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Pros
"The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.""The technical support is good.""There's a zone for each server and services in the storage.""It has good integration with HPE Primera. They have smart zoning in which the administration is very easy. You don't have to do anything. Zoning and other things are done automatically if you just enable the smart zoning. That's one very good thing in HP.""I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches."

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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
"There are some performance issues.""No graphical interface.""It should be simpler. There are still some things that can be simpler in the Brocade switches.""These switches are no longer supported."

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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: I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches.
Top Answer: These switches are no longer supported.
Top Answer: We use Brocade switches for our LAN and for our SAN.
Top Answer: Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
Top Answer: I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the equipment. Someone is paying for it. Someone has to be willing to pay the premium for… more »
Top Answer: Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
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Also Known As
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview
From the world's first Ethernet fabric technology, to an open controller that eliminates vendor lock-in, to a switch stack that you can distribute throughout your campus, Brocade Ethernet Switches give you choices. Whether that means functionality, vendors, or even locations beyond the wiring closet, every option is secure, economical, and easily manageable.
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
Ajubeo, Akquinet AG, Big Data Analytics Provider Boligkontoret Danmark Bristol is Open, CDE Lightband, Cicero School District 99, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency, City of Chattanooga, Cloudscale.sh
Cisco Live Milan, Hyatt
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company16%
Government14%
Educational Organization4%
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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Integrator7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 37 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "Secure access to storage data; lacks a graphical interface". 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 ". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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