Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless pen enterprise technology deal
Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless have today revealed a technology alliance for the delivery of open, fixed-line and mobile networking solutions for the enterprise, government and education sectors.
The two companies will provide a unified communications service for both fixed-line and mobile, as well as collaborate on global opportunities for the delivery of carrier-class network performance, resiliency and scale for mid-size and larger enterprises.
“Enterprises around the world are being challenged to accommodate the use of more and more mobile devices and applications, while still maintaining a secure, high-performance operating environment,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, COPO at Ruckus Wireless.
“Juniper Networks provides the wired infrastructure critical for serving as the backbone for the SmartWifi 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.”
Gartner predicts that end-user spend of enterprise WLAN equipment will grow from $5.3 billion in 2015 to $7.8 billion globally in 2019, and Ruckus and Juniper believe this is largely driven by an increase in Wifi-enabled devices being brought to the workplace by employees.
“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,” said Jonathan Davidson, EVP and general manager of development and innovation at Juniper Networks.
“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.”