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Ruckus Introduces ICX 7850 Switch for 100GbE Edge-to-Core Networks

Enables multi-gigabit networks with pay-as-you-grow model suitable for education, government and enterprise environments

 

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - March
18, 2019 - Ruckus
Networks
,
an ARRIS company, today
announced
the
availability of its new ICX 7850 switch: an edge-to-core solution for the next
decade of enterprise networking in Asia Pacific.

Ruckus' stackable ICX 7850 delivers high-density aggregation for 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE using existing customer
investment in fiber cabling, making it suitable for large, secure enterprise
edge networks in education, government and enterprise settings. The
pay-as-you-grow design enables enterprise-scale networks to keep pace with
advances in wireless technologies -- such as 802.11ax
(Wi-Fi 6), IoT and
LTE -- to
accommodate continued multi-gigabit
network growth
.

 

"The ever-increasing need for Wi-Fi connectivity is taxing network cores,
but the solution to keeping up with the proliferation of devices and advances
in wireless technology does not need to be complex or expensive," said Siva
Valliappan, Vice President of Wired Products, Ruckus Networks. "The Ruckus ICX
7850 switch simplifies multi-gigabit network upgrades and reduces the total
cost for enterprises through its ability to scale quickly and linearly to address
current and future network demands."

 

"With
the introduction of Wi-Fi 6, the approaching avalanche of IoT connections, and
the impact of high-bandwidth applications like streaming video on traditional
networks, higher performance in your network's wired infrastructure is critical,"
said Kho Teck Meng, Regional Sales Director, ASEAN, Ruckus Networks. "We look
forward to working with our partners to help future-proof and protect their
customers' investments in network infrastructure."

 

Simple, Pay-As-You-Grow
Model and Management

The
ICX 7850's advanced stacking capabilities can scale up to 12 switches, which
rivals the density of traditional chassis-based data centre and enterprise
switches. The hitless stack failover, multi-chassis trunking, and in-service software
upgrades eliminate downtime. The available SmartZone™ network controller
enables configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting for the entire Ruckus
ICX switch portfolio and wireless access point network. This highly scalable
approach is easier to manage with reduced power and cooling requirements and a
lower total cost of ownership.

 

"We are seeing a clear shift towards multigigabit access in
enterprises, which makes the introduction of the Ruckus ICX7850 very timely,"
said Brandon Butler, Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks, IDC. "More
data-intensive devices and applications continue to stress the core of the
enterprise network and are driving a move to 100GbE network infrastructure.
Ruckus' ICX 7850 and management solutions address these issues and when
complemented with the company's SmartZone network controller, the company is
able to manage access points and switches in a 'single pane of glass,'
simplifying network management and operational efficiency."
 

 

Security and Encryption

The ICX 7850, along with all switches in the
Ruckus portfolio, support the latest security standards and encryption
technologies. ICX switches have been deployed in the U.S. federal government
for over two decades and comply with the most stringent security standards and
federal certifications including FIPS, Common Criteria, CSfC, and JITC. The ICX
7850 also supports Media Access Control Security (MACsec), a Layer 2 security
technology, based on symmetric cryptographic keys, to provide point-to-point
security on Ethernet links between nodes.

 

Adapts to Existing Infrastructure

Many
organizations, particularly school districts with older, existing networks that
have OM1 or OM2 fiber optic cables require Long Reach Multimode (LRM) optics to
achieve the 10 Gbps connections needed for today's bandwidth requirements. The
ICX 7850 provides investment protection and an upgrade path for customers with
older fiber infrastructure by providing support for LRM optics with select
family members.

About Ruckus Networks

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, is redefining connectivity around the
globe. With our partners, we build secure wired and wireless access
networks for organizations that place a premium on connectivity experiences for
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