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Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

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Hey, I'm Zach Bowman Sr SysAdmin for Lifestyle Communities. We've really liked the reliability and scalability of our Meraki equipment.

 

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I cover everything under the umbrella of IT for three sister companies with 10 sites in the field of aggregate mining and asphalt paving. Installing Meraki full stack has reduced my time spent on network configuration and troubleshooting. Love it!

 

Also, #swagplease

TLC
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Paul from Transcare here.  I deployed Meraki into our infrastructure about a year and a half ago and am so glad I did.

 

I love jumping through hoops for swag!  Smiley Happy  Looking forward to this being a valuable resource for supporting my Meraki environment. 

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Hi, my name is JC and I work as an IT Manager for a company that focuses on Clinical Research. I have implemented the Meraki stack in 2 separate companies and I love it! I have setup MXs, MSs, MRs, phones and the security cameras. The last two just for fun and to understand how they could be added to my IT roadmap later.

 

I am glad there is a proper community focused on Meraki now and we all can share experiences and challenges we have encountered while using this great technology.

Getting noticed

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I introduced myself way back on page 1.  Smiley Tongue

 

I'm glad to see so many new people joining the forum.   Welcome, all. 


#swagplease

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Hey all!

I am a system support specialist with 20yrs in various areas of IT, and also run my own consulting services. I work for a petroleum company in Newfoundland Canada, which has only recently rolled out Meraki solutions to our satellite offices and retail outlets with more expansion to come.

 

Really hoping to make use of this community over the coming months, and hopefully able to contribute as well.

 

swagplease

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Hi there!

 

My name is Emily and I'm the Account Manager for a small MSP in the DFW area. We are growing rapidly, thanks to the secure technologies Cisco allows us to support for our clientele. Huge fans!

#swagplease Smiley Happy

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My name is Brian, I am fairly new to Meraki so I am excited to learn.

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Bill, IT Director at the Piercey Automotive Group. We standardize on Meraki for our WIFI. Meraki makes a solid product starting to look at there switching deployed there switching at one location liking it so far like the quick intuitive interface.

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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for creating the Meraki Community to share experiences and to learn more about Cisco Meraki

 

Karen

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Hello - I am Michael - a Meraki customer.  We have deployed switches, MX (for SD-WAN), WAPs and a few cameras.  We have a dozen locations covering the US and Canada.  We plan to deploy Z1 for home office users this winter.

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Hey all. Matt with kicktech based out of Utah and Arizona. We are a longtime meraki customer and use SM,MX, and MR products.
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Greetings from Alaska, this is Rich.  Been using Meraki appliances both in my day job and side jobs for a while now at a fairly novice level.  Hobbies include Photography, investing, woodworking and the latest is working with LED lighting for a broad range of functions to adding more light to the snow blower to mood lighting around the TV.  Lots of fun.   

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Hi, my name is Mitch. I am the Senior Network admin at a housing authority in NH. We use MX100 and Meraki wifi gear and are getting ready to replace our switching equipment with Meraki. I look forward to having a place to discuss Meraki based networking.

 

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Hi, I am Joey Webb, Assistant Director of Technology and Communications for Haywood County Government. I am always looking for communities like this one for information. 

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swagplease
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Hello Everybody!!!!

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I hope to gain knowledge from you smart ladies and gents!!  #Ready

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Howdy from Texas! I wish I could say I didn't really talk like that.

I'm Scott. Network Architect and IT Purchasing for Helen Farabee Centers in North Texas.

19 County Behavioral Health Authority. We also do some networking for adjacent BH Authority and an EHR partnership.

We are mainly Cisco Wireless, but we do have some Meraki.

 

How do I tag for the "swagplease" ?

JT1
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Jeff from Maryland here! I'm an IT Manager for a small municipal government. I've been a long time user/supporter/promoter of Meraki products from way back in the day even before the Cisco acquisition. Fell in love with it from day 1 and never looked back.

 

Started with the free webinar AP and now own a full stack of Cisco Meraki products across 6 locations. The only think we don't have are the MV cameras. I'm hoping to deploy a few of those early in 2018. 

 

By all means send some free swag my way Smiley Happy

 

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Community Manager

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Hi @ScottR -

 


@ScottR wrote:

 

How do I tag for the "swagplease" ?


Welcome! See this topic to learn how to tag.

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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I'm Jacob Scherb, the IT Director at FitzMark -- a 3rd party logistics company in Indianapolis. 

AlZ
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Hello everyone, I'm Al.

 

Network Engineer at Text 100 here in San Francisco.  We have 25 offices globally and have been switching from Cisco gear to Cisco Meraki.  Great to meet everyone.

#swagplease

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Richard Stinson

Techmer PM - TN

Network Admin

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Hello!

My name is Alex.   just purchased Meraki APs and found out about this Community.

Hope to learn a lot from all you Meraki experts.

Thanks,

Alex

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My name is Rich Newton and I manage the network team at Tory Burch LLC.

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IT Manager, Sys Admin, 1 stop shop. Love Meraki and use at remote sites and corporate location. We use MX, MR, and MS appliance. Would love to know why MX60 device has a hard time reconnecting a U340 AT&T beam device if the MX is rebooted. It is stuck trying to Connect and never says ready unless the USB is unplugged and then plugged back in. Other than that no issues with Meraki devices.

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System Admin, CCNA and really liking Meraki lately.

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Hi!

I am an IT Director for a locally owned and operated office supply/office furniture/retail business! Think Dunder Miflin but way cooler! Just jumped onto the Meraki bandwagon recently and am going whole hog. My previous role I was the IT manager for a publicly traded company with many offices throughout North America. We used Cisco exclusively for servers, phones and all networking gear. I went through two full equipment change overs there and it was pretty cool stuff. At my new job we are removing Cisco gear and replacing with all Meraki. Oh how things have changed!

 

I am loving the web dashboard and the wireless is rock solid. Happy to be a part of the community!

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Hello everyone!  My name is Mike, and I'm the Director of Business Affairs for a small private school in Harrisonburg, VA.  Areas of my responsibility include the Business Office, Technology Administration, Facilities Management and Crisis Management.  My career prior to this job was in IT, so that's still my primary passion and expertise... but in a small non-profit, we all wear many hats!

 

We migrated to Meraki beginning with the free Systems Manager, then quickly expanding to standardize our wireless on Meraki, and just in the last year we migrated our switches and firewall to Meraki.  We're finally under one unified platform for our network infrastructure!  We currently have 11 switches, 30 access points, and a MX100 security appliance.

 

I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the collective wisdom of other network admins through this forum.

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Senior Network Administrator who deployed and manage a full stack of Meraki gear across 2 data centers and 70+ regional offices throughout the southeastern US.

 

I am happy to share my experience with the dashboard and MX, MS, MR, or MV configurations and management.

 

CMNO #1192

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New to joining the community, but I've been a lurker for quite a while. I love Meraki products so much that I actually brag about them to IT friends in other businesses to try to convert them over.

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Hi all, I'm Andy, Systems and Support Manager for Egan a construction company in Minnesota. We love our Meraki gear.

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Hi Everyone.  I am Maureen Lobmeyer, IT Consultant.  I have been using Meraki for about 5 years and love the products.  It enables me to work remotely and have the extra eyes and ears I need on the network.  Happy Holidays!

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Hello Everyone!

 

My name is Thomas and I'm fairly new to deploying Meraki hardware. My job is to build IT departments from scratch for small companies that are growing rapidly - that entails anything from line of business applications (eCom, POS, OMS, etc)  to scalable IT infrastructure.

 

Meraki has made the infrastructure deployments a fun project for me. We are opening offices and stores around the globe and managing that operations with a small team is at times challenging. So I am happy to join a community of peers that I can surely learn a lot from.

 

Happy Holidays!


-T

 

 

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Hello, 

 

I am new to this community.

The breadth of knowledge is encouraging!

 

Thank you,

Michael

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Troy here.

Network Engineer for FerrellGas, Propane retailer across US

deploy alot of MX firewall appliances at small branch offices, starting to deploy other stack elements elsewhere as well.

Thanks for the invite!

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Hi All!

 

I am Pierre and I work as an I.T. Administrator for a manufacturing company.  We have nine sites and use all kind of Meraki equipment: firewalls, access points and switches.

 

Since we moved to Meraki, managing task is as different as day and night. Thumbs up Meraki!

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Hello! Nic here from Pennsylvania. I work in the internal IT department at an ag/heavy equipment dealer and service provider.

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Hi Everyone. My name is Sam and I work in the IT team at New Zealand Rugby supporting both the professional side and the grassroots and game development side of our great sport.

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I am a compliance officer based out of Florida. Regulatory compliance os my day gig, working for several electronic music festivals and a on-air talent for a NPR affiliate is my night gig. #SwagPlease

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Hello!

 

My name is Phil Carroll, we are a customer and fan of Meraki networking gear. I am in the processing of converting all our offices over to the meraki cloud. I look forward to participating in this community.

 

Oh Yeah...

 

“swagplease”*

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Hi,

I'm Greg, and I work for Families, Inc out of Arkansas.  I'm the I.T. Coordinator for the company.

 

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I am a network engineer, I have used Meraki for the last 5 years. 

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I am Adam Kaczala and work for Critical Mix as a Support Engineer. We love the visibility Meraki gear gives us!

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Hello I'm Theo.  Long time Meraki user and fan.  I work in local gov and with all the features we gain from Meraki dashboard we can manage the network like the big boys.  Thx.

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Hello Everyone,

 

Kuga Electrical focuses on providing Energy Efficient Solutions to residential and business customers through the provision of LED lighting, Solar panels and storage.  We also provide a host of other electrical services across most of Australia.

 

Our sales teams use a variety of mobile devices, primarily iOS.  We use Meraki Systems Manager to remotely look after the 100+ devices we use. 

 

The main focus of my role is to find innovative technological solutions for Kuga that enhance our ability to grow and service our customers.

 

When I am not at work I am relaxing at home with my cat, guinea pigs and, occasionally, my daughter.

 

#swagplease

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Hello everyone in Meraki land.

Name: Ryan VanBeek

Position: CIO for CDP Holdings Group / Neighborhood Radiology Services / Long Island Radiology Associates

We have been a Meraki customer for approx. 2 years and have deployed many MX, MS, MR appliances to our entire environment including 7 locations and a data center co-lo.  we are looking forward to expanding into Azure with our new vMX appliance.  We have an overall positive experience with the Meraki products but sometimes wish they were a bit more robust. We have supplemented the network with Cicso CSR 1000v for 3rd party and client VPNs and have also found some workarounds with technical support for things like FLOW CONTROL and DataCenterBridging on our aggregate switches and stacked core switches.

 

In my spare time I enjoy expanding my home automation, playing with my 3 young daughters, and enjoying a nice dinner with my wife.  Time for golf would be nice as well but that ship has sailed!

 

Pleasure to make everyones acquaintance and look forward to a rewarding knowledge sharing experience.

 

Best regards,
Ryan (DUTCHITGUY)

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Charlie Chen, Member of Master of Business and Technology, UTS

 

An enthusiastic and dedicate IT leader with over 20+ years’ experience in successfully manage ICT strategy, operations, projects and programs. Possess excellent directing, coordinating ICT activities and stakeholder management skills. I have practical experience in developing and implementing IT infrastructure/system, improve business competitiveness and empowering operation efficiency. I am a confident, inspirational leader with the ability to develop strategic initiatives, build high performing teams and execute solid plans to deliver innovated business solutions to the organization. I also possess strong business acumen and has the ability to build long term business partnership with internal and external stakeholders. I have track record of aligning IT applications to the business objective.

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Hi, my name is Frank T and I am a Merakiholic.

I was lucky to test one MR18 some years ago and never looked back.

My experience with Meraki is, it simply works. All of it.

It might be that some settings are not "normal" and Cisco addicts will mostly scream and have difficulties to change over.

But for me, Meraki is the network life saver.

The only really bad thing about MX devices is the VPN set up on Windows. I guess there is much to improve.

Hope you keep going and invent more devices to put on your cloud.

Well done.

Thanks

 

Frank T

 

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Hi Everyone,

 

I am the network engineer responsible for all data/voice/security architecture at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland Washington!