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Pros
There is a definite ROI with this product. This product creates a baseline of technology that will be a means to grow from five to ten years from now. By using this solution, it is an investment on the installation of that baseline.

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The most valuable feature for me is reliability.The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage.Good connection quality.The most valuable features are the coverage and durability.The mesh technology is the solution's most valuable aspect. Ruckus originally had the patent for it. They might've lost it because I see now that other people are doing it, however, they were the ones who came out with the smart mesh technology first, which is phenomenal.This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it.Valuable features include Bonjour Gateway and the hardware antenna array.Ruckus has allowed us to deploy better Wi-Fi coverage in the past few years.

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Cons
It needs to be faster in order to process and transmit bigger packets.

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Having support available that is more compatible with time zones in the United States would be helpful.Previously, we would need to purchase appliances every time but it caused our data centers to get filled. Ruckus now has cloud-based controllers. They resolved the issue we were having.Captive portal for guest access on the controller could be enhanced.I would like to see better mapping capability because it can be really difficult, especially if you are deploying on a remote island.They have so many products that there are so many different part numbers for the US and other countries. That means it's easy to make a mistake with the licensing. You have to have somebody knowledgeable on the other end with the licensing. If you make one mistake, it can be a $2,000 mistake.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis.Sometimes doing mass changes on their products can be challenging.One complaint that we have is the lack of cloud-based management.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We find the price comparable to other products on the market.

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"The biggest adjustment improvement will come from a price adjustment because the price is quite high; it feels like premium pricing. I suggest shaving off 10 percent to 20 percent. That would help grow users and increase the number of clients."We also looked at Cisco and Aruba but Ruckus pricing was better.We found it a little more expensive than the other competitors on the market.The cost per AP license should be worked on.

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Overview
The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.The Virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualized form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ), the vSZ-D enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the vSZ-D in a centralized data center with the vSZ, or at specific venues in a distributed topology.
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Sample Customers
Mineola School DistrictAmerican University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
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Comms Service Provider42%
Healthcare Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business57%
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Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise64%
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Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is ranked 12th in Wireless LAN with 1 review while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 14 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is rated 9.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar writes "Provides a nice, clear view of the network and WLAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Extremely scalable, great mesh technology, and capable of whitelisting networks". Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeCloud IQ and TP-Link Auranet EAP.

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