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"This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for.""With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis.""This is not a cheap solution.""The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.""The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers.""We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD.""Its price is definitely competitive.""Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."

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Top Answer: This product has QoS, decent visibility of what's going on, and it's a managed switch.
Top Answer: The yearly maintenance fee is $100 and you can purchase used switches for about $200 each.
Top Answer: Mandatory maintenance is an area that needs improvement.
Ranking
29th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
194
Comparisons
166
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
N/A
6th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
4,201
Comparisons
3,375
Reviews
28
Average Words per Review
558
Rating
8.4
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StrataConnect
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview

StrataConnect switches support 1 Gigabit, 2.5 Gigabit, 5 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 25 Gigabit I/O speeds covering switch bandwidths from tens of gigabits to hundreds of gigabits. StrataConnect switches integrate optional CPU, Copper PHYs or high-speed SerDes with built-in buffering, traffic management, and L2-L4 processing enabling complete “system-on-a-chip” solutions. The StrataConnect line is designed for low power, optimized Layer 2 switching, and simplicity of design ideal for SMB, SME, industrial, embedded, control plane, and layer 2 data plane switch applications. Market-leading switch products are enabled by pairing FASTPATH turnkey software with StrataConnect switches via a low touch, rapid time-to-market model.

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
Coty, Banese, Intellinet
Cisco Live Milan, Hyatt
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REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Integrator8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company18%
Government5%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise11%
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Broadcom StrataConnect is ranked 29th in Ethernet Switches while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 33 reviews. Broadcom StrataConnect is rated 0.0, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.4. 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 ". Broadcom StrataConnect is most compared with Broadcom RoboSwitch and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.

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