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Pros
"Easy to integrate with any of the other hardware platforms."

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"This is a sophisticated product with easy configuration that can save time and effort.""This is an OK solution for small to medium-sized businesses with no IT staff.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the interface because it is very simple and easy to learn, even for somebody who hasn't seen it before.""The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.""The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.""The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.""The solution has been very stable so far.""The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices."

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Cons
"The number of surfaces that can be handled by the chipset could be increased."

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"The pricing needs to be more competitive with other products on the market.""This product depends on a cloud connection in order to function. If you have an unstable internet connection or other connectivity issues the product will not function as expected.""This solution is too simple for some cases, and there should be more configuration options.""Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this.""There is not much training available for this solution.""The solution could be simplified a bit.""It could be easier to use and easier to implement.""Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Easy to integrate with any of the other hardware platforms.
Top Answer: The scaling number of IPv4/IPv6 RIB/FIB, OSPF/IS-IS/BGP routing table and MAC table size could be increased.
Top Answer: We use StrataDNX mainly as the mobile backhaul solution for IP routing. We're using StrataDNX chipset in our IP router portfolio
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.
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StrataDNX
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview

The StrataDNX product line offers the greatest extensibility and scalability of any merchant silicon switch in the industry, with the ability to scale both tables and buffering with external lookup engines or memory. The StrataDNX chips can also be connected together via DNX fabric elements to build industry-leading switches and routers with hundreds of terabits of bandwidth. The StrataDNX line features a service-rich, carrier-grade programmable architecture to meet the needs of service provider core, metro transport, mobile backhaul, microwave, POTN, access, and data center networks.

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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Hill International, Coty, Banese, Algar Tech
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider61%
Computer Software Company11%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Integrator8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company18%
Government5%
Educational Organization4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise11%
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Broadcom StrataDNX is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 35 reviews. Broadcom StrataDNX is rated 9.0, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Broadcom StrataDNX writes "Easy integration with hardware platforms; Proven merchant silicon for routing and switching". 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 StrataDNX is most compared with Broadcom StrataXGS, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and MikroTik Routers and 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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