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  • "The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive."
  • "Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase."
  • "like everything else, it's negotiable."
  • "If you purchase a Meeraki box, you have to purchase a license, and it's already the basic license, you will have you SD-WAN included."
  • "This solution is more expensive than competitors."
  • "From the perspective of the customer, the price is not terribly cost-effective."
  • "They have a baseline software license, and then they've got an SD-WAN software license, and then they've got an advanced security software license. They're low cost, and they'll provide any amount of flexibility that you want from a modeling perspective for payment. Typically, it's either annually or multi-year, but they are a lower-cost company. They're not the most expensive by far."
  • "Meraki's pricing is on the higher side, which may limit who can afford to use them."
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    Top Answer:The features of SD-WAN are very appealing because you have a centralized dashboard and multiple options to terminate. You have an internet leased line, which means that you can connect your broadband… more »
    Top Answer:The price can vary depending on the challenges that you need to address. When you look at the stability and reliability against the price, you absolutely get the value for the price.
    Top Answer:Meraki is lagging behind in using a single pipe from service providers. That is, it would be good if they could use both the internet leased line and broadband connectivity. In a future release, I… more »
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    Cumulus Networks is leading the transformation of bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud. Our networking switching software, Cumulus Linux, is the only solution that allows you to affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world’s largest data center operators — unlocking vertical network stacks.

    With Cumulus Linux, our customers can run their data center networks the way Google and Facebook have done for years, highly automated, without all the development time or expensive, specialized hardware.

    The network is a critical part of the data center that has traditionally been a bottleneck for rapid deployment of applications. We believe in completely transforming the industry by enabling a web-scale IT architectural approach that brings efficiency and flexibility to the network.

    Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.

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    Perth Radiological Clinic, Medallia, Faithlife, Ooyala, NephoScale, DreamHost, SFMIX
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    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization5%
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Cumulus Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 32 reviews. Cumulus Networks is rated 0.0, while Meraki SD-WAN is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". Cumulus Networks is most compared with Pica8, Big Switch Networks, Cisco SD-WAN, HPE SDN and VMware NSX, whereas Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Cradlepoint NetCloud, Versa FlexVNF and Citrix SD-WAN.

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