While the Meraki offering makes things a lot easier to manage the day to day items at a logical level. However at the physical layer when something goes wrong you need to be buttoned up. Even though no one will ever see this (usually) it does make a lot of difference for TTR numbers.
To be able to identify each run to provide faster resolution to network issues while creating a dynamically updated network and allocation status to various departments.
Four buildings that were interconnected via Meraki site-to-site hub( mesh), a mixture of 30 Meraki switches, a mixture of various Meraki MX firewalls and 50 MR access points.
By using Meraki's offerings we linked into LucidCharts so that anyone in the team or designated department could know a port status. This allowed for quick visual identification and made it easier for tier 1 support folks to understand the various states of the network. This also allowed us to tag certain ports which had to adhere to compliance requirements