Meraki MS Switches Pricing and License Cost

Phillip Peerman
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
The licensing model is hard for some to wrap their heads around and I understand their concerns. Meraki, like numerous other vendors, is too expensive for a lot of small businesses. However, if uptime is critical to your organization, the cloud management, great stability, and performance of the MS line is a powerful combination. Yes, there are other cheaper solutions out there and some of them are quite good. I really like the Meraki solution overall. Their license requirement means you always have support and next day replacement on all your Meraki equipment. They co-terminate the licenses so each license you purchase has a prorated impact on the co-termination date. You can choose to not use the co-termination date if you wish. The nice feature about the co-termination date is you don't have to micromanage each device's license. This is across all Meraki devices (security appliances, switches, APs, etc.). Purchase your switch with a 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10-year license depending on your planned use and you might never need to think about a license again as you will be likely replacing the device with something newer at the end of that period. Purchasing the longer license protects from future price increases and also saves money vs adding on to the term later. Meraki is an ecosystem that works best if you are "all in" across your device lineup. I find that Meraki licensing is a polarizing solution as you are either happy with it or have an allergic reaction to it. View full review »
Alexander Ernst
IT Manager at IMP Bautest AG
I know that Cisco is a bit more expensive than its competitors. I know that we bought a license for a three-year term and that you can get discounts based on the length of the term. However, I do not know the exact amount that we pay. View full review »
reviewer1230354
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We typically sign contracts for years as opposed to yearly. One year might be a bit expensive, but if you choose a long-term contract, it's very good. The pricing is very good. It's quite competitive in the marketplace. There are others that are much more expensive than this product. It's affordable, even for small companies. View full review »
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William Murray
Consulting Engineer at IV4
Its price is definitely competitive. View full review »
PieterGrootendorst
Technical Consultant at GMA
With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis. There are no licensing costs in addition to the standard yearly licensing fees, but of course, you have to buy the kit. It is the nature of this type of product to require that type of initial capital expenditure. View full review »
reviewer1129767
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD. View full review »
Sambasiva Rao Venigalla
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option. The price is based on the user, a dollar per seat. In India, it is that currency is always fluctuating. The need to go with the county version model. View full review »
Remigiusz Gorecki
Data Center Presales Engineer at Integrated Solutions
This is not a cheap solution. View full review »
Tony-Moore
President at Virtual Tech Computer Solutions
The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers. View full review »
reviewer1151457
Delivery Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There's a license fee. Sometimes you have to pay for extra services on top of that. View full review »
reviewer1142103
Network Administrator at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We pay an annual subscription fee. View full review »
Syed Masood A.
Sr. Presales Consultant at a integrator with 501-1,000 employees
The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term. View full review »
Shan Anan
IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
The pricing of the solution is fair. The licensing is paid on a yearly basis. View full review »
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