Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Versa FlexVNF?


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Aug 1, 2022

I'm not aware of the licensing costs.

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IT Manager at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
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Top 20
Jul 27, 2022

Price wise, it's more expensive than is the competition. I would give pricing a rating of three out of five.

Networking Consultant / Networking Business Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
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Top 20
Jul 3, 2022

Price-wise, it's quite fair with the list of capabilities on offer. If we use the features a lot that enables the NG firewall for SMO. It's much cheaper than having a separate SD-WAN unit and an external firewall. All the package features if all put in together and enabled, make it more competitive compared to the other brands. The price can be negotiable. The cost depends on the size. It includes firewall features. It includes tech support from the vendor's side. The licensing system with the subscription, it's all included. I really like the option to include the NG firewall due to the fact that, in total, that would be cheaper compared to having an external firewall and the SD-WAN unit.

Priyank Dubey - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Management - Enterprises Managed Services at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
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Top 10
Jul 23, 2021

While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment. I should note that Citrix or Cisco Meraki are coming out with more competitive prices. The comparative pricing can pose an issue for us, as we are the ones who supply the solution. While we make adjustments to the solution, the majority of our customers have right templates and feel that they are able to get the same SD-WAN solution that fulfills our requirements for, perhaps, a price of 20 to 30 percent less than what we provide on Versa.

Vishal Kale - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy General Manager- Solutions Engineering at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 25, 2021

While Head End deployment is at par with other SDWAN providers the branch deployment is is not very expensive because of the white box support. White box hardware is much cheaper than other products. Apart from White boxes you also flexibility to use Versa Boxes , In My opinion it is one of the cost-effective platforms that are currently available

Presales Solutions Consultant/Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Oct 14, 2020

Regarding the price, we can make do with its price today, but I am seeing from our competitors that this market is becoming very aggressive. We lost some projects because we didn't have any strategy to deal with the price. We think that when we discuss the quality of the product the price won't be an issue, so we do not propose it as "low-cost" for this reason.

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Corey Taub - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Administrator at RS&H
Real User
Top 10
Jun 28, 2020

I'm not sure what the pricing is on the solution. We're looking at a variety of options, and we're looking to choose a technology and then push forward with a proof of concept as well as a pricing model. We're not there yet.

Core Network Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Jun 18, 2020

In the end, it's not only about cost. A lot of big enterprises don't care about the cost. They care about having a single point of contact to take care of their security and internet routing optimization. Having one support ultimately reduces costs, as there would only be one maintenance contract and one device.

Directior of product line at Chinatelecom Europe
Real User
Apr 12, 2020

The price is consist of several aspects but it makes sense for the market. For the SD-WAN solution, it's not just the pricing for accreditations from the solution side. We need to combine the hardware and the connections, even managing service ourselves. Customers need to have a integrated solution from a skilled engineer team, but not just to judge if the solution providers are fair or not. But generally, when we compare with other brands, I think this solution is lean and agile.

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MarkDaniel - PeerSpot reviewer
Global Account Director at Vodafone
Dec 12, 2021
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 appreciate the help!
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 29, 2021
Hi @Pranav Gupta, @Corey Taub, @Vishal Kale, @Thameem Ansari ​and @MichaelZhang. What is your advice to @MarkDaniel? Thanks.
Priyank Dubey - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Management - Enterprises Managed Services at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 12, 2021
Hi @MarkDaniel, Versa Flex VNF (vFlex) is now VOS.  VOS is Versa Network's usp and is used as,  1. Virtual SD-WAN license which is priced as per Bandwidth tiers  for Site to site VPN connection for SD-WAN Intranet traffic. To deliver on-premise site to site connection, it needs license configuration on white boxes like Versa branded CSG SD-WAN devices (Versa is not manufacturer), Lanner, Dell, Silicon etc. 2. It is configured remotely through Versa Director (single pane of glass management). Through VD, SD-WAN Policies and features are also pushed. 3. VD work as Management, Orchestrator and control plane, and White boxes with vFlex(VOS) configured in it is Data plane. 4. VOS also works with Versa SW EP client VSAC (Versa Secure Access Client) to deliver SSL-VPN and SASE (SWG, FWaaS, etc.) - a solution for remote users without any dependency on HW or whiteboxes). SASE is not a replacement of SD-WAN edge device and mostly concentrated on cloud-hosted application access securely. ( It is still not matured solution to deliver  current enterprise IT infra requirements) Hope this helps.  Anyone who has a better understanding is welcome to add and correct me wherever required.
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Jan 24, 2021
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