3 Ratings
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Score 9.8 out of 100
11 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

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.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • Relatively easily to implement
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • Extends our network to a private cloud
  • Gives us more security
  • Provides more efficient connectivity
Jon Hersh | 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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • Would be nice if the license expiration simply limited throughput rather than removing features.
  • Better compatibility with VMWare player would be nice. Specifically, making sure you open the serial console almost immediately after turning on the VM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

They are great! Even with the price point it is totally worth it.
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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • We were able to quickly and efficiently setup connections to Azure.
  • We outsource our network team so having a single platform makes our support costs less.
  • We had no need to redesign our existing on-prem network to allow mesh connection to Azure.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aryaka SmartConnect

General

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

General

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

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