I'm conflicted about this. On one hand it should guarantee the future of the product line, but on the other hand, Cisco aren't renowned for giving stuff away for free, so the future of Meraki Systems Manager is a concern.
I wouldnt be to sure, I thought Cisco where dropping Linksys.Quote:
On one hand it should guarantee the future of the product line
Is that a 10x price hike I hear tramping just over the hill?
we've just been discussing this in the office. we think its a good thing as personally Cisco's current wireless stuff isn't great!
EDIT: Meraki's View http://www.meraki.com/company/cisco-acquisition-faq
This went through yesterday - Meraki is now officially Cisco and I'm growing to love it more and more!!
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Meraki - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site
Lets hope they don't run the Merakai brand and products into the ground like they did Linksys.
Yes but Cisco also purchased Flip and ruined it. I'm seriously now not purchasing any more Meraki gear because of this, nor am I going to continue using the remote management they offer for free. (as I've just started and don't want to have to make an emergency move when Cisco decide they're done.
bye bye Meraki.
Meraki will be called "Cisco's Cloud Networking Group" under the current form. The guys who started the company are still involved so will hopefully steer it in a way that doesn't ruin the products.
I thought the idea behind purchasing Linksys was to appeal to the end consumer and not just businesses buying into the Cisco brand. To be fair Cisco now have some great Small Business products, but I have to agree, their wireless solutions are not the best out there.
I'd say most consumer gear is generally some form of wireless solution. The majority these days are generally Netgear or a re-branded Netgear solution.
I just hope it stays the same!!
Also the kit looks super Cool :)