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Pros
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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"The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage.""The solution is very stable. I've worked with it at a hospital before, where we deployed it all over the hospital. It worked everywhere and continuously worked flawlessly.""The speed between client to client is really nice. It is better than any other vendor, but officially, I cannot say that to people.""The most valuable feature is the performance. It works great.""The most valuable feature for me is reliability.""The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with them, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best.""Its roaming capabilities and the fact that we can have redundant backup controllers are the most valuable. There is a backup controller that is heart beated to the primary. It is also fairly easy to install.""Very reliable."

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Cons
"There are occasional OS bugs."

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"It is very difficult to convince the customer to choose Ruckus because of the price.""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.""The pricing needs to be more competitive. They need to re-examine their business model and see if there is a way to provide their service at a cheaper cost.""The initial setup is complex.""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.""The price could be improved.""The pricing needs to be more clear and licensing could be less expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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"Not all of our clients can afford a fully corporate solution like Ruckus. But for many of our clients, pricing is the only factor that prevents them from choosing Ruckus, as we have found Ruckus to be a very suitable and reliable solution for integrating wireless access points to a company's network.""We have a yearly license for our multiple mode 200 or 300 Ruckus Wireless systems. It's a good price.""The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best.""It is a pricey solution.""Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless.""It is a good product, but it is pricey. In terms of the pricing, it is a bit expensive.""This is a very expensive solution.""If you walk into any restaurant or hotel you will find Ruckus Wireless solutions because it is economical when it comes to pricing. There is a basic subscription for the license and support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Stellar AP can be managed by soft controller OV2500 which is hypervisor-based. There is no appliance-based hardware dependency and OV2500 can manage 4000 Access points with Wi-FI-6. Also, OV2500 can… more »
Top Answer: The solution needs to improve access for Mac and iOS devices. There are occasional OS bugs.
Top Answer: We are installing this solution for our enterprise customers for access, applications, mail, and CRM. The product can also be used to provide access for remote workers.
Top Answer: At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did we like about Ruckus? First, it was very easy to use, and anybody with minimal IT… more »
Top Answer: Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user friendly. This user-friendly quality also renders it easy to learn how to use and… more »
Top Answer: Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a great feature. The dashboard is a simple interface and easy to learn. It… more »
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Also Known As
Alcatel Lucent OmniAccess Stellar, OmniAccess Stellar
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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 District
American 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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company22%
Educational Organization9%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Educational Organization9%
Religious Institution6%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise24%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise57%
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Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is ranked 16th in Wireless LAN with 1 review while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 45 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 "Excellent BYOD features, user network profiles, and unified communication capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless and Ubiquiti WLAN, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and Fortinet FortiWLM.

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