Managed Service Provider (MSP)
Smarter Wi-Fi for a Mobile World
A few years ago, WiFi was a “nice-to-have” amenity. Today, it’s seen as a utility, as much a luxury as electricity or indoor plumbing. Whether it’s employees in enterprises large and small, shoppers in retail stores or visitors in large public venues, we’re addicted to our WiFi. And businesses and venue operators had better deliver.
This insatiable thirst for WiFi is a huge business opportunity for managed services providers (MSPs). Because let’s face it: businesses may know they need to deliver reliable WiFi, but that doesn’t mean they’re excited about taking on the costs and administrative overhead of doing it themselves. MSPs can make great WiFi as simple for their customers and flipping on a light switch. Ruckus can help.
Deliver Faster, Easier, More Stable WiFi to Customers
Ruckus makes it easy to deliver great WiFi in practically any business or public venue. Take advantage of high-capacity 802.11ac, mesh networking, adaptive antenna technology and other Ruckus Smart WiFi technology breakthroughs to provide fast, reliable connections to every user, even in high-density environments.
For MSPs, managed WiFi is a monthly recurring revenue stream for a service their customers desperately need. But it’s also an opportunity to up-sell other services like broadband backhaul, security and location based services. And it gets an MSP’s foot in the door at new sites ahead of competitors, providing a sustainable competitive advantage.
Use a System Built for Growth
Taking the complexity out of WiFi is great for your customers, but it’s not sustainable for your own business if your services are a nightmare to operate and scale. The solution is network functions virtualization (NFV)—virtualizing managed WLAN instances so you can turn them up and down for your customers quickly, at scale, at the lowest possible cost.
Ruckus’s virtual SmartZone solution, solution, the virtualized version of our industry-leading SmartCell™ Gateway 200, provides a platform for “pay as you grow” managed WiFi. Designed to integrate seamlessly with VMware and KVM environments, you can control flexible WLAN services for all of your customers. You can simplify your managed services practice by automating scale-up and scale-out functions for multiple tenants. And you can continually adapt to the changing needs of your business and customers, while ensuring a superior wireless experience.