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"Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years.""The licensing fees are approximately $1,000 USD annually.""The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive.""Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase.""like everything else, it's negotiable.""If you purchase a Meeraki box, you have to purchase a license, and it's already the basic license, you will have you SD-WAN included.""This solution is more expensive than competitors."

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IBM Networking Services for SDN help you design, deploy and manage virtualized, software defined networks for better agility, security and cost efficiency. IBM Networking Services for Software-defined Networks (SDN) help you transform your hardware and device-centric network to a virtual, software-defined network for improved agility, security and cost efficiency. It offers an unbiased approach to network transformation across multiple SDN technologies with network design, deployment and management services to build networks that support your application requirements and business needs. Key features include the following: Assess your network and develop a SDN strategy, Monitor and manage your network proactively, Deploy virtualized software-defined networks and Build, integrate and test SDN solutions.

Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.

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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Comms Service Provider38%
Educational Organization15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Logistics Company8%
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company23%
Construction Company4%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM SDN vs. Meraki SD-WAN and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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IBM SDN is ranked 14th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 21 reviews. IBM SDN is rated 0.0, while Meraki SD-WAN is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". IBM SDN is most compared with Aviatrix, VMware NSX, Big Switch Networks, Juniper Contrail Networking and DriveNets Network Cloud, whereas Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Cradlepoint NetCloud and Prisma SD-WAN.

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