Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) vs. Aryaka SmartConnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
Score 5.8 out of 10
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HPE company Aruba Networks launched their Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) product in 2018.N/A
Aryaka SmartConnect
Score 9.8 out of 10
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SmartConnect is an on-demand, fully managed and end-to-end SD-WAN connectivity service for enterprises, offering global, regional, and local as well as cloud connectivity. The solution connects branches, remote locations, data centers and cloud service providers, using Aryaka's SD-WAN platform.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN
Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN
Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN
Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Aryaka SmartConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(3 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Aryaka SmartConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Have remote sites and need them to feel local? Want to get all your locations virtually on the same network? This is the way. And if you're like us and need an easy way to manage all your remote locations in one place this is the tool you want to use.
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Aryaka Networks
It integrates nicely with AWS (in regions other than China). The provisioning support is pretty good.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • An intricate system of connections that make it seem like your outside sites are all on one single LAN
  • Well priced in their category as others are a bit pricier for the same services
  • Aruba is backed by a well staffed support team that can get you through your issues
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Aryaka Networks
  • Relatively easily to implement
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The right support team for your product can be difficult to get ahold of
  • Integration with Cisco is not as super tight as integration with Aruba devices
  • Some of the advanced features are difficult to use
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Aryaka Networks
  • Support is very inconsistent, no real trouble-ticketing system when you have issues
  • Very expensive for what you get
  • Not much advance notification for maintenance events
  • Unclear if Aryaka connectivity into China meets Chinese M.I.I.T. laws
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Aryaka Networks
We didn't really evaluate many other SDWAN providers as very few operate inside of China. Our alternative was to build VPN connectivity ourselves.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Changed the way we manage remote sites
  • Saved us funds in the LAN budget
  • Created new opportunities to roll out functions at these sites
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Aryaka Networks
  • Enabled us to deploy infrastructure into new regions quickly
  • Cost of Aryaka connections (especially in China) is excessive
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