While there’s still some time left in December, here’s my entry for understatement of the year: 2012 was a big one for Meraki. The introduction of the MS family started us off with a bang, and joining the Cisco family will catapult us into 2013 and beyond. Before we wind down for the holidays and wind back up for the new year, let’s take a look back at some of the milestones for Meraki in 2012.
We kicked off the year by launching the industry’s first cloud managed switches and announcing a considerable expansion to the MX line of security appliances.
January wrapped up with Wireless Field Day 2. Who could forget that moustache?
In March, we made Systems Manager a free product, providing simple and powerful mobile device management at a price any organization can afford.
At the start of summer, we unveiled a new, sleeker look for the dashboard
In the spirit of summer vacation, we made the trip down to sunny San Diego to participate in ISTE 2012. One of our biggest events of the year and, as always, a lot of fun.
Next we launched the CMNA training program, giving partners hands-on training in locations across the country and the globe.
Later in the summer, CRN magazine named Meraki one of the Coolest Emerging Vendors of 2012.
As fall came around, we geared up for Wireless Field Day 3, hosting the who’s who of WiFi in our San Francisco office.
Just a few months after making Systems Manager free, we announced a major update including Android compatibility.
We kept the ball rolling with the introduction of two brand new wired/wireless products: the MX60W and the Z1
Next we hopped across the Atlantic for IP EXPO 2012 in London. Another huge event, and another smashing success!
Our Halloween was definitely more treat than trick. We started the Startup Kit program to provide free networking gear to up-and-coming startups.
Meraki’s second best Halloween treat would have to be the zombie flashmob at our company party!
Finally, Meraki joining the Cisco family was certainly the biggest news of the year—we couldn’t let 2012 just fade quietly into 2013 now could we?