Cisco SD-WAN Questions

Said MEDANI - PeerSpot reviewer
Said MEDANI
Student at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 16 2022
Hi community, I'm looking for a study (or a report) that can help me choose the best possible SD-WAN solution (features, cloud access, security, deployment, service chaining, etc.). I work at a university with 5K+ employees. I searched but each time I find contradictory information. It will hel...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny BelenkyHi @Malith Chandrasekara, @TEDDY LLANO, @reviewer1657632, @Dániel Halmai, @Paul… more »
imadam - PeerSpot reviewer
imadam@Diyaspino,​ all three are overpriced.  Depending on what are you looking for,… more »
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Omkar Tomar - PeerSpot reviewer
Omkar Tomar
Assistant Vice President - IT at Au small finance bank
I currently work as the IT assistant vice president for a large bank with 15 years of extensive hands-on experience in network engineering, managed services, change management, and problem management. I am currently researching Cisco SD-WAN and Citrix SD-WAN. What are the biggest differences bet...
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Chetan Woodun - PeerSpot reviewer
Chetan Woodun Cisco is a traditional networking play and has successfully transformed from… more »
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Ken Kao - PeerSpot reviewer
Ken Kao
Product Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

I have experience as a product manager with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry.

I am researching Cisco SD-WAN and VeloCloud. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

VivekAchar - PeerSpot reviewer
VivekAcharCisco SD-WAN has a true software defined architecture separating out the… more »
Ahsan Qamar - PeerSpot reviewer
Ahsan QamarVeloCloud offers a hybrid deployment model i.e. you can have MPLS and SD WAN… more »
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 10 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 10 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Cisco SD-WAN?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 10 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco SD-WAN.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 10 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 10 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco SD-WAN, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is VeloCloud vs Viptela.

In your opinion, which is better and why?

Thanks!

--Rhea

it_user715773 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user715773VeloCloud or Viptela: these two are considered to be the top two contenders in… more »
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Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is VeloCloud vs Viptela.

Which of these two solutions would you recommend to your boss and why?

Thanks for your help!

--Rhea

it_user822924 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user822924Verizon is partnered with a few vendors that support SD-WAN functions, some of… more »
6 Answers
Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions Questions
Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Janet Staver
Tech Blogger
Jul 04 2022

Do you recommend it?

fdiazm - PeerSpot reviewer
fdiazm
Product Manager at Entel Chile
Jun 22 2022
Hi peers, At the moment, we are evaluating a solution where tunnel concentrators are going to be in virtual machines. And despite the fact where we should go in terms of technology, space, payment model and everything, this solution is something new in the company.  So, we're looking for any pr...
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Frank Theilen - PeerSpot reviewer
Frank TheilenIn my opinion, the way SD-WAN is designed, you will need multiple network… more »
Michael Velasco - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael VelascoDefinitely look at Aruba EdgeConnect (formerly known as SilverPeak).  My main… more »
Kowligi Prakash - PeerSpot reviewer
Kowligi PrakashFatPipe Networks Inc - Hybrid Networking Connectivity.  We use our patented… more »
3 Answers
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hello,

How do you decide that your organization has to purchase an SD-WAN solution? 

Would you consider alternative options, if you're an enterprise? If so, which ones?

Thanks for the help!

reviewer1193265 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1193265Migrating to SD-WAN does not happen like the way the alarm goes off in the… more »
Ofelia Madriz V. - PeerSpot reviewer
Ofelia Madriz V.The answer is simple, SD-WAN needs to be considered if: 1. We have at least 2… more »
3 Answers
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hello community,

How are 5G and SD-WAN related to each other? Do they complement each other?

Francisco Dominguez - PeerSpot reviewer
Francisco Dominguez5G is a tech standard for cellular networks.  In SD-WAN you can use multiple… more »
PiotrPopiel - PeerSpot reviewer
PiotrPopiel5G is a technology for delivering the Internet...  Like DSL, 4G, etc... To be… more »
Adam Brenner - PeerSpot reviewer
Adam BrennerSD-WAN is a method for connecting multiple sites within a single network… more »
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MarkDaniel - PeerSpot reviewer
MarkDaniel
Global Account Director at Vodafone
Hi community professionals, I'm working as a Global Account Director at a Comms Service Provider (size: 10K+).  My use case: 200-node network. Recently, I have seen increased interest in Versa FlexVNF.  Any particular reason? What does distinguish this solution from its competitors? I app...
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MatildeGil - PeerSpot reviewer
MatildeGil
Senior Network Architect at UNICC

Hi,

How can I perform benchmarking of SD-WAN solutions (with efficient security controls in place)? 

Use case: we're adding remote users and connections to the cloud.

Please advise.

Thank you.

Damien Vico - PeerSpot reviewer
Damien VicoHi, The question is very broad and it is difficult to answer it like that.… more »
2 Answers
TomTran - PeerSpot reviewer
TomTran
User at ManTech International Corporation

Hi,

Can you please explain the main differences between the 'SD-WAN Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing - general' and 'Advanced SD-WAN Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing - general' features?

Thank you.

Adam Brenner - PeerSpot reviewer
Adam BrennerAn interesting question is that I haven't seen an SD-WAN device that does not… more »
3 Answers
SandeepKumar13 - PeerSpot reviewer
SandeepKumar13
IT Manager at a legal firm with 11-50 employees

Hi peers,

I'm looking for your recommendations. Which of the latest firewall products can efficiently support 500 -100 concurrent SSL VPN users along with SD-WAN?

Mike Hancock - PeerSpot reviewer
Mike HancockThe best investment in my opinion is the FortiGate 600E platform.  It is less… more »
Richard Benfatto - PeerSpot reviewer
Richard BenfattoAs Mike says, listen to him. I totally support Fortinet. It is not only what I… more »
Lindsay Mieth - PeerSpot reviewer
Lindsay MiethWe have been using Fortinet for 3 years and find it to be a stable and secure… more »
16 Answers
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Which networking technology should I choose and why?

Navin Rehnius - PeerSpot reviewer
Navin RehniusSASE is a security solution, which network traffic hits the SASE gateway located… more »
1 Answer
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Should I choose SASE? Why is it better?

Mike Hounsome - PeerSpot reviewer
Mike HounsomeSASE is cloud delivered architecture that provides central policy and… more »
DAMIR REZNICEK - PeerSpot reviewer
DAMIR REZNICEKhi, one does not necessarily exclude the other :)...For example - I have… more »
NeilMistry - PeerSpot reviewer
NeilMistrySASE - Secure Access Service edge is an architecture and strategy. This is… more »
3 Answers
Baris-Bilengil - PeerSpot reviewer
Baris-Bilengil
Network & Security Solutions Architect at Rahi Systems Pvt Ltd

128 Technology explained their products with their tunnel-free technology.

Does anyone have any experience with installation, management and product prices?

AbcAbc19 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at Etisalat

I'm researching SD-WAN solutions. I'm looking at Nuage and Versa FlexVNF. What are the differences between these two solutions?

Ken Kao - PeerSpot reviewer
Ken Kao
Product Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

If your company is using a SD-WAN solution, which brand is your choice? Why?

Lipaz Hessel - PeerSpot reviewer
Lipaz HesselWe are working with Silver Peak, Fortinet (FortiGate and FortiAnalayzer) and… more »
reviewer1275930 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1275930I have done PoC with AT&T, VMware, Dell and SilverPeak -- I selected SilverPeak… more »
Chona Pantastico - PeerSpot reviewer
Chona PantasticoVersa. Best of breed. Better security offering and now offers SASE as well.
5 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi peers,

What are some of the most common SD-WAN security vulnerabilities? How can I detect and prevent these potential security issues? 

Lipaz Hessel - PeerSpot reviewer
Lipaz HesselSD-WAN comes with firewall inside the device, the issue with that Firewalls is… more »
Paul Friend - PeerSpot reviewer
Paul FriendIt depends which SD-WAN vendor you are considering. Pure play SD-WAN generally… more »
Richard Vivian - PeerSpot reviewer
Richard VivianThe Citrix-SD wan comes wish a full firewall, that is very capable.  You just… more »
8 Answers
Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot