Anonymous UserLead Engineer at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
"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."
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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