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The solution is reasonably priced as compared to, for example, Cisco, which is much more expensive. Customers need to pay a yearly licensing fee.
The price is on the higher end. It's quite expensive, but that is what you get with these types of solutions. When you are dealing with Cisco or Ruckus, it's going to be a higher price.
We have a yearly license for our multiple mode 200 or 300 Ruckus Wireless systems. It's a good price.
The pricing could always be a bit lower. You do need to pay for an annual support license.
I'm not sure of the details, but I think we have continuous licenses, annual licenses, and three year licenses. Cost-wise, I wish it were more affordable.
You do need to pay extra for technical support services if you would like to have access to them. When we first offer Ruckus Wireless to our clients, they ask the price and are a bit shocked. They asked why we chose this when there are other lower options on the market. It's a hard sell sometimes due to the price tag. It's something they need to work on so that they align better with the market and get more competitive.
With Ubiquiti, there's no annual cost to keep the software upgraded, whereas with Ruckus, you have to pay an annual fee or three-year fee. That makes it a little more pricey. Ubiquiti is quite a bit cheaper, just on the upfront costs than the Ruckus equipment. I mean the Ubiquiti quote we got, we're not only doing the access points, but we're also doing our switches. If one person is doing Ubiquiti switches and Ubiquiti access points, another vendor's doing Ruckus equipment. We're seeing half the cost with the Ubiquiti equipment. I worked for Ubiquiti on a very small installation where cost was at a premium and they needed to get in as cheap as possible. It worked for them. It was a church. Dropped in about four access points and they were happy.
Ruckus is an expensive solution.
The licensing is paid on a yearly basis. We are working with three yearly licenses. The pricing is okay, however, it could be more affordable.
Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless.
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.
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.
They don't really need to be cheaper. They're not the most expensive, and they're not the least expensive. They're right there in the middle.
The solution is less expensive than, for example, Fortinet, and requires less equipment.
If I compare Ruckus licensing costs with the market leader, they're on the cheaper side. Our competitors are actually charging more for support and licensing fees to end customers. However, Ruckus charges less for both licenses and support. They are not expensive when you compare them to the competition. They are very cheap.
The price of Ruckus is about one third that of the similar Cisco solution.
This is a very expensive solution.
For me, licensing is zero. You don't really need to have any licensing for what I own. The only thing is, unless there's some software update that you need, you don't have the support. If you're stable and it runs, you don't need to do anything. However, if you need those software updates they'll make you pay.
Obviously, there's a cost factor. It's not the lowest cost solution, however, from an engineering standpoint, which is what we're more interested in, you have to ask does it work? Does it work well? The answer is yes and yes.
We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them.
The price is reasonable. It's better priced than Cisco.
Their pricing is quite high. It can be higher than Cisco. It all depends on the features a client needs.
We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki.
It's difficult to be satisfied with licensing costs. We are an African company and we always get a raw deal. We don't get the discounts that we'd like.
Ruckus pricing is good compared to its competitors.
The pricing is reasonable but it's a tough market and there's a lot of competition.
Their pricing is expensive. That said, being a partner, their competitive upgrade pricing is phenomenal. I don't remember the exact pricing. When we bought it, we bought the warranties with them for three years. We got advanced replacement.
When the system is purchased there are no hidden fees because the license opens all of the features on the controller.
We found it a little more expensive than the other competitors on the market.
The pricing is quite expensive. If you were to compare the solution, license, and pricing with another brand, I think Ruckus still have the most competitive pricing cost per feature rate among them all. For instance, drawing comparisons with similar products offered through HP or Dell EMC, Ruckus' price reasonable. The licensing is great; it's more flexible than the other brands as well. For example, we can buy the license for upgrading the controller on an as needed basis. The other brands don't offer this option.
The cost per AP license should be worked on.
Ruckus was much cheaper than their enterprise competition (Aruba, Cisco, etc.). We've found that Ruckus can handle the client density load with greater success than Aruba, so leveraging Ruckus has allowed us to lower our purchasing needs since we would need to procure fewer APs. Cloudpath would be an added cost if you wanted to deploy that solution.
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