I am looking at getting a new Wifi solution for our new building. I have looked at Meraki, Ruckus and Arruba, Sophos and even at a Cisco controller option.
I'm having a hard time deciding which solution is best for my environment. We have two separate buildings, but will all be one system. Hands down, the Meraki cloud has the best analystics and displays the data the best, my opinion, but it's not the cheapest. Going from a controller based to cloud based design makes me uneasy, as if the internet goes down, then my entire wifi is down as well.
By far I like the Meraki dashboard and the options available in their cloud.
We will need about 50 APs for both buildings. I'm working with a vendor that said after we move forward with the purchase, they will perform a heatmap analysis, so we know where to place them, so that's good.
Any suggestions what to look out for, or any recommendations?
Does anyone not like Meraki or any of the others I mentioned?