Under the new partnership, the companies says they will work to deliver a unified wired and wireless solution, as well as collaborate on global go-to-market opportunities to deliver “proven, carrier-class network performance, resiliency and scale to mid-size and large enterprise customers.”
Ruckus chief operating officer Dan Rabinovitsj said that with a strong heritage of delivering open, standards-based and carrier-grade solutions, Juniper Networks and Ruckus are well equipped to meet and exceed the unique demands on the enterprise campus network.
Rabinovitsj said the goal of the technology alliance is to deliver network flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership for its joint 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.”
Rabinovitsj’s comments are supported by Juniper executive vice president and general manager Development and Innovation, Jonathan Davidison who said, “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.”
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.”
Rabinovitsj cites Gartner predictions that end-user spending on enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment will grow from $5.3 billion in 2015 to $7.8 billion worldwide in 2019.
He says Ruckus and Juniper believe this increase is being driven largely by an influx of new WiFi-enabled devices and cloud applications being brought into the workplace by employees.
“This puts new levels of performance and bandwidth pressure on the campus network infrastructure, from WiFi access points to the network core, creating the need for a flexible, secure and integrated wired and wireless network solution, Rabinovitsj says.