The most easy to manage networking equipment for small teams
April 22, 2020

The most easy to manage networking equipment for small teams

Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MS

We use Meraki Switches as our distribution switches across our 160 acre campus. These switches have changed our networking workflow entirely. The insight that the web GUI offers our small team of admins makes managing the spread out network that we have very easy to manage and maintain. It also makes switch and port configuration a quick and easy task for even inexperienced network admins.
  • Ease of Management
  • Reliability
  • Network Monitoring and Insight
  • Ease of Switch Firmware Upgrades
  • Cost - The yearly cost is much higher than standard switches
  • Meraki Support and Cisco TAC can clash sometimes
  • Some changes still need to be made from the Command Line
  • Able to manage with a smaller team
  • More admins can be easily trained to use the GUI
  • The Cost can be higher than others.
Meraki is much easier to use than any other switch provider I have ever worked with. The ease of updating firmware makes the long term maintenance a snap. Couple all of that with the effectiveness of Meraki Support and you have what may very well be the best option for networking in most small to mid size organizations
Meraki Switches are great for most mid to large size environments where ease of management is important for the team of network admins. Meraki can be managed by less experienced admins and Meraki Support is super helpful when needed. These switches can be used in any environment in need of robust switching. Small business with single locations may be better served by more basic switches.

Cisco Meraki MS Support

Meraki support is always helpful when we run into any issues. They have helped us through config and best practices in many cases as well. They have been one of the most effective support groups I have worked with. The only occasional downside is more unique to us. We use some Cisco Catalyst switches for data center management and other Layer 3 functions. When issues come up in the Data center that has both Cisco and Meraki, the two support groups tend to shift blame towards each other for a bit until we find the issue.