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Ruckus Networks President Whiting On IoT, SD-WAN And The Channel's Role In The Firm's Growth

Ian Whiting is doubling down on channel enablement as he sets his sights on competing with market share leaders Cisco and HPE Aruba.

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How do you see the market for intelligent edge technologies developing over the next couple of years?

We're banking on it taking off in a big way. We see that happening at an accelerated rate. As an industry, we're recognizing that the edge of the network is becoming a very strategic place. Everybody these days is expecting every application they use to be enabled on a mobile device whether you're at work, at play, or just generally living your life, apps need to be available with zero, or minimal latency wherever you are. That's putting pressure on what's happening at the edge of the network, and the edge of the network is very often the access point. IoT is adding even more edge computing pressure. What we call an access point today is becoming a gateway now, buffering an awful lot of useless information from clogging the hooks into the cloud. It's also a way to process very important information that ultimately feeds into big data and analytics engines used to make smart decisions.

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