Sunway University Rolls Out Smarter Wi-Fi

Ruckus Wireless Solutions Make Top of the Class for Leading Malaysian University

SELANGOR, MALAYSIA – December 19, 2016 – Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade, today announced the deployment of 450 Ruckus ZoneFlexTM R700 802.11ac wave 2 Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs) at Sunway University in Selangor, Malaysia. The deployment will deliver high quality wireless connectivity to staff and students across a number of buildings on the Sunway campus. The entire Sunway campus is home to more than 18,000 students and staff members.

"We chose the Ruckus solution because the set-up and maintenance was so much easier than other networks," commented Mr. Tan Siao Yuan, Senior Manager, IT Operations at Sunway Education Group. "The Wi-Fi has to integrate seamlessly into our broader IT environment, and the Ruckus products delivered this."

ZoneFlex R700 APs are designed to provide connectivity within challenging and ever-changing radio frequency environments. The APs use Ruckus proprietary BeamFlexTM adaptive antenna technology, which mitigate radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improve application flows. This enables increased performance and range, clear video, voice communications and maximized power efficiency.

"We're delighted to have provided smarter Wi-Fi to Sunway University," commented Michael Lok, Managing Director, ASEAN at Ruckus Wireless. "We know that students and staff around the world now view stable, secure wireless connections as a standard utility in lecture halls and study rooms and Sunway is clearly delivering that."

"We also know that university environments can pose challenges for IT managers, with thousands of students using their own devices on campus to access bandwidth-heavy services. The Ruckus Wireless solutions, including the ZoneDirectorTM 5000 controllers, are designed to simplify onboarding and management, and deliver robust connections without compromising security," he added.

Sunway University completed tests with a number of Wi-Fi providers, but in the end it became clear that Ruckus was the stand-out favorite.

"We tested for coverage, ease of configuration and performance of switches and controllers," continued Mr. Tan from Sunway University. "Ruckus offered the strongest Wi-Fi signals in the high-density areas we were testing, and it integrated perfectly with our existing systems."

"We worked closely with Ruckus during the deployment and everything went smoothly through the whole process,” he concluded. “Our staff and students are already enjoying the great Wi-Fi across campus."

Media Contacts
Laurie B. Falconer

ABOUT BROCADE

Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today's era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)

ABOUT THE RUCKUS WIRELESS BUSINESS UNIT

Ruckus Wireless delivers simply better wireless networking—and now wired switching as well—for enterprise, service provider, government and small business customers worldwide. The Ruckus Wireless Business Unit of Brocade is focused on technology innovation, partner ecosystems and customer service—yielding the best possible wireless or wired experience for the most challenging indoor and outdoor environments. Its Smart Wi-Fi platform delivers scalable, high-performance Wi-Fi with simplified control and management for on-premise and cloud-based Wi-Fi deployments, along with new services for secure on-boarding, policy management, location services and analytics that enable new business opportunities. The Ruckus ICX 7000 Family Switches provide flexible scalability and simplified management, meeting the needs of businesses and organizations of all types and sizes.

Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless, ZoneFlex, BeamFlex and ZoneDirector are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.