My Meraki Journey

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most in the last couple of years in my job has been rolling out and using Cisco Meraki networking equipment across the 29 offices Christian Aid has in the developing world.

The whole experience of learning about the devices and service, designing our implementation, rolling out, and then supporting and using Meraki daily has been fun, which hasn’t been something I’ve found myself saying about other projects I’ve worked on such as SharePoint or Cisco ASAs. Meraki just hasn’t been as challenging, but in a good way – I’ve managed to achieve so much without increasing blood pressure or tearing any hair out on the way. I have had to put my technical knowledge and skills to use for sure, but in a more graceful way that has just been more…pleasant.

In upcoming posts I want to share what I have done with Meraki, because I think that anyone who wants to achieve the same things with their network can do it most easily with Meraki and should consider it.

In posts over the next couple of weeks I’ll be covering the following things:

  • Global VPN
  • Standardised WiFi networks
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Sharing networks and internet connections with other organisations and the public

I hope you are interested on coming along with me for some of the journey.


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