Juniper Networks And Ruckus Wireless Team Up

Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless are teaming up to provide customers with integrated wired and wireless systems to help the cope with increasing demands being placed in network infrastructure.

The two firms believe there is a multi-billion pound opportunity to be taken advantage of, with the greater use of connected devices and cloud applications increasing pressure on all parts of the network, from access points to the backbone.

“The network infrastructure of our enterprise customers is experiencing incredible performance pressure due to the influx of mobile devices in the workplace connecting to mission-critical apps and to content in the cloud,” said Jonathan Davidson, general manager of development and innovation at Juniper.

Network tie-up

“Teaming with Ruckus ensures carrier-grade levels of scale and performance through our interoperable wired and wireless solutions to solve the Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges that our enterprise customers face.”

Juniper’s wired infrastructure, security and management products will be combined with Ruckus’ access points and smart Wi-Fi management services, so SMBs, large enterprises and government organisations can deal with future developments.

“Enterprises around the world are being challenged to accommodate the use of more and more mobile devices and applications, while still maintaining a secure, high-performance operating environment,” added Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer, Ruckus Wireless. “This ‘no-compromise’ partnership offers the value and ROI that businesses are looking for, with the performance, flexibility and scalability they demand.”

Earlier this year Juniper agreed a deal with IBM to bring analytics software to the former’s network hardware. This, the company said, would provide real-time insights to help customers predict network demands created by the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data.

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Steve McCaskill

Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

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