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Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

Conversationalist

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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.

Getting noticed

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Hi PavlinH,

 

What does the Evangelism team do? I am accustomed to hearing that word related to religion, but that doesn't seem to apply here :-)

 

Thanks,

Getting noticed

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Hi,

 

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

Conversationalist

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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

Conversationalist

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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!!!
Getting noticed

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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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Hello Everyone,

 

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

 

CMNO #: 002273

 

Getting noticed

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Nice  Mearki emergency loaner kit !!!! Smiley SurprisedHeart

Getting noticed

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Hello Everyone,

 

I'm new to Cisco Meraki. But with not so much experience/knowledge I managed to install my new network (MX65W). 

Very pleased with it! So, m y questions in this community can be a little simple, so apologize...

But thankful for the help.

 

LD

 

 

Conversationalist

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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

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New here

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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).

Conversationalist

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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

Conversationalist

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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.

New here

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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 Smiley Happy

Nice to meet you all Smiley Happy

Conversationalist

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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 !

New here

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Hi, 

 

Excited to join in the fun. 

 

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

Conversationalist

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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.

Conversationalist

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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.

 

 

Conversationalist

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Hi All, 

 

I'm Simon, i work for a Systems Integrator and Managed Service provider... 

I've made some comments/suggestions via the portal and have never really heard anything back so maybe this is the ideal place to discuss where i see improvements can be made.

As a managed service provider the reporting function from Meraki is fantastic... although skewed and sometimes difficult to extrapolate.  What i'd really like to see is a report that provides downtime of AP's or a what AP's are of a concern either by too many clients attached or excessive throughput etc... (this is where someone tells me its possible)  

Meraki Employee

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Hello Itzhak,

 

Thank you for the question. 

 

The Technical Evangelist team is responsible for promoting Cisco Meraki through technical certification courses and other focused technical engagement programs. We help Cisco Meraki partner and customer engineers to build the technical expertise that they need to sell, deploy, and support Meraki networks. This technical enablement is a critical lever in growing sales, building channel loyalty, and improving the performance of our partners and customers.

 

Hope this answer helps. Let me know if I can clarify further.

 

Cheers,

Pavlin Hristov

Conversationalist

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Hi,

My name is Jeff Wright, I'm a Pre-sales Engineer working for Presidio in Grand Rapids, Michigan we are a Cisco Meraki partner and integrator. Currently have the full Meraki network stack deployed at home. I've helped Education, Healthcare, and Retail customers design and deploy successful Meraki solutions since the Cisco acquisition of Meraki.

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New here

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Hi Merki-ites!  

 

My name is Cara Forsman and I am an Account Executive at CADABLE.  We are a CISCO Meraki partner and I take pride in helping IT professionals and organizations help solve their network infrastructure and connectivity headaches.  Basically, I help people sleep at night.  I also enjoy sleeping at night, so I already have something in common with our customers.  

 

We are a locally owned business in Washington State and personally see to the successful migration to cloud in many forms.  We are an AWS partner, in addition to Autodesk, Bluebeam, Macrium and others.  You will always get a live person on the phone.  We are NOT a volume reseller, we are a Value Added Reseller and specialize in working with AEC and Manufacturing customers, though we can work with any number of different types of customers.  We love the Pacific Northwest!  Go Seahawks!  You can reach me at cara@cadable.com

New here

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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

Getting noticed

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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.

 

 

Conversationalist

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Hi, I'm from Alezia Technologies up in Quebec, Canada !

Mainly french speakin but versatile in writing :-)

We are a consulting /integrators firm mainly involved with Meraki for almost 3 years now to provide managed services to our clients.

Looking forward to share in this community.

Ben
A model citizen

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Hi all!

 

My name is Ben and I am a System Engineer for Cogetix in Belgium.
We work in the area of small to mid sized business, non-profit at the moment.

 

I have my CMNA since this year and been working with Cisco Meraki for several years now.

 

Quite exited about this community hoping to learn a bit more and share my experience with the community!

 

Cheers,

Ben

 

 

Here to help

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Hi, I'm "Fruju".

I work out of Brisbane, Australia (mostly), have worked with Meraki products for around 5 years now and have enjoyed watching the product range expand and grow.

I mostly deal with site surveys and then implementing the meraki rollout to airports, shopping centres and hotels, offices etc.

 

Flick me a message if you want to chat Smiley Very Happy

Getting noticed

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Hey y'all!!

 

My name is Doug and I am a partner with Big Fish Technology in Georgia. We work in the area of small to mid sized business and have a number of Meraki installations under management.  Very exited about this community and am hoping to learn a bit more and share my experience with the community!

 

When not working at Big Fish, I enjoy spending time with my family and good friends, working on DIY projects around the house, and spending time outdoors.

 

~Doug

Conversationalist

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Thanks, happy to join.

Have been working with Meraki products for 6 months now. We have just replaced our cisco classic network with Meraki - so now Firewalls, swithces and AP's is all Meraki. 

IT is very easy to manage also over long distances :-)

Conversationalist

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Hi Everyone,

I am IT professional for last 17 years and Cisco Certified for last 14 years but I am new Cisco-Meraki consumer who try to get familiar with Meraki as much is possible.

Sincerely,

Dragan Rajevic

Here to help

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My name is Bill and I'm an IT Manager in central PA. Almost my entire network of 4 sites is Meraki, and what isn't will be replaced by Meraki gear next year. While my title has "manager" in it, I'm a single point of failure...

Here to help

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Hi Guys!

 

Enrico here! Systems Engineer here from a Distributor in the Philippines.

This is the first time that I'll be handling Meraki. Mainly I'm handling Cisco's Security Solution.

Hobbies are swimming, eating, cooking and sleeping. Smiley Very Happy

Currently into planting Capsicum chinense. Still a Newbie when it comes to planting.

That's all!

 

Getting noticed

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Greetings, My name is Lucky i am a Pre-Sales engineer for all Cisco Products for a distribution company,

I am here to learn and share

Here to help

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I've been working with Meraki products shortly after they introduced the Indoor and Outdoor (OD2) pro products. While more expensive than other wireless deployments at the time, our hotel deployments were absolutely thrilled with the reliability of the products and the wifi. Even when an AP or gateway failed, the only way we even knew was because the dashboard told us so--the site never knew of the failure.

The Meraki products were one of a kind at one point, but now the competition has caught up to a certain extent. I still recommend the Indoor and Outdoor products to smaller networks that need more management than bandwidth.

Little known fact--the Outdoor OD2s can use a wired backhaul when they are the only devices on a LAN and their mesh will be based on the wired link vs the wireless one. Bandwidth via this wired backhaul was limited to 11Mbps, even with 100Mbps switches, but was better than a purely wireless mesh.
Head in the Cloud

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Brandon at Team One Solutions here.  We are a Cisco partner in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We specialize in SMB Networks, Voice and Cable.  Just here to learn and help.  I also follow Meraki on Reddit and Spiceworks.

Here to help

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I'm a little late to the party! I'm Nils, and I'm the lead network and voice engineer for BioScrip. We have about 70 pharmacies and infusion suites across the country and 95% of them are using the full Meraki stack now. In about a month we'll be at 100%!

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Getting noticed

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Hello Everyone, 

 

Ryan Zimmerle here from Forrest M. Bird Charter Schools, we are a small school located in Sandpoint, Idaho.  We are a full stack customer if you will and I look forward to being a part of this community.  Thank you Cisco Meraki.  

 

Ryan 

CBM
Here to help

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Good morning,

 

First I apologize for my english, I'm studying english currently, sorry if I write something wrong.

 

Currently I'm working in Equipo IVI, head quarter of IVI, it is an Assisted Reproduction group with more than 70 clinics in 13 countries.

 

I like networking and security, and worried about them : ) The last news about cracking WPA2 it's a shock for me : ( Also like travel, I have been in several countries in Europe, and EEUU and Japan. Japan culture is amazing for me.

Conversationalist

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Hi everyone. My name is Jose and I've been selling and installing Meraki equipment since before it was adquiere by Cisco. I'm sure this community will help to answer doubts and help other people with our experience.

Conversationalist

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Hey folks, my name is Doug and I'm new here and just got MX65 along with MR33.  Looking for pearls of wisdom as I get my network up and running.  

 

I'll start searching the boards to see how I set up my MX65  to handle the DHCP services from my second location.

CBM
Here to help

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Hi DougieChef, to implement a DHCP relay it is easy, in menu Security Appliance in DHCP in Client Addressing select "Relay DHCP to another server" option, and in the box below you write your DHCP server IP.

 

P.d.: apologize for my english, I'm spanish and I'm learnig english lenguage : )

Conversationalist

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Its a privilege to be part of this excellent, fast innovating appliance community, and as a part of 200 + network devices in my organization I'm sure I would serve and being active in this community for guiding people who has doubts about the products which we have handled so far..!!!!!!!!!!

technology excites me, that spark drives me through out the all the stages in my career... Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

 

Conversationalist

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Good afternoon one and all ..

My name is Andrew and ... oh, wrong meeting.

I'm a principal within nedwos and we help SME's with all of the "back office" type work in a complete managed way. eg all their IT, comms, software etc along with processing accounts, paperwork, monthly accounts and such.

All this is tied-up with best-of-breed technology that most SME's don't know about or cannot access because of licence counts/fees because they are too "expensive" for the bigger service providers to support. We are the middle-men, and provide exceptional first-line support for our clients, building upon the experience of all our clients.


This allows SME's access to the best enterprise security, data protection, voice/voip comms, workflow automation, marketing and systems.

We ARE your office, allowing you time to do your business.

nedwos.co.uk - where technology meets common sense
Here to help

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Hi there Community.  My name is Joel and I work for a managed network an security service provider SageNet based in Tulsa, OK with offices also in Reston, VA, Marietta, GA, Chicago, IL, and Philadelphia, PA.  I've been an avid Meraki fan, user and champion since 2011.  I'm in our sales engineering team so I work closely with our sales teams, customers, and our network engineering team to design solutions for customers and of course, I see most things through green colored glasses so to speak.  The majority of our customers are multi-site, distributed C-Store, restaurant and retail chains. And I was honored to have attended the March 2017 Meraki Masters session.  Cheers!

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Here to help

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Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Daniel Jean-Toussaint and I am a Network Administrator and IT Manager for a private school in the Greater New York City Area.  I am excited to be a part of this brilliant community and look forward to sharing my knowledge and learning from you all.

Meraki Employee

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Hello Meraki Community! 

I'm MerakiDave (no, not the guy in this video, but yes, my name really is Dave).

I'm a Pre-Sales Meraki Systems Engineer based in the US on the east coast.

Thrilled to see Meraki Community off to an excellent start the last couple months, and excited to be a part of it!

 

Kind of a big deal

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@MerakiDave Are you Dave S. who works with Matt S.? 

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