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We performed a comparison between Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect and VMware SD-WAN based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect vs. VMware SD-WAN report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and secure vector routing technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."

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"The file and data reduction capabilities are very good. Without it, we have a great deal of network congestion.""Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has high availability.""The most valuable feature of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is the boost."

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"The most valuable features are the orchestration layer, plug and play capabilities, and also the fact that you can either configure it as a full mesh or hard install.""It is fairly similar to other solutions. It has the capability for testing link connectivity, which is its unique feature from a control perspective.""The service they provide is very stable and is the main influencer of why customers purchase this solution.""If one circuit crashes, we are able to switch to a second circuit without any disruption in connection.""The cloud gateway is a very good feature for scaling purposes, etc.""Increases the performance of applications and is easy to deploy.""I have found the dynamic multipoint protocol(DNPO) most useful because it can tell you which is the best circuit to use for different types of traffic.""I would absolutely recommend VeloCloud because it's user-friendly and because the integration is easier than with other solutions."

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Cons
"The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you have to do a series of clicks. What we are missing there are wizards. For example, I have two applications, and I want one application to be prioritized against the other. In such a case, a wizard for assigning policies to a service without configuring each step by hand would be very helpful. There should be an overhaul of the GUI of the conductor. The functionality they have got in the Mist portal should be baked into the conductor itself. It would be really great, but as we all know, that won't happen."

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"The license features should improve in the solution. For example, when you purchase VMware, it starts at a low level that has some functionality. When you want to expand, the difference in the price is substantial. I purchased the lower functional version for $4,000, and now if I want to upgrade, they ask me for $80,000. This is a $76,000 difference, there's no logic, but this is VMware.""We would like to have better features for path selection. For example, if we know the network is going to go down then we would like to set up an alternate route for data packets in real-time.""The support from Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has declined since Aruba acquired them. The knowledge and speed of the agents could improve."

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"VMware SD-WAN can improve on the security features.""In an upcoming release, the solution can be more functional and have additional features.""Can't execute commands quickly when troubleshooting. The graphic user interface is slow.""I would like for them to upgrade to 5G integration. Our customers have 4G now and the connectivity isn't good. It should be much faster.""The security of the firewall should be improved. It would be a good idea to have a standalone product with better security.""In the future, we would like to have more capacity using this solution as there are limitations on the VCE. For example, only 50 tunnels can be supported currently but we would like to have 200 tunnels using the VeloCloud VCE device.""There should be more automation and self-service features.""I would like to see more features added to increase visibility."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be different from the license for an end customer. This is something we are currently renegotiating with Juniper, but, of course, the pricing for the licensing is always an issue when you want to get more customers."
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  • "The pricing for this product is good."
  • "There is an annual license required to use Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect."
  • "The license for Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is paid annually."
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  • "The price is reasonable for this solution, but the only challenge for us is that the Rand currency fluctuates to the dollar and provides some complexities. The price might go up just because the Rand has actually lost value."
  • "The cost of VMware SD-WAN is high, but I think you can still get better pricing if your volume is high."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced."
  • "My understanding is that the pricing is in the same range as other solutions."
  • "You need to pay for a license to use this product."
  • "There is only a standard fee for the solution."
  • "The licensing model of VMware SD-WAN could be improved, it is not always that competitive. The biggest concern is to be competitive against other solutions. However, the way that the licensing model is designed is not corresponding to the real use cases of my customers."
  • "Overall pricing could be lower. It is much more expensive than traditional hardware vendor pricing."
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    Answers from the Community
    Said MEDANI
    imadam - PeerSpot reviewerimadam
    Real User

    @Diyaspino,​ all three are overpriced. 


    Depending on what are you looking for, you may look at Fortinet or even check the latest Sophos offering. 


    There is a number of different postings on SD-WAN in the last few years. Once people learned that SD-WAN is an old VPN with a new user interface, they moved to a new buzzword. 

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and… more »
    Top Answer:We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be… more »
    Top Answer:The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you… more »
    Top Answer:Definitely look at Aruba EdgeConnect (formerly known as SilverPeak).  My main client has had them in production for… more »
    Top Answer:I hope they find a good NGFW partner so they can provide full NGFW at the Edge of customer site.
    Top Answer:Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has high availability.
    Top Answer:One of our favorite things about Fortinet Fortigate is that you can deploy on the cloud or on premises. It is a very… more »
    Top Answer:VMware is the only SD-WAN solution that integrates with Azure Virtual WAN.
    Top Answer:Overall pricing could be lower. It is much more expensive than traditional hardware vendor pricing. The question of… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    128T Networking Platform, 128 Technology SD-WAN
    Unity EdgeConnect
    VeloCloud
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    Overview

    The 128T Networking Platform (128T) natively provides network-based security, control, and insight across data centers, wide-area networks (WAN), and edge locations for enterprises, service providers, and cloud companies alike. 128T is reshaping the way organizations design, deploy, and operate real-world networks by making them dramatically simpler, smarter, and more secure — it’s going to fix the router — and ultimately the network — as we know it.

    Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.

    Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of softwarebased network technologies that virtualize WAN connections to provide agility,
    performance and reliability for network traffic between remote and branch offices to
    data centers and the cloud.

    SD-WAN leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of
    network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data center and
    the cloud. It combines the bandwidth of broadband with existing WAN connections to
    more efficiently and cost-effectively connect users to data center and cloud-based
    applications from any location in the network.

    SD-WAN optimizes traffic over multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband,
    LTE) to deliver traffic across the network, delivering a better user experience to any
    location. SD-WAN will dynamically steer traffic to the best available link, and if the
    available links show any transmission issues, it will immediately apply remediation for
    jitter and packet loss based on policies to ensure performance of the high-priority
    applications.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Revation Systems
    Aramex, Clair, Ascent, First Bank, Harley-Davidson
    Redmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPM
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Retailer6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Retailer5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider56%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Transportation Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect vs. VMware SD-WAN
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect vs. VMware SD-WAN and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 15th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 3 reviews while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 3rd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 27 reviews. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is rated 8.4, while VMware SD-WAN is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect writes "Useful Boost feature, scalable, and quiet". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SD-WAN writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Cato Networks, Prisma SD-WAN and Versa FlexVNF, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco SD-WAN, Meraki SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Contrail Networking. See our Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect vs. VMware SD-WAN report.

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