2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Meraki MS Switches?

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What do you like most about Meraki MS Switches?

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Majid Yousuf - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Engineer at Logicom
Reseller
Top 5
2021-04-03T14:46:59Z
Apr 3, 2021

The performance is pretty good.

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Mike-Robinson - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Mar Consulting Services
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-26T23:12:30Z
Feb 26, 2021

This product has QoS, decent visibility of what's going on, and it's a managed switch.

SM
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-22T21:09:13Z
Feb 22, 2021

The most valuable feature about Meraki is the console. The second most valuable feature, to me, is the technical support and the infrastructure behind the console.

Sid Roy - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President - Operations & Client Support at Scicom Infrastructure Services
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-22T21:07:00Z
Feb 22, 2021

Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.

RS
Lead Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-12T11:48:52Z
Feb 12, 2021

I have found the solution to be stable.

Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-01T13:14:46Z
Feb 1, 2021

The dashboard and the interface, in general, are good features.

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Sambasiva Rao Venigalla - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-15T12:28:52Z
Jan 15, 2021

You can connect from the dashboard itself. It is very easy to operate.

Sara Coronel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consulting and Design Engineer at Claro Ecuador
Real User
2020-11-18T23:11:23Z
Nov 18, 2020

Console of the dashboard is well integrated.

WM
Consulting Engineer at IV4
Reseller
2020-11-11T07:09:57Z
Nov 11, 2020

It is easy to deploy, maintain, and update. It has been trouble-free so far.

I am still a Cisco command-line bigot, but the web interface makes it a lot easier for our help desk to interact with a client. When the clients call in and say that they aren't able to connect, it takes the help desk 10 minutes or less to look at everything in the enterprise or location. They can look at the firewall, switches, or access points in the dashboard. That's why I like the dashboard.

JH
IT Engineer at a printing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-06T11:27:21Z
Nov 6, 2020

It is easy to set up and easy to monitor. It is also easy to check the status of the switch.

SM
Vice President of Information Technology at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-04T18:17:26Z
Nov 4, 2020

To me, this is a product that meets all of the needs that anyone could possibly have for a networking device.

PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-21T14:52:00Z
Oct 21, 2020

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.

Enzo Bastianello - PeerSpot reviewer
CECEO, ICT & Privacy ConsultantO at CHIP COMPUTERS S.r.l.
Real User
2020-10-06T06:57:44Z
Oct 6, 2020

It is easy to configure and provides complete visibility of the graphic end point.

Mansukh Bhesania - PeerSpot reviewer
MD and CEO at Aster Networks
Real User
2020-09-27T04:10:13Z
Sep 27, 2020

The most valuable feature is cloud management.

JG
Director of Institutional Technology at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-09-17T08:05:54Z
Sep 17, 2020

Provides good statistics and it doesn't require teaching command lines.

AL
Senior Consultant at Deloitte
Real User
Top 5
2020-09-15T11:13:36Z
Sep 15, 2020

The most valuable feature is the ability to orchestrate the network from the cloud.

MB
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-09-03T07:49:41Z
Sep 3, 2020

The most valuable feature is the ability to segment my infrastructure between phones, security systems, and other tasks.

Matt Baldwin - PeerSpot reviewer
President at Vertisys LLC
Real User
2020-08-03T06:11:07Z
Aug 3, 2020

The technical support is quite good.

Tony-Moore - PeerSpot reviewer
President at Virtual Tech Computer Solutions
Real User
2020-07-23T07:58:39Z
Jul 23, 2020

The most valuable feature is the granular visibility that they provide with a single pane of glass.

Sriman L - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at Nipun Net Solutions
Real User
2020-07-06T08:10:00Z
Jul 6, 2020

With Meraki, there is the advantage that you have dashboard access via the internet and you can work on it from anywhere.

Antra Andrianarivo - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at Nexthope
Real User
2020-06-25T10:49:14Z
Jun 25, 2020

The initial setup is simple.

PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-07-02T23:44:51Z
Jul 2, 2020

My favorite aspect of Meraki MS switches is the central cloud management implementation. Meraki doesn’t just add cloud management per device you can make changes to multiple ports across all switched on the network. Powerful feature not possible on a lot of platforms.

EL
Delivery Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
Nov 18, 2019

The solution's most valuable aspect is the ease of stacking. The configuration on the MS Switches is very good, as well as its ability to assign the LANs.

RE
Head of IT at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
Nov 13, 2019

The technical support is very good. They offer some of the best support on the market.

SYMONPHARES - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-10-31T06:27:00Z
Oct 31, 2019

The most valuable features are the cloud management, the monitoring, and the visibility available on the report's facts on the cloud controller.

SV
Network Administrator at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-29T09:45:00Z
Oct 29, 2019

The solution has been very stable so far.

Darren-Sinden - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Specialist - Enterprise Networking & SD-WAN at Ultima Business Solutions
MSP
2019-10-28T06:34:00Z
Oct 28, 2019

The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices.

Shan Anan - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
Oct 27, 2019

The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.

SM
Sr. Presales Consultant at a integrator with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
Oct 24, 2019

The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.

Remigiusz Gorecki - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Center Presales Engineer at Integrated Solutions
MSP
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The most valuable feature of this solution is the interface because it is very simple and easy to learn, even for somebody who hasn't seen it before.

MM
Security & ICT Product Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.

Alexander Ernst - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at IMP Bautest AG
Real User
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
Oct 16, 2019

This is a sophisticated product with easy configuration that can save time and effort.

PieterGrootendorst - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at GMA
MSP
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
Oct 16, 2019

This is an OK solution for small to medium-sized businesses with no IT staff.

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Meraki MS Switches. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 53 answers
Alexander Ernst - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at IMP Bautest AG
Oct 16, 2019
One simple way to improve the product is to reconsider the price. They are more expensive than their competitors. You have to take into account that it is Meraki by Cisco and they know they are the best and that if you need a less expensive solution you can buy other products. If you want the best, you have to pay for it. But certainly they are a bit more expensive than the competitors.
PieterGrootendorst - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at GMA
Oct 16, 2019
Personally, I don't like the product because I don't like the idea of losing all functionality if your license for the cloud is not current and paid or if the cloud cannot be accessed. I wouldn't recommend these switches for most organizations because the cloud-based deployment is restrictive and comes with problems. The only reason I can see choosing this product is if your organization is totally non-IT, on-premises and you are comfortable leaving IT services in the hands of somebody else. Realistically, the pricing should be improved to match the services and features provided. This also should be enhanced so that you are able to use the product when there is no cloud connectivity. Because of dependence on the cloud, my strongest advice to people considering this solution is to make sure you have a reliable internet connection. As far as future improvements to the product, it is not a concern for us as we are not doing additional installations at this point and would probably hope, instead, to phase out the use of the product.
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