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  • Cisco SD-WAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Azure Virtual WAN

85%
2 Ratings
9.6

Cisco SD-WAN

96%
43 Ratings

Usability

Azure Virtual WAN

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco SD-WAN

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Azure Virtual WAN

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco SD-WAN

73%
36 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

Azure Virtual WAN provides single functional interphase for routing, monitoring, connectivity and security operations. The connection of hubs in Azure virtual WAN makes it simple for us to use Microsoft as the pillar of our spoke connectivity. The platform provides us with robust connectivity features that allow for transitive connectivity across different spokes. However, you should always ensure you have understood your total cost of ownership to avoid potential price bombshells.
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Cisco

Cisco SD-WAN is well suited to any scenario where highly available communication between multiple sites is required as long as they have routers from the same vendor. It is not recommended for scenarios where there are routers from different vendors, since normally each one manages its sd-wan, which prevents the communication from forming naturally.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • It offers a seamless experience while connecting Virtual networks and Workloads via Azure Hub.
  • Lot of connectivity options present - site to site VPN/Express route etc.
  • Very easy connectivity and migration with on-premise sites and Azure Hub.
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Cisco

  • Cisco SD-WAN provides ultra-modern analytics, monitoring, and automation for any associate networking.
  • Cisco SD-WAN helps our organization fulfill optimal speeds and the best staging speed boost-up.
  • One of the major reasons to buy this application is that it empowers major augmentation in cybersecurity while also reducing overhead costs and simplifying operations, etc.
  • SD-WAN provides elucidation to our organization that cuts out high-priced routing and drags back on hardware costs while contributing to our business the elasticity to access multi-cloud services.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • Integrations are limited within Azure. It is difficult to carry out multi-cloud integrations.
  • If you haven't understood your monthly cost you can receive price shocks.
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Cisco

  • The minimum subscription time is three years, which makes the initial investment of the projects more expensive.
  • The types of subscriptions that determine the accumulated bandwidth of the transport links generate a limitation to the additional solution that the hardware supports.
  • Access to the Vmanage administration console must be from a previously established IP address, which removes flexibility of access to the cloud.
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Pricing Details

Azure Virtual WAN

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Editions & Modules

Azure Virtual WAN editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Cisco SD-WAN

    Starting Price

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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

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      Usability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      It is the best solution on the market.
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      Al ser soluciones integradas del portafolio de soluciones de Cisco, el soporte es transversal a cada uno de los componentes implementados, teniendo el cliente la capacidad de resolver sus inconvenientes bajo una misma infraestructura que está totalmente homologada, satisfacciendo de esta manera, las necesidades del cliente asi como permitiendo, que este se concentre en su negocio. Since the Cisco SD-WAN tools are a part of Cisco’s broader portfolio of solutions, support cross-cuts to each of our deployed components, with our company as the customer having the ability to solve our problems through the same, approved infrastructure. Their support team easily satisfies the customer’s needs so that they continue to focus on business functions.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      As we were already using Azure as a cloud platform, it was easy setting up a Virtual WAN inside Azure as users/developers and DevOps engineers were familiar with the user interface and functioning as compared to going to some other portal for just the VWAN solution. The umbrella of features provided by Azure Virtual WAN made it the right choice for our infrastructure.
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      Cisco

      Cisco SD-WAN is the simplest to implement with graphical user interface full configuration. There [are] also many automated parts of [the] configuration, like tunnels configurations and routes propagation. Cisco also brings its SD-WAN solution as a complementary solution to users already using Cisco equipment like Meraki and Firepower firewalls. This could be an advantage also.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Automatic troubleshooting solves incidents without costing our operational time.
      • We are able unify all our operational activities.
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      Cisco

      • Managing to use business applications efficiently causes us to get more value from our cloud subscriptions
      • Able to use streaming services improved employees' morale and increased their performance
      • Able to combine multiple connections, helped reduce costs, and prevented us from investing in only the most expensive WAN supplier
      • Instead of relying on one supplier when one connection was down, we managed to carry on with another broadband solution
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