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Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Virtual WAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

3.0

Aryaka SmartConnect

30%
1 Rating
8.5

Azure Virtual WAN

85%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Aryaka SmartConnect

It integrates nicely with AWS (in regions other than China). The provisioning support is pretty good.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual WAN

Azure Virtual WAN provides single functional interphase for routing, monitoring, connectivity and security operations. The connection of hubs in Azure virtual WAN makes it simple for us to use Microsoft as the pillar of our spoke connectivity. The platform provides us with robust connectivity features that allow for transitive connectivity across different spokes. However, you should always ensure you have understood your total cost of ownership to avoid potential price bombshells.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • Relatively easily to implement
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual WAN

  • It offers a seamless experience while connecting Virtual networks and Workloads via Azure Hub.
  • Lot of connectivity options present - site to site VPN/Express route etc.
  • Very easy connectivity and migration with on-premise sites and Azure Hub.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • 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
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual WAN

  • Integrations are limited within Azure. It is difficult to carry out multi-cloud integrations.
  • If you haven't understood your monthly cost you can receive price shocks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aryaka SmartConnect

General

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

Starting Price

Azure Virtual WAN

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Aryaka SmartConnect

We didn't really evaluate many other SDWAN providers as very few operate inside of China. Our alternative was to build VPN connectivity ourselves.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual WAN

As we were already using Azure as a cloud platform, it was easy setting up a Virtual WAN inside Azure as users/developers and DevOps engineers were familiar with the user interface and functioning as compared to going to some other portal for just the VWAN solution. The umbrella of features provided by Azure Virtual WAN made it the right choice for our infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • Enabled us to deploy infrastructure into new regions quickly
  • Cost of Aryaka connections (especially in China) is excessive
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Virtual WAN

  • Automatic troubleshooting solves incidents without costing our operational time.
  • We are able unify all our operational activities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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