CommScope announces AI-enabled RUCKUS Cloud
Cloud services platform delivers converged management, network visibility and service assurance
CommScope has announced RUCKUS Cloud, an AI-enabled network management as-a-service platform that enables enterprise IT and managed service providers (MSPs) easily manage a converged wired and wireless network.
Aided by machine learning and artificial intelligence and built on a programmable microservices foundation, RUCKUS Cloud merges single-pane management with network visibility and service assurance. This allows IT teams to troubleshoot faster and proactively improve the user experience.
Cloud-managed networking market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 28.7%, with equipment revenues forecasted at $5.5 billion and software-as-a-service revenues forecasted at $1.8 billion by 2023: Market research firm Omdia
The RUCKUS Cloud platform is built using a microservices-based, controller-in-the-cloud architecture that ensures full programmability, scalability, high availability, and rapid fix and feature rollout. RUCKUS Cloud is tightly coupled with RUCKUS Analytics, yielding an integrated management, service assurance and network intelligence cloud service that requires no on-premises hardware and features:
- Unified wired and wireless management – Intuitive, intent-based workflows expedite provisioning, management, and control from large venues to hundreds or thousands of sites.
- ML and AI– Analytics tools enable IT to react quickly to issues and stop network anomalies from rising to the service-affecting level.
- RESTful APIs – OpenAPI-compliant APIs allow IT to automate any network function, create custom dashboards and reports, and easily integrate RUCKUS Cloud into existing enterprise systems.
- MSP dashboard – Allows MSPs to offer branded services and manage multiple end customers.
- Network health monitoring – IT teams can define and measure performance against service level agreements (SLAs) that best reflect the requirements of their users.
- Remote client troubleshooting – Remote access to connection history and clearly identified points of failure facilitate a rapid response to user-reported network issues, regardless of client location.
- Planning and reporting – 12 months of included historical device- and element-level data helps IT make well-informed network planning decisions.
“Enterprise IT operations and managed service providers can realise significant efficiency and user experience gains,” said Pramod Badjate, senior vice president and general manager for CommScope’s RUCKUS portfolio. “These gains will continue to accrue as we introduce new ML and AI capabilities that will, over time, make the network more autonomous and self-healing.”
Cloud-managed networking deployments will account for 14% of enterprise networking revenue by 2023: Omdia
RUCKUS Cloud is a foundational element of CommScope’s vision for the enterprise in which every element of the distributed connectivity and power delivery fabric is monitored by a single analytics engine and managed from a single, cloud-based console. The company said it uniquely offers every element of this fabric, including Wi-Fi and switching, copper and fibre structured cabling, and in-building cellular connectivity.