SmartZone 100

Scalable Network Controller for Mid-Sized Enterprises

Need a more cost-effective way to scale and managed your wired and wireless network? We hear you. The SmartZone 100 (SZ100) network controller lets you grow your without wasting money on idle redundant controller capacity.

Want more control over the end-user experience? We’ve got you covered. Manage quality of experience with intuitive, visual troubleshooting and analytics tools.

Together with Ruckus access points and switches you get scale, control and deployment flexibility and your users get a consistently great experience—fast, reliable and secure.

Scale Your Network, Fast

SmartZone 100 provides everything needed to easily scale an enterprise wired and wireless network.

  • A rack-mountable 1U appliance with multiple GbE and 10GbE ports installs easily and supports your first 1,024 APs and 50 switches.
  • Active/active 3+1 clustering scales your network to 3,000 APs and 150 switches.
  • Connect as many as 60,000 clients and tunnel end-user traffic to the controller or break out traffic locally.

Deliver a Better Quality of Experience

The SZ100 simplifies workflows and gives IT the tools to ensure a better end-user experience.

  • Visual Connection Diagnostics lets IT troubleshoot client connection problems in real-time, helping to pinpoint the stage at which the failure occurs.
  • Ruckus “super-KPIs” enable IT to more quickly detect and react to potential user experience degradation.
  • SmartZone streaming APIs push in near real-time the full array of Ruckus network data, statistics and alarms to IT’s preferred analytics tool with no fidelity loss and no need to create a firewall pinhole.
  • Easily monitor networks with a customizable interface and view topology maps, network element health, cluster health, traffic analysis, spectrum analysis and more.

Control Costs

Reduce infrastructure expense with flexible licensing and simple license management.

  • Lower your TCO by purchasing licenses in single-AP and single-switch increments rather than doing so in wasteful volume tiers.
  • Easily migrate licenses to other SmartZone network controllers if network requirements change.
  • Move AP licenses between SmartZone controllers within and across any cluster.

Deploy Great Wi-Fi

Ruckus is known for exceptional Wi-Fi performance even under the most challenging network conditions. This means exceptionally happy users.

  • Read this independent report showing how Ruckus APs outperform all other 802.11ac wireless APs.
  • Learn more about how Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology creates optimal antenna patterns for each device for better signal quality.
  • Read how Ruckus ChannelFly technology dynamically switches a client to a better channel to mitigate interference.
High Scale, Easily Scalable
A single SZ100 appliance can manage up to 1,000 APs, while 3+1 active clustering increases capacity to 3,000 APs and 30K clients.
Superior Availability
Active/active clustering delivers higher availability and resiliency than traditional N+1 standby. 3x fans further improve uptime.
Comprehensive Experience Management
Visual Connection Diagnostics speeds and simplifies troubleshooting and client problem resolution while unique “super-KPIs” enable IT to more quickly detect and react to potential user experience degradation.
Multi-variate, Role-based Policies
Optional Ruckus Cloudpath integration lets IT to create rich location-, device- and user-based policy rules, enabling network segmentation based on real security and policy needs rather than on a one-size-fits-all approach.
Survivable Configuration and Reporting
The SZ100 can store up to 30 days of network configuration and client data on internal storage drives even with reboots.
Automated AP and Switch Provisioning
L3 and L2 auto-discovery of APs and switches reduces manual administration.
Advanced Features
The SmartZone OS advanced feature set includes rogue AP detection, interference detection and mitigation, band steering, airtime fairness, hotspot, guest networking services and more.

Overview

  • Number of APs Supported
    • Up to 1,024 per controller
    • Up to 3,000 per cluster
  • Number of Switches Supported
    • Up to 50 per controller
    • Up to 150 per cluster
  • Clients
    • Up to 25,000 per unit controller
    • Up to 60,000 per cluster
  • Physical Size
    • 1RU rack mountable
  • Ethernet Ports
    • 4x 1GbE ports
    • 2x 10GbE ports
  • Authentication Support
    • PSK, 802.1x, Active Directory, RADIUS, LDAP, open
  • Guest Networking / Captive Portal
    Yes
  • DHCP Server
    Yes
  • AP Discovery and Control
    L3
  • Management Interface
    Web
  • Management Protocol(s)
    SNMP v3
  • VLAN Support
    Dynamic VLANs
  • Deployment
    • Private / Public Cloud
  • Power Supply
    • DC/AC
  • Fans
    3