Compare Extreme VDX vs. Meraki MS Switches

Extreme VDX is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 11 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 9.0, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "Good management, good stability and good scalability". 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 ". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and VMware NSX, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.
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Pros
The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.

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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
The only problem is that at the moment it's an Extreme product and Extreme is not really pushing it. They have to make up for weak innovation and I'm not sure if they want to do that.

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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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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
18th
out of 39 in Ethernet Switches
Views
691
Comparisons
588
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
285
Avg. Rating
9.0
4th
out of 39 in Ethernet Switches
Views
3,294
Comparisons
2,839
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
549
Avg. Rating
7.8
Top Comparisons
Compared 37% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Compared 33% of the time.
Also Known As
VDX, Brocade VDXMS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview
Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.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
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASPCisco Live Milan, Hyatt
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Comms Service Provider24%
Software R&D Company22%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
Government6%
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