Ruckus Outperforms Major 802.11ac Manufacturers

Ruckus, a part of Brocade, has announced it has once again outperformed four of its Wi-Fi competitors in a series of stress tests validated by Divergent Dynamics, the company said.

Using mid-range 802.11ac access points (APs), the testing measured each AP´s ability to simultaneously deliver video and data to 60 client devices. The results showed that the Ruckus R610 AP was the only tested AP able to maintain stall-free video delivery to each client when data traffic loading was simultaneously applied to the network.

Video accounts for the majority of worldwide IP traffic volume and is growing rapidly in the enterprise and on mobile devices. According to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index*, global IP video traffic will grow threefold from 2016 to 2021, a CAGR of 26 percent, while increased adoption of advanced video communications in the enterprise segment will cause business IP traffic to grow by a factor of three between 2016 and 2021.

The testing sought to establish the ability of each AP to deliver stall-free streaming video to client devices (Chromebook) with and without additional network loading applied by data clients (Mac Mini). Two tests were conducted, one with 30 video clients and 30 data clients and one with 60 video clients and two data clients. Each AP tested was located in one room with the AP placed such that it could provide coverage for video clients in the same room and video and data-only clients in an adjacent room.

In the test with 30 video clients, the Ruckus R610 was the only AP that maintained stall-free video delivery to all 30 clients while under heavy network loading from data-only clients. In the test with 60 video clients, the Ruckus R610 was the only AP that maintained stall-free video delivery to all 60 video clients both with and without network loading.

Ruckus, a business unit of Brocade, delivers high-performance network infrastructure.

Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world´s organizations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the network edge, Brocade is the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today´s world of digital business.