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Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

Meraki Employee

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Hello! This is Josh Wellman with Meraki Support. I have been a part of Cisco Meraki for almost 3 years and am excited about this community!

Getting noticed

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@JoshWWelcome! Glad to see Meraki Support Staff here!

Here to help

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Greetings All,

 

Jeff here from Louisville, KY. I am currently the Senior IT Business Analyst for a tier-two automotive supplier. Running full Meraki solutions in 3 of my 4 plants.

 

Make IT a great day!

JLand, CMNO
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JLand, CMNO
Meraki Employee

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Hi All

 

My name is Fady and I am Systems Engineer with Cisco Meraki based out of Meraki Sydney office and my role is to cover the whole APJC region. 

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Dale here in northern California. Network engineer by trade for the last 26 years. Supporting a non-profit in my spare time; and today was my first experience with Cisco Meraki. I'm already on the forum, and looking forward to learning for the power users! Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge; passion and experience with Meraki products.

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Hello All,

 

Mykhaylo here. I work as a Support Services Engineer in London. For the last 3 weeks, l was discovering Meraki products and realised that the Community Forum was missing. I think it is very important for all vendors to have and l am glad it has finally arrived. 

Very good way to learn new things, meet other IT Professionals as well as sharing thoughts, knowledge and ideas.

 

Reg,

Myky

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Hello, everybody! I am Medina. I live in Brazil, and currently, i been working with more than 300 Meraki MX64 clients. In this community, I want to become a contributor for all, bringing problems, experiences, and CASES, which I have facing day by day with my managed networks. I want to contribute with everyone, in their processes of troubleshooting and learning. For I believe that if we all add our expertise, we can learn from "Real Life", and not just from labs. Good work and good learning and growth for everyone! Greetings Jakson Medina
Meraki Employee

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Welcome to the community! It is good to see the Cisco Meraki products get more and more popular in Brazil! I'm also Brazilian and, just like you, I am happy to help and contribute here!

Building a reputation

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@Jak_Medina wrote:
Hello, everybody! I am Medina. I live in Brazil, and currently, i been working with more than 300 Meraki MX64 clients. In this community, I want to become a contributor for all, bringing problems, experiences, and CASES, which I have facing day by day with my managed networks. I want to contribute with everyone, in their processes of troubleshooting and learning. For I believe that if we all add our expertise, we can learn from "Real Life", and not just from labs. Good work and good learning and growth for everyone! Greetings Jakson Medina

That's a lot of MX64s. ISP/end users?

BHC Resorts IT Department
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Hello BHC_RESORTS, incredible as it may seem, we actually have this amount of equipment that feeds more than 300 sites, to end users.

Head in the Cloud

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Hello Everyone,

 

I'm Eliot. I'm currently living in New Zealand and working a gig within "The Instillery" as a Cloud Solutions Engineer.  We help customers on their Cloud Digital Transformation journeys by offering a wide range of solutions - Public cloud migration and feasibility strategies, migrations and Cloud centre of excellence. We also offer a wide range of solutions such as Cloud connectivity, SD-WAN and Networking as a service managed offerings and lead with Meraki as a vendor for some of these solutions.

 

Prior to this I was working as a Support Engineer for Meraki out of the UK office. I'm very much looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience and looking forward to collaborating with some of the other industry experts!

 

Cheers,

 

Eliot

Eliot F | Simplifying IT with Cloud Solutions
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John Heffernan, PhD - Tech Teacher and IT for a small elementary school in Western Massachusetts.

Kind of a big deal

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I work for a Cisco Partner called IFM located in New Zealand.  We mostly work with small to medium sized business.  We have come from a history of using the traditional Cisco Enterprise portfolio but are now moving most of SMB clients towards the Meraki family.  We love the Cisco Meraki family of products.

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swagplease

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I just realised I never introduced myself so here goes.

 

I'm Blake and I am the IT manager at a large school as well as I am a consultant for my own IT business as well as a media producer and video game consultant. I wear many hats and always have plenty to do.

 

I've been using Meraki for almost two years now and love the product. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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Hi everybody I'm Tyler West.  I'm probably a bit of an oddity in this group but I like it that way.  I have been in the industry for a while and have specifically been a network engineer at one level or another for over 20 years.  I grew up as a beef cattle farmer in a small town in KY and by some miracle got exposed to computers at an early age.  My first experience was on a Tandy Model III which pretty well gives some of you an idea of how old I am.  Besides the network engineering I'm quite an experienced Linux/BSD hack, love my Mac, and have no small amount of disdain for Windows.  Of course I have achieved my CMNA but I am also a CCNP, CCDP, and CCNA Wireless as well as Aruba ACMP (Keep the boos and hisses to a minimum please.  It was forced upon me).  I did pass my CCIE written not long ago and sat for my lab in RTP but that didn't go so well.  As we would say in the south that lab is made for a bunch of 20 and 30-something young whippersnappers.  My brain is wise and experienced but just not that fast anymore.

Aside from all that I have a wonderful wife and a son who is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do as well as two extremely spoiled dogs.  I am a huge music fanatic and work when I can as an amateur sound engineer.

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I am Mike Butler. I grew up with networks starting with rs-232 and Ethernet in the Industrial Automation business.

 

I have no certifications although a doctor has told me I am certifiable. No official paper on that one but he is a professional, so that should count for something.

 

I am at a less than 1000 employee Industrial contractor business so am learning Meraki and Cloud stuff. Different day, different hardware... and software... and interface...

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Would you be the Mike Butler who does a lot of work with schools? Like the School District of University City a million years ago?

 

Alan Portman

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Hello all,

I am the Senior Network Engineer for M/I Homes INC. We are a home builder with about 15 Divisions and around 1500 employees.

 

Run a bunch of Meraki Z1's MX80's and ton of AP's

 

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Hi, I'm the subject matter expert for wireless in Fujitsu services in the UK. I work across multiple wireless vendors particularly with Meraki

where I've been responsible for creating the dashboard for all our customers. I am working with a number of large number retail customers using pretty much all of the Meraki product range from large MX600s to the little Z1s. I'm particularly involved with Wireless design and implementation with occasional 4th line support role. I'm involved with the world wireless community and attend conferences all over the world to encourage, make friends and of course promote technical expertise in wireless design and implementation.  

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Hi everyone!  My name is Chuck Losh and I work at as a IT Infrastructure Engineer in Plano, TX.  I am a CMNO and a Cisco Meraki Fanatic!  Been using meraki products prior to the Cisco merger.  They have made my job much much easier.

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Good day,

 

John Pawelchak, Managing Partner at Cohort Networks Inc. We are a Managed Services Provider (MSP) specializing in macOS and iOS deployments in the greater Toronto market. We have been Meraki partners since 2011 selling mainly to Cohort's MSP clients but recently launched an on-line Meraki store at https://cohort.ca servicing the Canadian market place and will be launching similar stores servicing the United States (US) and the European Union (EU). US store to launch in the coming weeks and EU store in the coming months. We work closely with small/medium business and the enterprise meeting their Cisco Meraki hardware, licensing and deployment consulting needs.

 

Looking forward to getting to know more about you, your experience, expertise and challenges with the various Cisco Meraki family of products and services.

Cohort Networks Inc.
Your Business. Connected.
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Greetings and Salutations,

 

My name is Eric and I am the Sr. Network Engineer for Marcone Appliance Parts located in St. Louis, MO. 

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Hi - I'm Michael - a long time passionate fan of Meraki. Sales guy with a tech background!

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I am Roan van Nieuwenhuizen working for BCX in South Africa. I am a Cisco Pre-Sales Specialist for the Cisco Line of Business in the Eastern Cape. I develop Enterprise Cisco solutions for all the Cisco technologies. I recently got involved in Cisco Meraki and i am very excited about this technology. It is definitely the way the world is going. 

 

We deployed our 1st Switching and Wireless solution at one of our customers. They are so happy with it.... i can see that they not going to need us that often anymore.... we now going to need to be more innovative in finding ways for other revenue streams.

 

I am looking out for Cisco Meraki Opportunities and i am very excited to talk to customers about the technology.

 

I like the out doors, especially 4 x 4 camping with my family away from the city - when we get the chance.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi All,

 

I am Matt Collins, based in the UK working for Dimension Data. I have been the the Datacomms/Networking arena for 29 Years (Funny enough as of today (4th Sept 2017)   I have an expanse of knowledge gain over the years and happy to advise where I can.  I have been working with Meraki for about 5 years now and been a Meraki Master for just under a year.  

Looking forward to chatting with you all about the wonderful world that is Meraki

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Hello All! Jon here. I am Solution Design Engineer for CBTS, a Cisco Gold Partner and large MSP for Cisco Meraki with our Network as a Service product.

 

My wife and I welcomed our first child 7 weeks ago, a healthy boy name Colin. 

 

Our company is currently expanding across the United States via Partner Channel and M&A so between growing demand for LAN/WAN/VoIP design and a baby at home, I don't sleep much right now!

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Hi all,

 

  Joe from the Chattanooga TN area.  I have a breath of experience in different platforms.  Use Meraki products with many of our customers here and want to be able to discuss use cases for Meraki gear.  When it is a great fit and when ...well, it is not a good fit.  We use Cisco products SMB to enterprise, Sonicwall, HP switching in SMB areas.  Dell/HP/Cisco compute side - IBM/HP/EMC/Nimble for storage. From our wireless side we use Meraki and Ruckus as well as some Cisco - run into Ubiquiti at allot of customers.  For telco its Mitel / Cisco.  We looked a the MC but ... MTF on that if asked.  We are a reseller but presales - post sales and installing this gear really separates the "Marketing Claims" from the "No kidding - this is what it does and does not do" 

Finally, have a customer that is using MXs MRs  and MSs throughout the network.  Pretty large and am learning some of the great things Meraki brings to the table first hand and also some of the shortcomings.

 

Here to help and learn - will not blow smoke.  Seen that too much.

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I'm Walter, a network consultant with almost 40 years of experience tucked under my belt.

 

I'm Meraki self taught on the MX-65, MX-450, MS-120/225, MR-32/33/34.

 

FWIW

Meraki Alumni (Retired)

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@wbenton wrote:

I'm Walter, a network consultant with almost 40 years of experience tucked under my belt.

I'm Meraki self taught on the MX-65, MX-450, MS-120/225, MR-32/33/34.

 


Hi @wbenton and welcome to the Meraki Community! Looks like you've already been active around here - hooray! Have a wonderful weekend.

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Hello!

 

My name is Rod and I am a Sr. Systems Engineer for a financial services company based in Chicago, IL. I got my CMNO certification early this year and I’m glad to be part of this community. Since 2016, we have Merakified 70 sites using MX64, MS220, and MR32s & 33s. We are currently in the process of Merakifying another 20 sites by end of 3Q. So far it’s been great! I’m excited to learn more from this community!

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Hi,

 

I'm Itzhak and I manage the network for the Core Group, South Africa

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Gardner Smith.  I am a network engineer at AT&T.  Took my CMNA cert in July.  Very cool product and am looking forward to diving into more of the world of Meraki.

 

20160926_140005.jpgGardner Smith

 

Thanks

Gardner Smith

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Hi, My name is Chris, I work for Custom Computer Specialists out of Long Island New York and our New England office in Lincoln Rhode Island. We cover most of the upper East Coast when it comes to Cisco and Meraki. Love the product and I can't wait to see what happens next. Cheers!!!
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Hello Everyone !! My name is Jack Siah and I work for Gates Hudson. We offer real estate services exclusive to the Greater Washington Area headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.  We managed over 100+ Residential & Commercial Property.  We utilized the full stacked of Meraki devices on many of our managed property and will be adding alot more as fast as we can.

 

Here is a picture of our Mearki emerngency loaner kit we created Smiley Very Happy

 

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Nice  Mearki emergency loaner kit !!!! Smiley SurprisedHeart

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@Jack

Thanks for sharing - that is an awesome kit.  I'm guessing these units are under a single license pool so there isn't an on-boarding process to register new licenses; you can go right to testing, service restoration,etc. Curious if you have any best practices to share to assure the loan process - such as storage of the kit to make sure everything is operational ready,  asset tracking.

 

I work for Telaid, a services company that supports customers operating their own Meraki networks. We provide field services so this is interesting to me.

 

Thanks - J

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Hi Jasjones415,

 

You are right. I create this emergency kit on its own organization and its mostly configured ready to go. Most of our smaller managed site offices does not have or cannot afford redundancy equipment. If 1 equipment fail we can quickly deploy a loaner to keep the site up and running ASAP so that we have some time dealing with RMA / replacement.  Few weeks ago a contractor accidentally cut a copper phone line while digging the road on one of our property and it will takes few days for the copper line to be repair by the phone company. We immediately deploy our MC phones and forward all call  from the site phone number to the MC number  and they are up and running within hours. The site are so happy with the fancy touch screen  Meraki MC phones they end up converting their old legacy phone system to Meraki MC.

 

 

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Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Danny Huberdeau and I am an Senior Account Executive at Bell.

 

CMNO #: 002273

 

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I'm David Thomason and I own a company that resells Cisco Meraki and Firepower. I was a very early employee at Sourcefire and I've owned Thomason Technologies for 10 years providing products and services all over the US.

Meraki Employee

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Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Rodrigo and I am one of the San Francisco based Support Managers! 

 

I'm thrilled to see how many awesome people have already become active members of this community! = )

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I'm Max Elg from "Solutions", Inc. (Partner in Spencer, IA).

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Hello all-

 

My name is Alex and I work at Manhattan Tech Support in New York City. I am one of 2 Senior network engineers at our organization where we install Meraki on a regular basis.

 

We are currently managing approximately 65 Meraki organizations varying from a single network of 10-20 users to organizations with 10+ networks and a few thousand regular users while repaidly growing in deployments.  We are always looking for new clients to take on and strongly recommend Meraki as part of our full managed services solution so feel free to reach out.

 

-Alex

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Hi everyone,
I'm Gregg from Upstate New York. I own a small MSP and have been working with and selling Meraki products for three years. Good to see everyone joining the community.

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Hi All,

 

Im Emili K , product manager for Cisco Meraki in Israel.

Love the product & Technology !

Hope i can use this community as well 🙂

Nice to meet you all 🙂

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Hi there, my name is Sue and I work at RTM Communications Inc, we are a long time Cisco and now Meraki VAR - Recently put in a Meraki wireless network for a customer and my engineer said it was there first time he'd seen someone so excited about new equipment - pretty cool !

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Hi, 

 

Excited to join in the fun. 

 

We are building a Next Gen MSP on Meraki Tech. Will be sharing 

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Hello! My name is Thomas and I represent GlobalMac IT. We do Managed IT Services for Apple based law firms across the country. We only deploy the MX series Routers and I have been in love with them since the day I started working with them. Meraki is actually what got me interested in networking and I look forward to the wealth of knowledge in this community and interacting with like minded individuals.

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Hi all,

 

Andrew from Ricoh IT Services in Melbourne Australia. I have been selling Meraki for several years and love the products and so do my customers.  I'm joining the community to learn about more experiences with SD WAN using the MX devices and losing the routing needed in traditional networks.