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Pros
"The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.""Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."

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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 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.""Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."

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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: Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication.
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version.
Top Answer: Read the documentation of the current model and always create a backup because anything can happen. I was working in a rural area, and the weather kept interfering with signal strengths and bandwidth… more »
Top Answer: The performance is pretty good.
Top Answer: The solution's pricing can be high on Cisco. There are options, such as Avaya, that can be a bit lower. The pricing of this solution isn't too bad.
Top Answer: Clients are very confused by technical support. They seem to have trouble reaching Meraki to get the assistance they need. I'd prefer if they'd go for Layer 3 features. We do not have access to these… more »
Ranking
20th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
790
Comparisons
603
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
362
Rating
8.5
7th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
4,422
Comparisons
3,523
Reviews
31
Average Words per Review
550
Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
VDX, Brocade VDX
MS220, 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, MaximumASP
Cisco Live Milan, Hyatt
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Integrator7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Extreme VDX vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 37 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". 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 Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Extreme VDX vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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