Enabling the scalable network powered by Meraki and secured by Umbrella

Who is Platform?

Gaming venue Platform is London’s premium social video games and esports bar and restaurant, partnering with the largest esports companies in the world including ESL, Nintendo, and Sparco.
As a start-up business, Platform was seeking a scalable infrastructure solution to match its changing needs.

Setting the Scene

Platform had the following challenges with its existing collaboration solution:


  • Existing solution no longer fit for purpose due to an increase in demand on the network.
  • Lack of integration with key infrastructure technology.
  • Need for a reliable network that is suitable for high-performance gaming.
  • Required a scalable infrastructure to encourage business growth.
Powered by Meraki and secured by Umbrella.

Gaming venue Platform is London’s premium social video games and esports bar and restaurant.

As a start-up business, Platform worked with Cisilion to deploy a scalable infrastructure built with Cisco Meraki, Cisco Umbrella, and Purple WiFi.

Cisco Gold Partner

The Solution

As Platform’s strategic partner, Cisilion utilised our Cisco Gold Partner status to deploy a scalable and secure infrastructure.
As a start-up, Platform required a solution that will grow along with the organisation, this resulted in the deployment of:
Cisco Meraki Network & Wireless

Cloud-managed networking places agility at the network’s foundations, meaning Platform can scale for one-off events and across the business as it expands to new locations.

Cisco Umbrella

Cloud-delivered network security provides the first line of defence against cybersecurity threats.

Purple WiFi

Providing a seamless WiFi experience for customers whilst also collecting key demographics and analytics.

The Benefits

Catering to both amateur and professional gamers, Platform’s customers expect a reliable and high-performance user experience.
With the Meraki-powered network deployed, Platform has achieved this, and a range of impressive ROI and benefits:
A reliable, scaleable network growing with the business

Reliable network has met the needs of the business as strain on the network has increased.

Significant cost savings

Significant cost savings through consolidated solutions.

Cisco Meraki heat mapping to understand its customers needs

Cisco Meraki heat mapping provides insights to utilise space across the venue, helping Platform understand peak traffic times and create optimum spaces for our advertisers.

Analytics has strengthened relationships with partners

Analytics has strengthened relationships with gaming partners, providing the data to shape the gaming and esports industry.

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