Meraki MS Switches Primary Use Case

Solutions Specialist - Enterprise Networking & SD-WAN at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

When I'm advising customers on solutions I have to know what they need. If they are happy using a cloud management platform and they are looking at running more than a single line of business, then having the web portal with Meraki is a simple solution. It provides a single-pane-of-glass in terms of management. It is easy to switch between the wireless, the security, and controlling the switching if they own all of those different technologies provided by Meraki. With other vendor brands, you might find that the operating cost would potentially increase due to them having to manage different platforms.

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Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

These switches are best used in mid-size businesses for access and collapsed distribution/core switching. They offer both layer 2 and layer 3 models and have a well-rounded switch feature set for a switch line. Overall, we have found them to meet just about every need we want in a switch. We have them as 10-GB solutions for high-speed SAN connectivity all the way down to 8 port solutions in some high-end homes. They offer ACLs, LACP, port security, access policies, and DHCP security, to name a few options. The methods that Meraki has chosen to implement some of these features via the cloud is amazing compared to locally managed solutions.

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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

We are using these switches to provide internet access to our users. They connect the access points.

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IT Manager at IMP Bautest AG

We've chosen the Meraki product because the configuration is very simple. They are Cisco products, so we are sure of their reputation, the quality, the brand, the performance, and the support.

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Consulting Engineer at IV4

I use it in conjunction with Meraki Firewall and Meraki AP as a package. I am using the latest version of this solution.

We mainly replaced a number of Cisco ASA 5505 Firewalls that had PoE on them. The new Cisco ASA 5506 Firewall and Meraki MX Firewall don't have PoE, but we needed ports and PoE. Therefore, we combined the switches with the firewalls. The clients already had Meraki APs, so we just plugged in Meraki switches. 

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

There are many use cases for the solution. We implement them mainly for SMEs.

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Owner at Tech Exchange

The use case is small to mid-sized offices, under 500 ports.

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ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP

I am using it to put it in a secure end-to-end solution in my IT lab. I am using MX65. I have got three Meraki solutions. I have the switch, the access point, and the appliance itself.

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Technical Consultant at GMA

We use the solution for switching only because it was already in place at an organization we took over who sold Meraki. We continue to use the Meraki solution as switches on that network.

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Director of Institutional Technology at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees

Our use case of the product is for our primary infrastructure on campus and supporting our wireless network culture. I'm the director of institutional technology and we are users of Meraki. 

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Sales Engineer at Logicom

We primarily use the solution for switches for our clients.

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Lead Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This solution is suited for the cookie factory just around the corner and up to including multinational organizations with locations spanning around the globe.

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Vice President - Operations & Client Support at Scicom Infrastructure Services

A primary use case involves small to mid-sized offices consisting of under five hundred ports. 

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Principal & Director of Operations at Net3IT

We are using it for local LAN switching.

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BL
Senior IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We typically use the solution at the client site. 

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Video conferencing Admin at Akshara Enterprises India Pvt Ltd

I had to provide solutions for a pharmaceutical company, where data plays a very important role. This is where testing takes place and security is critical, and they have a lot of security on-site. If you want to have more VLANs and so on, you can do it through a core switch.

It all depends on the customer's requirements. For example, if the customer uses SAP HANA, they will go for a new direct server. On the new direct server, you have an output of 10 GBs, and based on the output and the number of users, I provide the solution to the customer.

It also depends on the application. For example, in SAP HANA, it'll depend on all the customer's modules, how many servers will make a Nutanix server, for example, 12 to 16 servers, and the number of users. 

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Owner at Mar Consulting Services

I use the MS series when I need to add power over ethernet (PoE).

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President at Vertisys LLC

The general use case is just as a unified platform for APs and switches. In our particular case, we brought on a client that had firewalls, access points, and had a need for switches to all run on one platform.

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Vice President of Information Technology at a non-profit with 51-200 employees

All of our endpoints are connected to our servers via the Meraki switches. Every user goes through them and it mirrors a cloud portal that allows you to administer it.

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MB
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The switches make up part of the network infrastructure in the company.

We primarily use VLANs and Wi-Fi.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The primary use case is for local network connectivity for our customers.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We use these switches in our medium-sized branch offices.

We use these switches for cloud connections that can be managed from anywhere. It's being used as a remote office from the medium branch office to deploy these switches.

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Data Center Presales Engineer at Integrated Solutions

Our primary use for this solution is cloud management. It is very comfortable for our customers when they have a remote office and can manage the switch from the access point.

This solution is an on-premises deployment model.

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President at Virtual Tech Computer Solutions

We are a solution provider and the Meraki MS Switches are one of the products that we implement for our clients as part of their network infrastructure.

One of our typical use cases is connecting stores within a retail environment.

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AL
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

We are a consultancy and we work with a variety of networking products, including Meraki MS Switches. Our primary use case is cloud orchestration, where you can log in from anywhere and manage our devices remotely.

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Security & ICT Product Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

We primarily use the solution to connect access points.

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JH
IT Engineer at a printing company with 201-500 employees

We use it for general network switch purposes.

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DW
Assistant Manager -Enterprise Networking Solutions at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We provide Meraki Switches to schools, universities, and hospitals.

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EL
Delivery Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We primarily use the solution for clients who need LAN access points.

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Network Administrator at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Our primary use case of this solution is for connecting desktops to LAN.

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Head of IT at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We primarily use the solution for our production, mainly our processing, and for some internal uses surrounding the sovereignty of data. 

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Sr. Presales Consultant at a integrator with 501-1,000 employees

We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our customers.

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MD and CEO at Aster Networks Pvt Ltd

We are a system integrator and Meraki MS Switches are one of the network infrastructure products that we implement for our clients. My goal is to give the proper service and proper ideas. Our customers for this product include educational institutions, manufacturing plants, and banks.

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IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees

We primarily use the solution for testing.

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Senior Consulting and Design Engineer at Claro Ecuador

Our primary use case of Switches is for controlling and monitoring the clients. I'm a senior consultant and design engineer and we are partners of Meraki. 

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CECEO, ICT & Privacy ConsultantO at CHIP COMPUTERS S.r.l.

We are partners with Cisco and I'm the company CEO. 

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Digital Solutions Arquitect - PaaS at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

I am a customer of Meraki. 

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Preventa TI at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I use this solution as a network switch in colleges.

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