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"After we finished setting Contrail up, it seemed stable enough. Still, we never tested it in a real environment, so we don't have enough information to say whether it's stable with a given number of users and appliances. We have tested it in a lab environment, but we haven't tested enough to say that the platform is stable."

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"It has good reporting and analytics, that most people can understand without too much difficulty.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is network management. The customer is able to manage their network from home or we can also manage the whole customer network."

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Cons
"Visibility, especially for the top of the platform, is a nightmare. The top was documented incorrectly and really complex to complete. In the end, it worked but only after several weeks of work with the support of a Juniper solution engineer in Holland."

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"Security is an area that could use some work."

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  • "The price of the solution could be more affordable. Customers want to use their own cheap connection and also do not want to pay too much for services from this solution, it becomes too expensive."
  • "I would say, from our cost perspective, they are extremely competitive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:After we finished setting Contrail up, it seemed stable enough. Still, we never tested it in a real environment, so we don't have enough information to say whether it's stable with a given number of… more »
    Top Answer:Visibility, especially for the top of the platform, is a nightmare. The top was documented incorrectly and really complex to complete. In the end, it worked but only after several weeks of work with… more »
    Top Answer:We used Contrail to build a private cloud infrastructure inside our lab for a POC. If everything had been successful, it would have been transferred to my company's customers, but the POC was not… more »
    Top Answer:Nuage Networks is very, very competitive going up against other vendors such as Meraki, Viptela, Velocloud, or Versa. I would say, from our cost perspective, they are extremely competitive.
    Top Answer:Security is an area that could use some work. When compared to Versa, it has full Layer Seven security built-in, whereas Nuage is sticking to a stateful firewall model and allowing other vendors to do… more »
    Top Answer:It's a horizontal use case of replacing the WAN. Typically, they are replacing the MPLS. They are also trying to save costs and reduce complexity.
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    Contrail Networking
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    Overview
    Juniper Contrail Networking is a simple, open, and agile cloud network automation product that implements an SDN architecture. With its scale-out microservices architecture, Contrail orchestrate virtual network overlays at the performance and scale of even the most dynamic and large clouds. Contrail Networking is equipped with always-on advanced analytics capabilities to provide deep insights into application and infrastructure performance for better visualization, easier diagnostics, rich reporting, custom application development, and machine automation. It also supports integration with other analytics platforms like Juniper Networks AppFormix and streaming analytics through technologies like Apache Kafka and its API.

    Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) automate branch site connectivity and gives you deployment options for cloud integration and branch VPN services. Nuage Networks VNS offers a fresh approach to the enterprise WAN. It seamlessly links all your locations - regardless of size or geography - while reducing your need for customized networking. Nuage Networks VNS is based on an overlay model that can use any IP network to provide connectivity between sites. It gives maximum flexibility and enables to choose from multiple access or last-mile technologies, including copper, fiber and mobile broadband.

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    Sample Customers
    Lithium Technologies, Orange Business Services, Cloudwatt, Symantec, Cloud Dynamics, CloudSeeds
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    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider45%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Retailer6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Retailer6%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Juniper Contrail Networking is ranked 4th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 1 review while Nuage Networks is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 2 reviews. Juniper Contrail Networking is rated 6.0, while Nuage Networks is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Juniper Contrail Networking writes "It's stable enough in a lab, but the setup is complex, and support is insufficient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nuage Networks writes "Easy to use features, good support, and has the ability to maintain a session when you lose an uplink". Juniper Contrail Networking is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware NSX, Tungsten Fabric, VMware SD-WAN and Versa FlexVNF, whereas Nuage Networks is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, Meraki SD-WAN and Juniper Contrail SD-WAN.

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