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Published on April 24th, 2014 | by Alexis Argent

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Ruckus Unveils Smart Access Management Public Cloud Service

Ruckus Wireless, has unveiled the first Cloud-based Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) that combines the scale and cost-effectiveness of Cloud-based services with best-in-class Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to give organizations the power to now easily design, manage and monetize Wi-Fi services from an intuitive ‘point-and-click’ Cloud-based portal.

Unlike other public wireless access alternatives, SAMS combines all the necessary infrastructure components and service elements into a single solution. Ideal for any organization or venue offering managed public wireless access, such as shopping malls, stadiums, convention centers, airports and retail outlets, SAMS transforms the traditional model for offering managed Wi-Fi services by moving local network infrastructure, such as WLAN controllers, authentication servers, captive portals, advertising engines and content filtering into the Cloud as a service.

The benefits the Cloud brings to the wireless access market is undeniable,” said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. “Beyond delivering world-class Wi-Fi infrastructure solutions, with SAMS, Ruckus continues to give its partners and customers the ability to realize greater value from Wi-Fi through innovative new services such as Cloud-based access, location services, rich analytics and the ability to begin monetizing their networks.

In a new report1, IDC estimates that the worldwide enterprise market for Cloud-managed WLAN infrastructure and managed services is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2018. The report states that “Cloud computing has shifted the paradigm of enterprise IT from being hardware driven to service driven. As more enterprises seek new ways to optimize existing resources and build capacity at the network edge, expect to see the rise in Cloud-managed Wi-Fi adoption continue for years to come.”

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