Virtual SmartZone – High Scale (vSZ-H)

NFV-based Wi-Fi Controller for Large Enterprises and Service Providers

WiFi is faced with growing challenges in delivering high-performance and reliable WiFi. Enterprises must meet consumer needs for high-density, flexibility, cost efficiency, and the ability to serve multiple branches. The Ruckus virtual SmartZone – High Scale (vSZ-H) is a virtualized WLAN controller solution that meets these demands.

Delivering the benefits and easy scaling capabilities of virtualization, the Ruckus virtual SmartZone – High Scale (vSZ-H) is designed to provide maximum scalability and flexibility with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). This new WiFi platform offers ‘WiFi-as-you-grow’— the capability for your network to grow with and adapt to the changing needs of your business and deliver an optimal wireless experience.

  • Performance and scalability: Supports up to 30,000 APs and 300,000 WiFi clients per vSZ-H cluster.
  • Network Flexibility: deploy in single or multi-tenancy modes to with a scale and performance that addresses the needs of your business and your network.
  • WiFi as you grow: easily transition from another SmartZone WiFi controller to either vSZ version with Smart Licensing.

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3+1 Clustering
Built-in scalability and reliability supporting service fault tolerance.
Single- and Multi-Tenant
The flexibility of deploying a single or multi-tenant solution to address enterprise and MSP requirements.
Smart Licensing
Simply port licenses from other SmartZone platforms to adapt your WiFi network to your business needs.
Smart Positioning Technology (SPoT) Location Based Services
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Smartway Bonjour Gateway Support
Zero-configuration service that supports client access to services like Apple’s AirPlay, AirPrint, and other mDNS products like ChromeCast across VLANs and subnets.
Hotspot 2.0 Release 2
WiFi offloading with network discovery and carrier authentication using 802.1X/EAP as a service.
  • Number of APs supported
    30,000 per cluster
  • Clients
    300,000 per cluster
  • Physical size
  • Ethernet ports
    1 or 3 vNIC
  • Authentication support
    802.1x, local database, Active Directory, RADIUS, LDAP
  • Guest networking / captive portal
  • DHCP server
  • AP discovery and control
  • Management interface
    Web, SCI
  • Management protocol(s)
    SNMP v3
  • VLAN support
    Dynamic VLANs
  • Deployment
    Local Breakout
  • Power supply
  • Fans