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Meraki MS Switches Primary Use Case

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Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

These switches are best used in mid-size businesses for access and collapsed distribution/core switching. They offer both layer 2 and layer 3 models and have a well-rounded switch feature set for a switch line. Overall, we have found them to meet just about every need we want in a switch. We have them as 10-GB solutions for high-speed SAN connectivity all the way down to 8 port solutions in some high-end homes. They offer ACLs, LACP, port security, access policies, and DHCP security, to name a few options. The methods that Meraki has chosen to implement some of these features via the cloud is amazing compared to locally managed solutions.

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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

We are using these switches to provide internet access to our users. They connect the access points.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

There are many use cases for the solution. We implement them mainly for SMEs.

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WM
Consulting Engineer at IV4

I use it in conjunction with Meraki Firewall and Meraki AP as a package. I am using the latest version of this solution.

We mainly replaced a number of Cisco ASA 5505 Firewalls that had PoE on them. The new Cisco ASA 5506 Firewall and Meraki MX Firewall don't have PoE, but we needed ports and PoE. Therefore, we combined the switches with the firewalls. The clients already had Meraki APs, so we just plugged in Meraki switches. 

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Owner at Tech Exchange

The use case is small to mid-sized offices, under 500 ports.

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ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP

I am using it to put it in a secure end-to-end solution in my IT lab. I am using MX65. I have got three Meraki solutions. I have the switch, the access point, and the appliance itself.

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JG
Director of Institutional Technology at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees

Our use case of the product is for our primary infrastructure on campus and supporting our wireless network culture. I'm the director of institutional technology and we are users of Meraki. 

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Director, Network and Telephony at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I use this solution at work and in my house. The network in my house runs on Cisco Meraki. I use it to connect my home network to the internet.

At work, we use it to connect the users, their network, and their computers to the network.

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Sales Engineer at Logicom

We primarily use the solution for switches for our clients.

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RS
Lead Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This solution is suited for the cookie factory just around the corner and up to including multinational organizations with locations spanning around the globe.

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IT Manager at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

We are using the Meraki MS120, MS425, and MS355 switches. We currently have a mixed environment with Cisco switches as well as these Meraki switches. We're replacing them one by one to see how well they perform. So far, we have only configured the MS120, which are the eight-port switches. We have some poor equipment, so we are replacing the existing switches. There are fewer network ports that are required, so we've set up these first.  

 We haven't yet finished setting up the MS425. They're supposed to work as the core of our network, replacing the 38 switches that we have on the core. They haven't been configured on the network. We're still trying to just do tests and see if they will work. The MS355 are supposed to be on the distribution, so we haven't configured those, either.

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Vice President - Operations & Client Support at Scicom Infrastructure Services

A primary use case involves small to mid-sized offices consisting of under five hundred ports. 

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Principal & Director of Operations at Net3IT

We are using it for local LAN switching.

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BL
Senior IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We typically use the solution at the client site. 

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AK
Video conferencing Admin at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I had to provide solutions for a pharmaceutical company, where data plays a very important role. This is where testing takes place and security is critical, and they have a lot of security on-site. If you want to have more VLANs and so on, you can do it through a core switch.

It all depends on the customer's requirements. For example, if the customer uses SAP HANA, they will go for a new direct server. On the new direct server, you have an output of 10 GBs, and based on the output and the number of users, I provide the solution to the customer.

It also depends on the application. For example, in SAP HANA, it'll depend on all the customer's modules, how many servers will make a Nutanix server, for example, 12 to 16 servers, and the number of users. 

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Owner at Mar Consulting Services

I use the MS series when I need to add power over ethernet (PoE).

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President at Vertisys LLC

The general use case is just as a unified platform for APs and switches. In our particular case, we brought on a client that had firewalls, access points, and had a need for switches to all run on one platform.

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Vice President of Information Technology at a non-profit with 51-200 employees

All of our endpoints are connected to our servers via the Meraki switches. Every user goes through them and it mirrors a cloud portal that allows you to administer it.

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MB
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The switches make up part of the network infrastructure in the company.

We primarily use VLANs and Wi-Fi.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We use these switches in our medium-sized branch offices.

We use these switches for cloud connections that can be managed from anywhere. It's being used as a remote office from the medium branch office to deploy these switches.

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President at Virtual Tech Computer Solutions

We are a solution provider and the Meraki MS Switches are one of the products that we implement for our clients as part of their network infrastructure.

One of our typical use cases is connecting stores within a retail environment.

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AL
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

We are a consultancy and we work with a variety of networking products, including Meraki MS Switches. Our primary use case is cloud orchestration, where you can log in from anywhere and manage our devices remotely.

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JH
IT Engineer at a printing company with 201-500 employees

We use it for general network switch purposes.

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DW
Assistant Manager -Enterprise Networking Solutions at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We provide Meraki Switches to schools, universities, and hospitals.

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MD and CEO at Aster Networks Pvt Ltd

We are a system integrator and Meraki MS Switches are one of the network infrastructure products that we implement for our clients. My goal is to give the proper service and proper ideas. Our customers for this product include educational institutions, manufacturing plants, and banks.

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Senior Consulting and Design Engineer at Claro Ecuador

Our primary use case of Switches is for controlling and monitoring the clients. I'm a senior consultant and design engineer and we are partners of Meraki. 

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CIO at U.S. Metals, Inc.

We use it for network connectivity in our organization. We use it across all of our locations.

It is cloud-based. So, the software is updated to the latest firmware on a regular basis by Cisco. We have a private cloud.

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CECEO, ICT & Privacy ConsultantO at CHIP COMPUTERS S.r.l.

We are partners with Cisco and I'm the company CEO. 

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Digital Solutions Arquitect - PaaS at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

I am a customer of Meraki. 

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Preventa TI at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I use this solution as a network switch in colleges.

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Learn what your peers think about Meraki MS Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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