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Ruckus at Mobile World Congress 2018 

With over 100,000 attendees, Mobile World Congress Barcelona is among the largest telecommunications events in the world. This year it was also the “coming out party” for Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, just two months after coming together. By all measures it was a huge success.

For Ruckus Networks it started a week prior with two major announcements: IoT Suite for Secure Access and CBRS Band LTE Portfolio. To know more, watch the videos, MWC Ruckus in 60 seconds by Dan Rabinovitsi; Mark Davis and more


Win of the Month
Ruckus Wired and Wireless Solution portfolio support Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong's newest luxury hotel network delivers premium guest experience

With the newly acquired family of ICX switches, Ruckus provided a one-stop solution to Hong Kong Kerry Hotel's wireless and wired network needs.  Details here 


Amara Group Selects Ruckus High Performance Network Infrastructure For First Hotel in China
Ruckus Networks announced it has completed a large scale network deployment at the Amara Signature Shanghai, the first Amara Hotel in China. Details here 


Programs

New! 2018 Ruckus Rewards Program for APAC Re-seller

We are excited to launch the Ruckus Rewards, a global program designed to recognize and reward partners selling Ruckus Networks. The program offers partner sales and system engineering professionals the opportunity to earn points through promotional offers. The points can be redeemed for rewards available through an extensive reward catalog (Visa Card, TV, Watches, Audio, Beauty and so on). Download Ruckus Reward Program Flyer and other APAC Reward Program details here

New! 2018 Ruckus WIRED TO WIN – APAC ICX Reward Program For Partner & Distributors

Get rewarded for selling ICX this season with an exciting ICX reward program. Distributors and Partners who meet revenue slabs for ICX in the quarters of 2018 Q2 and Q3 will be rewarded. For details refer to the attached APAC ICX Reward Promotion Flyers. Distributors reward program details access here. Re-sellers' reward program details access here.

Ruckus Partner Incentive Center and MDF Guide!

Need help accessing the Ruckus Partner Incentive Center and the portal for Marketing Development Funds? This guide will step you through the process. Download today!


Sales Tools

Channel-ready ICX Battle Cards

The battle cards compare Ruckus ICX switches with comparable switches from Cisco, HPE/Aruba and Extreme. It provides a competitive comparison with speaker notes, differentiators and silver bullets.

New ICX in the Data Center Whitepaper and At-A-Glance Available 

These new collaterals highlight how Ruckus ICX enables small to mid-sized organizations to deploy a modern data centre networks at lower cost and without specialized data centre networking experience.

New Cloudpath Data Sheet  is now available

A new Cloudpath data sheet builds upon the recently published solution for selling Cloudpath

Update! Deal Registration for Wired Products

To ensure product alignment, starting March 19, 2018 all wired products in the deal registration portal will now be at SKU level. You will be able to submit both wired and wireless SKUs in the same deal registration. Download the Deal Registration Guide to learn how to submit a deal registration.

Updated Sales Tools for Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi

Check out the new and updated Cloud Wi-Fi Sales tools in the partner portal. We have the datasheet aligned with the 17.02 release as well as a new AAG and customer-facing presentations.


Upcoming Ruckus APAC LIVE! Webinars

Ruckus IOT Suite Launch Webinar

Join the launch of Ruckus IOT solution suite webinar to learn about how Ruckus will simplify the creation of an ‘IoT-enabled' network. This webinar will cover:

  • Why all enterprises need a better approach to supporting the IoT
  • New Ruckus products that simplify the building of an IoT-enabled network
  • How Ruckus will secure the deployment of enterprise IoT devices and services 

Date: Wednesday, April 11th 11:30 am SG Time.


Ruckus Unleashed 200.6 Updates Webinar

Please join our next APAC Channel Webinar and learn about what's coming in Unleashed 200.6 and cool new features in Unleashed Mobile App 3.0. It will cover

  • New APs that are getting added as part of Unleashed portfolio
  • New features of Unleashed 200.6
  • How it would help partners to sell more Unleashed APs Cool features of Unleashed Mobile App 3.0
Date: Wednesday, April 25th 11:30 am SG Time.
Getting Wired to Wireless Webinar
Join Ruckus Networks discussion of why switching is important to ensure a robust, reliable Wi-Fi network and what features and attributes of their switching infrastructure your customers should look for when choosing their wired and wireless network. Top 3 things you will learn from this webinar are:
  • Why is the switch underlay important for good Wi-Fi
  • What features are important for Wi-Fi
  • What are our differentiated features

Date: Wednesday, May 9th 11:30 am SG Time.

Did You Miss The Previous APAC LIVE! Webinars?
Ruckus On Demand Webinar is now available on Ruckus Partner Portal's "Resources" tab. Login and access Ruckus Partner portal Here


Product Announcements

New High-performance Outdoor 802.11ac Access Point with Cable Modem

Announcing the availability of a new, high-performance outdoor Wi-Fi access point: the T811-CM. This 802.11ac Wave 2 access point supports four spatial streams with up to 1733Mbps data rate and MU-MIMO. Targeted for service providers, T811-CM is equipped with a DOCSIS 3.1 high-performance backhaul link. Also supported is GPS for location services and USB 2.0 for IoT support. GA: 01/11/2018


Announcing the End of Sale of the Ruckus ICX 32ZP Multigigabit Switch

Ruckus has initiated the End of Sale of the ICX 7450-32ZP model effective immediately. This announcement only affects two ICX 7450 product SKUs, the rest of the ICX 7450 product line is unaffected and remains strategic to Ruckus ICX product offering. The ICX 7450-32ZP is being replaced by the recently introduced ICX7150-48ZP and ICX7650-48ZP Multigigabit switches which offer higher performance and better value to customers looking for Multigigabit Ethernet switching solutions. For more details, see the EOL announcement.


Important Update! Revised MAP Policy

Ruckus has revised our Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP) policy. The policy is applicable to all Ruckus authorized partners -- access here on the partner portal.


ICX Support Update!

If you or your customers have any questions regarding support for Campus Switching products (ICX & legacy FastIron products), Brocade Mobility products or Brocade Network Adviser software as it applies to these products, please note:



Training

Ruckus CWNA-107 Self-Paced Training

This course provides the networking professional a complete foundation of knowledge for entering into or advancing in the wireless networking industry. From basic RF theory to 802.11 frame exchange processes, this course delivers online training that will benefit the novice as well as the experienced network professional.

You can also access these videos on the Ruckus Learning Portal. Happy learning.


Ruckus in News

February 2018 - CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ruckus head of worldwide partner programs and enablement, Raelyn Kritzer, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs! Congratulations, Raelyn!


Questions or suggestions related to this newsletter? Send us an email at [email protected].

Cheers!
Ruckus APAC Partner Team

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