliver. This ‘no-compromise’ partnership offers the value and ROI that businesses are looking for, with the performance, flexibility and scalability they demand,” states Dan Rabinovitsj, Chief Operating Officer, Ruckus Wireless.

Juniper Networks and Ruckus claims to offer open, standards-based and carrier-grade solutions; all set to meet and exceed the unique demands on the enterprise campus network. The major motive behind this tie up is to deliver a flexible and cost effective ownership for its joint customers.

“Building on Juniper’s Open Converged Framework, teaming with Ruckus ensures carrier-grade levels of scale and performance through our interoperable wired and wireless solutions to solve the WiFi capacity and coverage challenges that our enterprise customers face,” says Jonathan Davidson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Juniper Development and Innovation, Juniper Networks.

The key solutions rendered in this partnership includes best-in-class performance and scale combining Juniper Networks’ EX Series Ethernet Switches with Ruckus ZoneFlex access points and SmartZone (SZ) Wi-Fi management platform to extend carrier-class networking solutions; simplified, automated and secure network management, open-standards based solutions built on Juniper’s Open Converged Framework ensures investment protection for customers as their wired and wireless network demands evolve.

Reflecting on this announcement, author Jeffrey Burt’s in eWeek observes that the partnership will be an open challenge for Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Aruba Networks which was recently acquired by HP.