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2019-10-16T06:52:00Z

What is your primary use case for Meraki MS Switches?

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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-09-22T15:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-08-26T17:35:59Z
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Real User

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.

2021-08-06T21:01:21Z
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Top 20MSP

We are using it for local LAN switching.

2021-07-01T22:26:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I am a customer of Meraki.

2021-05-08T17:39:47Z
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Top 20Reseller

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

2021-04-16T17:32:26Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-04-13T06:57:21Z
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Top 5Real User

We primarily use the solution for switches for our clients.

2021-04-03T14:46:59Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-03-18T06:06:49Z
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Top 5Reseller

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

2021-02-26T23:12:30Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-02-22T21:09:13Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-02-22T21:07:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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

2021-02-12T11:48:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-02-01T13:14:46Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-01-15T12:28:52Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-11-18T23:11:23Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

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.

2020-11-11T07:09:57Z
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Top 5Real User

We use it for general network switch purposes.

2020-11-06T11:27:21Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-11-04T18:17:26Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

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.

2020-10-21T14:52:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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

2020-10-06T06:57:44Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-09-27T04:10:13Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-09-17T08:05:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-09-15T11:13:36Z
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Top 10Real User

The switches make up part of the network infrastructure in the company. We primarily use VLANs and Wi-Fi.

2020-09-03T07:49:41Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-08-03T06:11:07Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-07-23T07:58:39Z
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Top 10Real User

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

2020-06-25T10:49:14Z
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Reseller

We primarily use the solution for clients who need LAN access points.

2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
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Real User

We primarily use the solution for our production, mainly our processing, and for some internal uses surrounding the sovereignty of data.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is for local network connectivity for our customers.

2019-10-31T06:27:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is for connecting desktops to LAN.

2019-10-29T09:45:00Z
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MSP

When I'm advising customers on solutions I have to know what they need. If they are happy using a cloud management platform and they are looking at running more than a single line of business, then having the web portal with Meraki is a simple solution. It provides a single-pane-of-glass in terms of management. It is easy to switch between the wireless, the security, and controlling the switching if they own all of those different technologies provided by Meraki. With other vendor brands, you might find that the operating cost would potentially increase due to them having to manage different platforms.

2019-10-28T06:34:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We primarily use the solution for testing.

2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
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Real User

We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our customers.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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Real User

We primarily use the solution to connect access points.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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MSP

Our primary use for this solution is cloud management. It is very comfortable for our customers when they have a remote office and can manage the switch from the access point. This solution is an on-premises deployment model.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

We've chosen the Meraki product because the configuration is very simple. They are Cisco products, so we are sure of their reputation, the quality, the brand, the performance, and the support.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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MSP

We use the solution for switching only because it was already in place at an organization we took over who sold Meraki. We continue to use the Meraki solution as switches on that network.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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