The combination of smart management with the most powerful network toolset in the world gives Meraki a significant edge that all the other major players are chasing. In this article we will expand on why Meraki is winning the battle for network infrastructure.
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Meraki, a Cisco product, has grown leaps and bounds in the last 5 years, evolving from a niche wireless provider with an incredible set of management tools to a Cisco-owned full network stack product including network switching, next generation firewall, wireless LAN, mobile device management, security cameras, and phone system. The Meraki stack brings the incredible feature set offered by Cisco. Matrix Networks is a proud Cisco Premier Partner - this page is dedicated to explaining each layer of the fullstack and explaining why Meraki is the clear choice for anyone looking to modernize their infrastructure for a cloud-enabled world.
Examining the Meraki Fullstack (Part 1)
Addressing interference on a Wireless LAN has been increasing in complexity as more and more radios hit the airwaves. Meraki uses a dedicated 3rd radio in their access points to identify and measure both rogue APs and non-WiFi interference, then uses the data to coordinate channel management to avoid colliding packets.
Examining the Meraki Fullstack (Part 2)
True to Cisco form, the switches all have non-blocking backplanes, meaning that all ports can be used at bidirectional max capacity simultaneously; most of the competitors offer underpowered backplanes to reduce cost.
Examining the Meraki Fullstack (Part 3)
Meraki's MX series is a great combination of Cisco's world class security with the established strategy of simple management and roll-outs. It should be recognized upfront that Meraki's security features are not equal to Cisco's traditional firewall solutions.
Examining the Meraki Fullstack (Part 4)
A signature feature of the MV lineup is the use of local storage on the camera itself, eliminating the need for a centralized or cloud based “NVR” solution. The Meraki dashboard accesses the streams in an on-demand fashion.
Examining the Meraki Fullstack (Part 5)
The Meraki Systems Manager is a MDM (Mobile Device Management) platform that allows for a central dashboard showing all device information, with the ability to apply policy, deploy, remove, and update software on all devices across your network with a few clicks.