Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless Team to Bring High-Performance, Scalable and Open Network Solutions to the Enterprise


Proven Wired and Wireless Products Will Enable True Carrier-Grade Networking

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, and Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE:RKUS), a global supplier of advanced wireless systems, today announced a new technology alliance to deliver open, wired and wireless networking solutions for enterprise, government and education customer segments. The companies will work to deliver a unified wired and wireless solution, as well as collaborate on global go-to-market opportunities to deliver proven, carrier-class network performance, resiliency and scale to mid-size and large enterprise customers.

Gartner predicts that end-user spending on enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment will grow from $5.3 billion in 2015 to $7.8 billion worldwide in 2019. Ruckus and Juniper Networks believe this increase is being driven largely by an influx of new WiFi-enabled devices and cloud applications being brought into the workplace by employees. This puts new levels of performance and bandwidth pressure on the campus network infrastructure, from WiFi access points to the network core, creating the need for a flexible, secure and integrated wired and wireless network solution.

News Highlights

With a strong heritage of delivering open, standards-based and carrier-grade solutions, Juniper Networks and Ruckus are well equipped to meet and exceed the unique demands on the enterprise campus network. The goal of this technology alliance is to deliver network flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership for its joint customers.

  • Best-in-Class Performance and Scale: Combining Juniper Networks® EX Series Ethernet Switches with Ruckus ZoneFlex access points and SmartZone (SZ) Wi-Fi management platform will deliver carrier-class networking solutions to various enterprise environments and enable easy network expansion as business demands grow.
  • Simplified, Automated and Secure Network Management: Both Ruckus Wireless 3+1 SmartZone clustering and Juniper’s Virtual Chassis technology reduce the number of logical wired and wireless devices for management and automation, as well as ensure maximum availability. Juniper Networks Junos® Space Network Director provides visibility and management of the switching infrastructure to easily manage growing networks and new service categories. Comprehensive security will be achieved with 802.1x network access control on both Ruckus Smart WiFi and Juniper Networks EX Series Switches. Ruckus will deliver simple, secure BYOD provisioning and onboarding, while the Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways will deliver next-generation firewall capabilities.
  • Open-Standards Based Solutions: Building on Juniper’s Open Converged Framework, the planned alliance is based on open, standards-based hardware and software products from both Juniper Networks and Ruckus, ensuring investment protection for customers as their wired and wireless network demands evolve.

Supporting Quotes

“As a long time Cisco wired and wireless shop, we really needed a ‘best-in-class approach' in order to offer students, staff and guests an exceptional wired and wireless experience across our entire district. Standardizing on Juniper Networks switches and firewalls and Ruckus Smart WiFi has allowed us to not only realize a lower total cost of ownership, more importantly, it also has empowered us to deliver more pervasive performance and reliable network services with a unified wired and wireless infrastructure that scales to meet virtually any wired or wireless demand we can anticipate.”
- Mike Leseberg, director of IT for Richland School District, Richland, WA

“Our decision to deploy best-in-class Juniper switches to complement our new Ruckus Wireless Smart WiFi network has been driven by the insatiable demand for reliable, high-speed wireless connectivity that requires a wired infrastructure ideally suited to support it. With a Juniper switching infrastructure supporting our new Wave 2-based 802.11ac Ruckus Smart WiFi network, we will be able to more cost-effectively scale our network service performance to address user demands and client technology innovations that are becoming increasingly difficult to anticipate. For us, the collaboration between Juniper and Ruckus is a win-win solution for our students and staff.”
- Aaron Heath, lead network/server specialist at Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, MO

“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. Juniper Networks provides the wired infrastructure critical for serving as the backbone for the Smart WiFi 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.”
- Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer, Ruckus Wireless

“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. 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.”
- Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation, Juniper Networks

Additional Resources

Source: Gartner, Inc. “Forecast: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2012-2019, 1Q15 Update”, March 2015

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. Juniper Networks’ innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks ( or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

About Ruckus Wireless

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE:RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart WiFi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has approximately 52,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses WiFi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 WiFi. For more information, visit

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of assumptions, uncertainties and risks including, among other things, statements concerning the planned alliance between Juniper Networks and Ruckus, the size of the market opportunity, the integration of Juniper Networks’ and Ruckus’ products and the performance and benefits of those products to customers. Actual results or events could differ materially from those anticipated in those forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including delays in scheduled product availability, incompatibility of technologies, the failure of Juniper Networks and Ruckus to accurately predict emerging technological trends, and other factors listed in the most recent report on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for each of Juniper Networks and Ruckus. All statements made in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release. Juniper Networks and Ruckus undertake no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances subsequently change after the date of this press release. Any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification that may be referenced in this press release are for information purposes only, are subject to change at any time without notice and are not commitments to deliver any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification. The information contained in this press release is intended to outline Juniper Networks’ and Ruckus’ general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision.

Source: Juniper Networks

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