Meraki intros cloud managed switches

By : |January 22, 2012 0

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Cloud networking company Meraki announced a new MS series cloud managed switches.

Meraki also announced an expanded MX series cloud managed security appliances family, adding WAN optimization and introducing five new models.

Using Meraki wireless LAN, Gigabit switching and security appliances, it’s now possible to have unified, single pane-of-glass visibility and control of the entire cloud managed network, says the company in a release.

These enable enterprises to deploy cloud managed networks, adding visibility and control while eliminating the cost and complexity of traditional solutions, claims the company in the release.

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“As iPads and web applications increase the demands placed on networks, organizations are increasingly turning to cloud managed solutions to streamline their infrastructure,” said Kiren Sekar, VP, marketing, Meraki.

Centrally managed over the web, Meraki MS switches offer plug and play deployment and unprecedented insight into the network.

Meraki MS cloud managed switches introduce ‘Virtual Stacking’, a technology that provides centralized management of up to thousands of switch ports. Unlike traditional stacking (which the MS also supports), virtually stacked switches can be in different physical locations, simplifying large scale and distributed environments, adds the release.

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Features:
Non-blocking Gigabit switching, PoE available on all ports
10 Gb uplinks for stacking and high speed core connectivity
Built-in QoS for voice and video

The Meraki MS switches are available in four models, offering 24 and 48 port configurations with and without power over Ethernet. The MS switch family is available for immediate order through Meraki authorized resellers.

MS22, MS22P: 24-port GbE switch with power over Ethernet (MS22P)
MS42, MS42P: 48-port GbE switch with power over Ethernet (MS42P)

Expanded MX Cloud Managed Security Appliance Family

Meraki also announced a major expansion of its MX series cloud managed security appliances, adding WAN optimization and five new hardware models.

MX Security Appliances are now available in six models that scale from branches to campus and data centre environments:

MX60: Security appliances for small branch deployments
MX80, MX90: 1U appliances for mid-sized branches
MX400, MX600: Campus and data centre-class appliances scaling to over ten thousands users, with 10 GbE connectivity and high availability features

WAN Optimization Added to MX Family:
Applies deduplication, compression, caching and protocol optimization
1 TB hard drive cache with RAID available
Optimizes Windows File Sharing, FTP, HTTP, and generic TCP traffic
3rd party benchmarks demonstrate up to 197x reduction in file transfer times

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