Aryaka SmartConnect vs. SD-WAN Concierge

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
SD-WAN Concierge
Score 1.0 out of 10
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Windstream offers SD-WAN Concierge, a software-defined WAN solution which includes security policy, proactive monitoring and optimization, centralized management of routing policy, and other application and access management and optimization features.N/A
Pricing
Aryaka SmartConnectSD-WAN Concierge
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Aryaka SmartConnectSD-WAN Concierge
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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User Ratings
Aryaka SmartConnectSD-WAN Concierge
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
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User Testimonials
Aryaka SmartConnectSD-WAN Concierge
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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Windstream
The underlying product (Velocloud) is not the issue, Windstream is. Anything this company touches turns to crap.
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Pros
Aryaka Networks
  • Relatively easily to implement
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Windstream
  • Failover is easy, no single point of failure, provided you have the bandwidth.
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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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Windstream
  • While the product may work decently once implemented, Windstream is a constant roadblock.
  • Trouble issues need to be escalated before people will bother to work on them.
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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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Windstream
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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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Windstream
  • One outage on our main site cost over 500K in lost revenue for a day, Windstream was unapologetic for failing to set a QOS policy right during cutover.
  • We needed to get a building re-wired to get the install at one location going. Windstream said, let us quote it... It took them 2 months to get us a quote that was 4x higher than a local provider. Thankfully, this didn't impact the deployment schedule.
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