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Aryaka WAN Optimization-as-a-Service

It integrates nicely with AWS (in regions other than China). The provisioning support is pretty good.
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Cisco Routers

We find them well suited for corporate offices, as well as remote office environments. They have proven excellent in managing network traffic between offices, such as MPLS, as well as managing voice traffic to ensure the best call quality is experienced. The hardware is very reliable, and I have found over the years there are very few if any hardware failures. I would say if you are used to GUI management, there could be a small learning curve as Cisco management is generally handled via the command line.
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Pros

  • Relatively easily to implement
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  • ASR 9000 series models of Cisco Routers are exceptionally reliable when compared to other market options.
  • One strength of Cisco routers, in general, is their compatibility with any standard market tools from other vendors.
  • Unmatched in terms of sheer performance.
  • Comfortably supports very strong throughput requirements.
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Cons

  • 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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  • We would like to see more of the Cisco Routers with ability to connect to the cloud without investing in new routers.
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Cisco Routers8.9
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Usability

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Cisco Routers7.9
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My experience is that there is always something that proves to be just a bit tedious to get figured out but once you do it is easily duplicated
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Reliability and Availability

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Cisco Routers8.6
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Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
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Performance

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Cisco Routers8.6
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Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
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Support

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Cisco Routers7.9
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All of my support requests always resulted in resolution even some more difficult cases took longer time (weeks).
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Online Training

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Cisco Routers7.3
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My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
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Implementation

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Cisco Routers8.4
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Its a good idea to have an active Smartnet contract before each larger deployment.
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Alternatives Considered

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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We've always used Cisco, but from time to time we've interfaced with Juniper and Aerohive. Cisco has always performed better than Juniper, and seems on-par with Aerohive's most innovative features.
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Scalability

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Cisco Routers7.3
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Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
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Return on Investment

  • Enabled us to deploy infrastructure into new regions quickly
  • Cost of Aryaka connections (especially in China) is excessive
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  • Fast installation with skilled engineers
  • Almost no outages with correct design and proper configuration
  • Rather low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
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Pricing Details

Aryaka WAN Optimization-as-a-Service

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

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