Meraki MS Switches Scalability

Darren-Sinden
Solutions Specialist - Enterprise Networking & SD-WAN at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Meraki is scalable but it's only seen as a stackable switch solution. The one thing is the mid-market where obviously Meraki has traditionally had most of their focus on. So, when you buy switches and you want to scale, you have to have them in switch stacks. What Meraki hasn't done — and missed a bit of an opportunity in my opinion — is they've not really developed a low form factor switching solution in the form of a chassis switch. I think that could open up a massive opportunity for Meraki in terms of being seen as more of an enterprise solution. As far as our own scaling we have seen their numbers grow in terms of selling their solutions whereas we've seen other lines of business that decline. So, I'd say that we've definitely seen exponential growth in sales of Meraki as a solution. More and more customers whom I talk to get to the point of serious consideration and go through the finer processes of discovering what Meraki is all about. People who choose it seem to like it so much that they stick to it. I think the only time I've really seen a compelling reason for not going with Meraki is that the security with regards to firewalls is still Meraki solutions. They really don't quite compete with Cisco and their ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) technology. In any case, we do continue to have plans to scale our usage of this solution for us and our customers. View full review »
Alexander Ernst
IT Manager at IMP Bautest AG
This solution is currently serving about 270 users within our company. I think the product is very scalable and it would not matter how many users we add. View full review »
PieterGrootendorst
Technical Consultant at GMA
The product is scalable and can work if you're a small to medium-sized business. I wouldn't want to use Meraki in an enterprise network. At the moment we have about six clients sites where the Meraki device is used for storage. That is a total of about 40 or so end-users. View full review »
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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
This solution is scalable. It is easy to expand. Once the implementation is done and you have endpoints, then you can easily move configurations or copy from one site to another. We have five to ten IT managers using this solution. View full review »
Remigiusz Gorecki
Data Center Presales Engineer at Integrated Solutions
This solution is scalable if we're talking about one component with many remote offices. However, if we're talking about a company with a large headquarters then I can find better solutions. There are dozens of users for this solution at the company in Poland, perhaps up to one hundred. View full review »
reviewer1143678
Security & ICT Product Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
We primarily use the solution for small and medium customers, so we don't deal so much with scalability. For our purposes, a couple of switches are enough, in most cases. View full review »
reviewer1151457
Delivery Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is easy to stack, which makes it scalable. View full review »
reviewer1142103
Network Administrator at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For our current state, the solution has good scalability. We have around 400 users in our company. We use five people for maintenance. We don't have immediate plans to increase our usage, but perhaps after four or five years. View full review »
reviewer1222638
Head of IT at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution is not scalable. If you need to scale, you need to change the equipment. Currently, about 100 users in our company are using Meraki MS switches. View full review »
Syed Masood A.
Sr. Presales Consultant at a integrator with 501-1,000 employees
I have two or three projects that are using this solution. One of them has twenty-five hundred users. View full review »
Shan Anan
IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
The solution isn't scalable. View full review »
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