RUCKUS SmartZone Data Plane Configuration Guide (vSZ-D/SZ100-D)
Applicable To The Following Products
The SmartZone™ Data Plane appliance (SZ100-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance, that comes in physical form factor as a family of two products, first with 1Gbps and second with 10Gbps throughput support. Made to work seamlessly with Ruckus SmartZone network controllers, the SmartZone Data Plane appliance enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale.
SZ100-D appliance benefits businesses that have leaner IT departments with limited virtualization expertise or that wish to further simplify deployments. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the SZ100-D in a centralized data center with SmartZone network controllers, or at specific venues in a distributed topology. In addition, organizations have the flexibility to deploy SZ100-D at each of the tenant locations based on their requirements.
The Data Plane appliance brings multiple high value features, such as:
- High performance DHCP-server
- NAT (Network Address Translation)
- L3 Roaming
The Ruckus Virtual SmartZone-Dataplane (vSZ-D) is available on the vSZ platform and offers organizations more flexibility in deploying the SZ dataplane as needed in an NFV architechture-aligned fashion. Deploying vSZ-D offers secured tunneling of user data traffic that encrypts payload traffic, maintains flat network topology, enables mobility across L2 subnets, supports POS data traffic for PCI compliance, and offers differentiated per site policy control and QoS, etc.