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"Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything."

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"This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it.""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.""The most valuable features are the coverage and durability.""Good connection quality.""The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage.""The most valuable feature for me is reliability.""The most valuable feature is the coverage, which is exceptional.""Valuable features include Bonjour Gateway and the hardware antenna array."

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Cons
"They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version.""Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful.""Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises."

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"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis.""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.""I would like to see better mapping capability because it can be really difficult, especially if you are deploying on a remote island.""Captive portal for guest access on the controller could be enhanced.""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.""Having support available that is more compatible with time zones in the United States would be helpful.""I would like to see newer on-premises controller-type models, similar to the 3000.""Sometimes doing mass changes on their products can be challenging."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale.""It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed.""It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."

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"We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki.""The price is reasonable.""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.""We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them.""This is a very expensive solution.""The setup that I have at the moment does not require licensing, although I am not sure whether a bigger project will mean that I have to spend more.""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.""Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
Top Answer: What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from… more »
Top Answer: It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution.
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: All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
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1
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9.0
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out of 26 in Wireless LAN
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29
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614
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8.5
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Also Known As
Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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Overview

ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

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
Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
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
REVIEWERS
Educational Organization22%
University11%
Non Tech Company9%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Educational Organization5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider45%
Educational Organization9%
Religious Institution6%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom, Fortinet, Cisco and others in Network Management Applications. Updated: September 2021.
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ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 43 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 9.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Mist Access Points, Cisco Wireless and Ubiquiti WLAN, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and Mist Access Points.

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