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Score 8.8 out of 101

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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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  • Well suited for the handling of several IDFs, call managing, routing, VPN, VLAN configurations, most of the things CISCO is known for. The level of reliability on a CISCO router is just amazing.
  • Not too great if you are looking for budget, or have really small or cramped rack space, always be mindful of configuration backups.
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Pros

  • Relatively easily to implement
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  • Stable connection.
  • Good for small business.
  • Nice user interface.
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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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  • Price. Even the smaller units aren't cheap.
  • Software stability. Once you get a stable version stick with it. Bugs can be more common than they should be.
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Cisco Routers8.9
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We renew Cisco end of life devices with current models.
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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 Routers8.2
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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 Routers8.2
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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 Routers8.2
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TAC is very responsive. We were to get a replacement quickly when affected by the clock chip that plagued several vendors' hardware.
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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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Cisco Routers are the best and there is no need to compare with other products!!
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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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  • Inability of the ASR family for voice services did negatively affect their value
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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

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