Hello, I think it would be a huge bump for Cisco Meraki products if a virtual appliances was available for private Cloud providers. Every other firewall/security appliance brands provide a virtual appliance that can be deployed on private infrastructure/cloud which force us to use either Fortinet/Sonicwall or even Cisco. At the moment if you want to interconnect Meraki customer's with your own Datacenter you have to buy a MX hardware cluster for the Datacenter side which is not conveniant. Or you have to use another brand but you loose the Meraki plus-value like the auto-vpn. Any one have any clues about it ? Best regards
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I think the main reason is the "Software Protection" aspect, but if Cisco and other providers are able to do it, it should be possible for meraki to release their appliance for it. vMX for private Cloud would be a huge benefits for Cloud providers. Meraki MX would make much more sense to deploy at branches, for customers in 100% Cloud mode. For now, if you're a private cloud provider, you can only link on-premise Meraki MX to other Cisco/Sonicwall/Fortigate virtual appliances, loosing auto-vpn/SDWAN, plus-value. You could use a physical MX cluster at the datacenter, but this use rack space, and you cannot use the potential of your high availability virtual infrastructure (especially for multi-tenant private cloud). This is a really missing part for me, to be able to get the maximum value of the product and push it everywhere.
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