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hi Guys, how are you?
my question is silly and simple. i just wanted to know what is smart zone? 
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Israr Ahmed

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Israr Ahmed

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hi james , can you explain me here in simple word
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Hi Israr,

ZD can be used to Small and Medium consumers, I have see some users purchasing ZD1200 for their homes, where Smart Zone and vSZ is being used for large, Enterprise, Hospitality and Carrier customers. We are using SZ100 for our two Hospitality customers.

ZD is hardware based where SZ is hardware based too, but vSZ is easy to install on virtual environments like VMware, Microsoft Hyper-v, Linux KVM and in AWS cloud, Google Cloud as well.

Regarding features please feel free to download their respective datasheets online.

For a brief techinal understanding please refer this blog,

This is similar one ZD5K is discontinued,

Hope it helps,

Thank you.

Abilash PR.
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Stephan de Meulmeester

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Smart zone is a virtual controller for your accesspoints
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hi @Israr Ahmed 

I am a beginner in vSZ. From my point of view, vSZ likes a wired and wireless management for business (medium and large). It will useful help you managing and provisioning those network. You can manage directly in vSZ web-interface, CLI, also via API where you can do programming. 

SZ is hardware base, I don't have any experience about it. But, I see that it likes vSZ. However, it is builded by Ruckus both of hardware and software, so the quality is so good. 

Hope this helps. 
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Lots of complicated answers here but the reality is very simple. SmartZone is the Ruckus unified network controller for wired and wireless networks.

Whether you have Ruckus Access Points or switches or both and you want a management system the answer is SmartZone 
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It's your wireless controller.