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Score 8.2 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

VeloCloud was the #1 choice out of various POCs performed when migrating off of MPLS into an ADI/public internet circuit environment. Their ability to also be top of rack with certain software vendors played a major role in improving user experience. Their dynamic DMPO and circuit load balancing can cause some challenges when working with other entities that use a static whitelisting service for access to resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • VeloCloud is excellent at automatically choosing the best internet connection based on speed and quality.
  • It provides a web based interface allows all our connections to be managed from anywhere in the world.
  • Because VMware has a strong history in networking and is a name I can trust, we are able to confidently invest in their technology.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • Amount of tunnels that you can have.
  • WAN optimization.
  • Logistics.
pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

No score
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VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud 7.6
Based on 5 answers
Because it does not have a true UTM firewall built-in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

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VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

At the time we made our decision to move forward with VeloCloud, Cisco Viptela and Cisco Meraki were the two players we compared against. Cisco's offerings were very customizable when using Viptela, but there was a big learning curve to implement. Meraki at the time was a lot simpler, but we needed the ability to customize some features in order to implement SD-WAN in our environment. VeloCloud was the perfect solution during our POC as it satisfied our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • Changed the way we manage remote sites
  • Saved us funds in the LAN budget
  • Created new opportunities to roll out functions at these sites
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • We are able to save thousands per month by eliminating MPLS from our monthly service.
  • We were able to convert the cost of VeloCloud to an operational expense by renting through our ISP.
  • We have been able to eliminate downtime in situations which would have normally taken our branches offline, preventing us from servicing customers.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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