SOURCE: Meraki


January 13, 2011 08:30 ET

Meraki Introduces Networking as a Service Pricing Program for Cloud-Managed Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Meraki, the cloud networking company, today announced Networking as a Service, a new pay-as-you-go pricing model for cloud-managed network infrastructure products. Networking as a Service eliminates upfront hardware costs, increases flexibility, and reduces risk in network deployments.

Networking as a Service brings the cost savings and flexibility of the cloud to enterprise networking in the same way that Amazon Web Services benefits the datacenter, or improves CRM:

  • Efficiency: no upfront hardware costs, improved cash flow
  • Flexibility: grow, shrink, or upgrade at any time
  • Security: pay only for what you use, with no commitment
  • Simplicity: maintenance, support, and upgrades included

"Meraki's Networking as a Service program provides a cost-effective and convenient way for organizations to obtain a Meraki system on a 'pay as you go' model," said Hans Robertson, VP of Product Management and Co-Founder at Meraki. "Networking as a Service eliminates upfront capital expense, gives you the option to upgrade your hardware for no cost at any time, and removes the financial risk of owning too much infrastructure."

Networking as a Service is available for all Meraki enterprise wired and wireless products, with wireless LANs starting at $25 per access point per month and branch routers from $35 per router per month. The subscription fee includes all hardware, software licenses, support, maintenance, and upgrades. Customers can trade in their hardware for an upgrade at any time, at no cost.

"Compared to traditional capex models, Networking as a Service puts the customer in the driver's seat -- they pay us as we deliver value," said Kiren Sekar, Director of Marketing at Meraki. "It's a more modern way to pay for IT and it's only possible because of the cloud."

About Meraki
Meraki is the leader in cloud networking with over 17,000 networks deployed worldwide. Meraki's cloud networking solutions combine rich enterprise features with intuitive web-based management that eliminates specialized training and certifications. Meraki is located in San Francisco, California and is funded in part by Sequoia Capital and Google. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kiren Sekar
    Director of Marketing
    Meraki, Inc
    Email Contact
    (415) 632-5800

    Julie Tangen
    Kulesa Faul for Meraki, Inc
    Email Contact
    (831) 425-1083