Meraki Replace Brocade VDX

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Meraki Replace Brocade VDX

We are a small team, no network engineers, but we get by. We have two Brocade VDX 6740T layer 3 switches running as our core, which our vmware environment runs over. We are looking to get rid of these Brocade switches and replace them with a product that we can actually administer and get support on. A few years ago we looked into replacing these devices with Meraki, but at the time we were told there was nothing in the product line suitable for our use. I know a lot of new products have been released since then. Has this changed? is there a Meraki product that will suit our needs? 

Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

I quite like the all 10Gbe switch MS425-16.


The MS355-24X2 is also interesting as it has both MGig ports (aka can take 10GBaseT) and some SFP+ ports.


Next down there is the MS250.  It has 4 x 10Gbe SFP+ ports, and the rest are normal Gigabit ports.  This is the lowest end model that can still take dual redundant power supplies.



Been running ms420s for years. No problems. L3 routing is a breeze. Port aggregation works fine with vSphere and our "roll your own" storage, though we can easily saturate 10G link.
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