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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki MS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Cisco Meraki MS

93%
34 Ratings
8.6

Ruckus ICX Switches

86%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco Meraki MS

100%
1 Rating

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco Meraki MS

90%
25 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.3

Cisco Meraki MS

93%
15 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MS

This product will go to the top of the list of what I will use again. It makes support significantly easier and that is important to the operations here. I feel this is a strong candidate to be used in just about any configuration. It is very adaptable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

I love this switch for access and aggregate, especially due to the lack of needing reboots. [Other systems require this] reliable and stable platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Meraki MS

  • Meraki MS switches are wonderful at allowing a network admin to configure a VPN mesh network without having to have highly specialized knowledge. Unlike Cisco switches, there is no CLI, there is only a GUI, and Meraki support helps you set it up as you add nodes to your network.
  • Meraki MS switches are easy to deploy. Full stop.
  • They can work with any firewall or ASA but I would strongly recommend using the Meraki MX security appliance if you are going to use Meraki MS switches because they were made to work together.
  • They easily stack. It's all done for you in the Meraki cloud control panel.
  • They will get an address from your admin VLAN's DHCP scope and keep it. Even if you unplug it and move it, you will not have to worry about addressing it.
  • The GUI is online and you can reach it from anywhere, so as long as you have the credentials, you can manage the network from any device that has a browser.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

  • They are relatively easy to configure and to maintain.
  • They have all of the high-end configuration capabilities as Cisco switches.
  • The switches have excellent performance and reliability.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Meraki MS

  • People who are coming from enterprise switches or command line options may feel limited
  • If internet is having issue, managing the switches can become more burdensome
  • Switches do not have as many advanced features as enterprise switches
  • Delay in reporting and debugging
kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

  • Not the most recognisable brand in networking
  • Lack some of the product diversity that other vendors offer
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki MS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco Meraki MS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Ruckus ICX Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$835

Ruckus ICX Switches Editions & Modules

Edition
Compact Switch$835.00
Port Switch$1,000.00
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and we're always watching for new additions from meraki
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 9.0
Based on 25 answers
Cisco support for the Meraki products is great. I have a dedicated representative who I can reach out to at any time. They offer numerous online resources and easy to follow tutorials to help the most novice user feel like a pro. When I need support they were ready and quickly helped me solve my problems.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki equipment is easier to configure, setup, and deploy as well as manage. The only thing I will say for the other gear is that they have their special niche requirements, protocol options, and special configuration options that not all Meraki gear has. Meraki gear cannot do everything that other switches out there can do for specific requirements. For the most common network requirements, Meraki can do it!
Trevor Harley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

The switching holds up well against HP, Extreme, Juniper, et. al at the edge. Cost is also a huge factor, and played a part in the purchase. Not just for the switches themselves, but also optics can be purchased at a discount. Service delivery has been fantastic, and in 3 years I've not had to replace any of the brocade switches I've purchased.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 9.3
Based on 15 answers
We have had no trouble linking multiple switches together with a daisy chain cable. We have done this throughout our building and have added them as switch stacks so that they appear as one large switch. It's even better when combined with port aggregation on our fiber feed lines for 20GB throughput back to the core network.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki MS

  • One critical business objective was a worry-free network. This is it!
  • Another business objective was to be able to manage my entire network from a single interface. Meraki delivers again! Not having to be in the building to monitor, manage and configure networking equipment is worth the weight of these devices in gold.
  • I wanted to be able to see everything that was happening on my network. Meraki enables that. I can see every device, what each is doing, set alerts for when individual ports go down or the device that is attached stops sending packets, etc. The visibility into my network's performance and security is unprecedented. I never knew what I was missing and I do not want to go back!
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ruckus ICX Switches

  • These switches are very good in the virtual environment. We have a highly reliable network in part because of these switches
  • The high uptime allows the business to offer reliable always-on connectivity to our clients
  • Speeds are fantastic, especially in a big data environment where speed is crucial to our remote client base
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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