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Ruckus Networks has launched a new switch. This is the ICX 7850, which should be a new edge-to-core network solution for the next ten years.

With the switch, 10 GbE, 25 GbE, 40 GbE, 50 GbE and 100 GbE networks can be laid using the existing fiber optic cabling. According to the company, the switch is therefore suitable for extensive business networks of, for example, educational institutions, the government and large companies.

In addition, the growth-based payment model allows business networks to “continue to benefit from developments in wireless technologies,” says Ruckus Networks. These include developments such as 702.11ax, IoT and LTE.

“We see a clear shift towards multi-gigabit networks in companies. The launch of the Ruckus ICX 7850 comes just at the right time”, says Brandon Butler, Senior Research Analyst at IDC. “Business networks are increasingly burdened by data-hungry devices and applications. This makes a 100GbE network infrastructure increasingly attractive.”


The ICX 7850 contains stacking possibilities, making it possible to combine a maximum of twelve switches. This includes a port density similar to that of traditional switchboards in data centres and business switches. Furthermore, according to the company, downtime should be completely over, thanks to the failover functionality and software upgrades.

In addition, the SmartZone network controller can be used to configure, monitor and troubleshoot the complete portfolio of ICX switches and wireless access points. According to Ruckus, the solution is easy to manage and requires less power and cooling. This should reduce costs for organisations.

The ICX 7850 also supports the latest security and encryption standards. It is also suitable for MACsec’s Layer 2 security technology, which uses symmetric cryptographic keys to fully encrypt Ethernet connections between nodes.

Ruckus made the ICX 7850 available immediately.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.