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Luxul Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches
July 2022
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"The combination of hardware and software makes it a very good solution. It is a modern protocol that they have supported in the switches. The solution has good performance.""There is no end to the ability to scale Juniper.""It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.""It's easy to use.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration.""The solution has a high level of network functionality.""The thing that sets Juniper apart from most switches is that when you're in the command line and you make a configuration change, you just write the command and then say "commit confirmed minutes". For example, I'm configuring a switch here in my office, which is five miles away, and I say, "commit confirmed 5". If I can't get back to the interface within five minutes to be able to make sure the switch came up, it rolls back to the previous configuration. This way I do not get locked out, or the switch doesn't get messed up because of the incorrect configuration. That's an automatic feature, which is pretty slick. I haven't seen that feature with other vendors that I've worked with. That's probably my most favorite feature."

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"Remote access to the router is a huge time saver.""The solution is less expensive than other options.""The ePoE+ is great."

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"They're easy to update.""The technical support is quite good.""The most valuable feature is the ability to segment my infrastructure between phones, security systems, and other tasks.""We find value in its ability to enable cloud management and visibility. They are also easy to deploy. It's very convenient because you can see who is accessing, what type of UI system they're using, what applications they're using, the bandwidth, and more.""I have found the solution to be stable.""We found the initial setup to be easy.""Setting up a switch can be performed prior to having your hands on the device. Once you purchase a Meraki switch you will get an email from Meraki with a code to add to your dashboard and then you can start setting up your switch so when it arrives it will download its configuration and be all setup.""The main features of Meraki MS Switches are integration, high quality, and hardware guarantee."

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Cons
"The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""The stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""The Virtual Chassis Fabric is kind of complicated to troubleshoot sometimes. On the MPLS side, they're good — they're fine for the pseudo-wires and stuff—but they need more work on the LAN. It is difficult to troubleshoot their LAN technologies like Virtual Chassis.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""Juniper's support could be much better and faster.""The security features for the product should be more unified for the product regardless of the product model."

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"You do need to be an IT person in order to handle the initial setup. An AV person would struggle a bit.""Documentation and access to it could be greatly improved.""The documentation could be improved; it's quite basic."

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"The MS Switches are incapable of doing trunking.""The price for this product could be cheaper. For a low-budget school or institution, scaling up and implementing more switches could take longer because of budget constraints.""The cameras should be better integrated.""We had some dashboard licensing issues, maybe because their method of collecting data from the user needs to be more streamlined.""The licensing model needs to be improved.""They tend to have some weird issues with fiber uplinks.""In my opinion, there's room for improvement cost-wise. With Meraki's licensing terms, you're required to pay an annual licensing fee, which can be for a one-year license or perhaps a five-year license. But if you analyze the costs involved, there are huge expenses incurred as far as the licensing is concerned.""Technical support hold times seem to be getting longer."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "The pricing for the support is very high."
  • "It's was $100,000 per year."
  • "We only pay for support."
  • "The pricing is very aggressive."
  • "Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license."
  • "The solution does not require a license to use it."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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  • "The price completely depends on the environment. There are no additional fees."
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  • "The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers."
  • "We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD."
  • "Its price is definitely competitive."
  • "Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."
  • "This product is quite expensive."
  • "The licensing is purchased on a one, three, five, and seven year basis."
  • "The only drawback is the cost — that's what kills them."
  • "The yearly maintenance fee is $100 and you can purchase the switches used for about $200 each."
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    MS220, MS320, MS420
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    Overview

    Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

    Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

    Luxul is the leading innovator of simple-to-deploy professional grade IP networking solutions made just for custom installation professionals. Designed for use in both residential and commercial environments, the Luxul family offers a complete line of solutions that simplify network design and deployment—resulting in a scalable network that is both powerful and easy to install. With Luxul, installers can deliver the ultimate IP network without the complexity associated with traditional networking gear. All Luxul products include free lifetime support and a three-year limited warranty. Plus, Luxul equipment is available only through authorized distributors of residential and commercial integration products.

    The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Retailer6%
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    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Construction Company14%
    Healthcare Company9%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise52%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    Luxul Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Luxul Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Luxul Switches is ranked 24th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 41 reviews. Luxul Switches is rated 6.0, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Luxul Switches writes "Rock-solid connectivity and WiFi coverage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Reliable and easily accessible switches with a plug and play setup". Luxul Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches. See our Luxul Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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