According to Gartner the Meraki portfolio is growing much faster than traditional Cisco WLAN.

Gartner says it has observed over the last year that ‘Cisco is increasingly leading with the Meraki portfolio for new opportunities and upgrades to existing installations versus its on-premises solutions’.

The report says enterprises are looking for complete solutions that address wired and wireless connectivity and access layer services.

“Moving forward, flexible pricing and packaging will also be important ans small and midmarket enterprises expect the same functionality as larger enterprises, and vendors attempt to close the gap that historically seemed to exist in functionality and ease of use.

“Additional services that provide improvements in managed services, indoor location, analytics and application visibility are just the beginning for new application capabilities as vendors search for new areas of differentiation,” Gartner concludes.