Aryaka SmartConnect vs. Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) provides software-defined WAN and integrated security features.N/A
Pricing
Aryaka SmartConnectCisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
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Aryaka SmartConnectCisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Aryaka SmartConnectCisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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8.4
(6 ratings)
Usability
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8.8
(5 ratings)
Availability
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10.0
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Performance
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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8.4
(7 ratings)
Online Training
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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7.6
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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9.0
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Vendor post-sale
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10.0
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10.0
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User Testimonials
Aryaka SmartConnectCisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Likelihood to Recommend
Aryaka Networks
It integrates nicely with AWS (in regions other than China). The provisioning support is pretty good.
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Cisco
This is effective for businesses who need a network solution that works more or less out of the box, without having to coordinate multiple additional devices in the configuration process. Correspondingly, users with needs for more advanced functionality or configurability, or modification may benefit from a different model or different product line.
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Pros
Aryaka Networks
  • Relatively easily to implement
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Cisco
  • Seem to be well made and quality hardware and software
  • Setup is simple and has a great wizard for initial config
  • Well priced for a product in its category
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Cons
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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Cisco
  • Right now in the ASR nine twenties, we're having an issue with its shooting out power adapter errors when there really isn't any. And we're not really sure we're working with Cisco Tex to see if it's a bug and if there's a bug fix.
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Likelihood to Renew
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
Based on the Cisco brand reliability and outstanding support
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Usability
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
I would rate these routers useability as 9/10 - I've designed and deployed Cisco solutions for the last 20 or so years, so, therefore, know what I am buying and try to get an understanding of the capabilities before deploying. The Cisco 1000 series Integrated Service Router is a rock-solid investment with great throughput "out of the box".
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Reliability and Availability
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
We found it always available with limited to no downtime
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Performance
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
Excellent performance, no reported issue by the users
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Support Rating
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
With any Cisco product, you are very well supported by the Technical Assistance Centre (TAC). This is one of the major plus points when selecting Cisco networking products - working in IT for the last 20years you soon appreciate that it is impossible to know everything and that there are people within Cisco you can lean-on when you need assistance.
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Online Training
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
It was very helpful
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Implementation Rating
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
The implementation basically works, you configure it and it's easy to use, the problem with implementation using this kind of products is the fact that complex things require very complex configurations and the troubleshooting is too complicated due to a missing web interface or missing integrations that simplify that part. troubleshooting consist only in debugging via CLI.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Cisco
These devices are still supported unlike most ISR800's, faster and cheaper than ISR 4000's. They are a true all in one box solutions. The IR1800 and IR1100 are great for DC power solutions, but are costly if environmentally hardened devices are not required. Coupled with a low cost, what is not to love.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
Very Fair
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Scalability
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
We found it reliable and on par with what we expected
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Return on Investment
Aryaka Networks
  • Enabled us to deploy infrastructure into new regions quickly
  • Cost of Aryaka connections (especially in China) is excessive
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Cisco
  • Once they are installed they just work. Even when a device enters EOL/EOS they keep chugging along.
  • Good lifetime - they don't retire models so often that you can't keep up.
  • Good extended support, this allows us to keep them in place as long as possible (or practical) and increases our ROI.
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