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Attribute Ratings

  • Riverbed SteelHead is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

3.0

Aryaka SmartConnect

30%
1 Rating
10.0

Riverbed SteelHead

100%
6 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

Riverbed SteelHead

If you are dealing with large CAD files on a daily basis "remotely", Riverbed Steelhead makes your home office feel just like the office
Kevin Walgren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aryaka SmartConnect

  • Relatively easily to implement
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • Effectively improves data throughput over VPN WAN connections.
  • Seamless operation.
  • Optimizes a variety of applications. Including, HTTPS, Citrix, Netapp SM and SV, Exchange, etc.
Tim Slater | 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

Riverbed SteelHead

  • A reduction in price is always welcomed
  • Simplify and streamline advanced features and add-on pieces for more detailed traffic analysis
  • Getting granularity into traffic behavior becomes confusing and very expensive
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

Riverbed SteelHead

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

Riverbed SteelHead

We tested Cisco eleven years ago in parallel with Riverbed in a PoC. The Cisco configuration was very complex and sticky based on the location. The Riverbed configuration is flexible based on the whole storage. A software client for devices like laptops or tablets is not available for Cisco WAAS, therefore we selected Riverbed based on a PoC.
Ralf Richter | 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

Riverbed SteelHead

  • Files now open a lot quicker, at near local speeds.
  • We are able to respond to customers quicker as we can get access quicker.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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