Compare Aruba Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches

Aruba Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 11 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.2, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Pushing out policies from a single location is an easy way of leveraging utilities and resources ". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Aruba Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.
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Pros
Aruba is very easy to use, the GUI is very good and the command line is quite similar to Cisco, so it is very easy to configure.We like the framework of fabric virtual switching.The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions.Aruba access points have a good transfer rate.The solution is very stable.The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port.The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid.There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly.

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The solution's most valuable aspect is the ease of stacking. The configuration on the MS Switches is very good, as well as its ability to assign the LANs.The technical support is very good. They offer some of the best support on the market.The most valuable features are the cloud management, the monitoring, and the visibility available on the report's facts on the cloud controller.The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices.The solution has been very stable so far.The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.

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Cons
I think that the performance is getting better but they need to have more powerful switches on the market so that they can capture medium and large businesses.Technical support response time could be better.The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved.They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet.I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future.The templates to automate our switches need improvement.The written documentation, all the available documentation, is often a little bit hard to find. The solution lacks documentation, especially on recent features. We have access directly to Aruba, Germany, so they are always helpful, but if you start, for instance, with something a little bit more complex like zero-touch provisioning, that would require a more comprehensive written piece.I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface.

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The solution needs to improve its ability to back up the auto-configuration.The solution needs to improve its scalability.The quote-building process is challenging and it needs to be simplified.Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed.It could be easier to use and easier to implement.The solution could be simplified a bit.There is not much training available for this solution.Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription.

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The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.This is not a cheap solution.With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis.This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for.

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Ranking
8th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
Views
2,718
Comparisons
2,407
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
506
Avg. Rating
8.2
3rd
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
Views
3,147
Comparisons
2,781
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
549
Avg. Rating
7.8
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Also Known As
8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview

Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Sample Customers
Purdue UniversityCisco Live Milan, Hyatt
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government10%
Engineering Company8%
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