Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) vs. Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
Score 5.5 out of 10
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HPE company Aruba Networks launched their Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) product in 2018.N/A
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V) offers routing, security, and network management as cloud services with multitenancy. The series is infrastructure agnostic and programmable across the LAN, WAN, and in the cloud.N/A
Pricing
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Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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 Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
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9.0
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User Testimonials
Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
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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Cisco
If you just need to do simple communication to Azure such as smb and rdp sessions then the Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series is overkill. If you need to setup multiple mesh vpn connections to existing ISRs and have complicated routing with multiple protocols then Cisco Cloud Services Router makes that setup much easier and less work to maintain and troubleshoot.
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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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Cisco
  • Easy and available to download with a CCO account.
  • Full-featured router platform.
  • Can run as many instances as you have memory to handle.
  • No issues so far running in VMWare player 14.0.
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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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Cisco
  • More integration with the switching
  • A dynamic approach for software updates
  • More automation features and APIs
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Cisco
Neither product supported all the protocols we needed to allow all of our locations to route. It does add some complications to the gateway and vnet setup though. Once we retired our ISRs we were able to go to Meraki vMX and the auto-vpn setup works rather well and is much simpler than IOS configs
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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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Cisco
  • As this is available on AWS workplace, it's easy to configure and implement
  • Absolute worth for money, easy ROI
  • With the Cisco global support model, this becomes very easy to configure and troubleshoot and becomes part of my overall asset list
  • License management could be simplified and made more cost-effective
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