Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MS Switches
The MS switches are used across the entire organization. The greatest feature is the cloud access management portal which addresses many problems such as updating the config to support a new VLAN or updating VLAN information on a port(s).
- Cloud management: second to none.
- Ease of configuration: VLANS, trunk/access ports, and stacking can all be quickly accomplished on the portal.
- Ease of setup and initial configuration. Within a matter of minutes, you can have your switch/switches connected and operating.
- In certain deployments, configuring certain parameters, such as specific VLANs, IPs, etc. would make it smoother.
- I understand it now, but the term virtual stacking has been a term I have had to explain to many end-users who understand stacking as stacking cisco switches with a stacking cable and that the multiple switches look like one big switch with one IP address.
- The amount of time an engineer spent updating the older solution was cut to about 80% once the MS switches were implemented.
- The MS switches are solid and have not gone down, which has kept the business running, and employees working and not waiting for a network issue to be resolved.
I have seen other "cloud-managed" solutions and none come close to the Meraki MS. The ease of setup, and management, especially with applying updates, license and support information at your fingertips is priceless.
All of my experiences with Meraki's support have been outstanding. They make sure things are operating the way the switch was/is intended to work in the network.
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The Meraki solution is best suited for sites/customers who want a one-stop-shop for cloud management of their network. You can set it and forget it, to a certain degree, and make changes on the fly. The solution is less appropriate for sites/customers who feel that they need only physical access to their network devices, and have not come to terms with cloud management.