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Bigleaf is great for getting good performance out of two mediocre ISPs. Bigleaf is great for getting the combined bandwidth of two or more ISPs without having to subscribe to higher tiers with the ISP. I can't imagine Bigleaf would do much good for a business with only one ISP. Reporting with Bigleaf is helpful in documenting any issues with an ISP - I can show an ISP performance history if we experience a problem.
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VMware SD WAN is a great solution for tying multiple locations together that are not physically located close. The link aggregation used in the technology allows for quicker failover to redundant connections, which makes the surface traffic seem to be uninterrupted. If planning to connect multiple locations while utilizing the existing internet, Veloclouds SDWAN provides stable and accurate aggregation of connections that provide a good sense of stability for the price.
Read full review Pros Does not add a security layer - We have our own security layer and did not want an additional one. Combines bandwidth from multiple ISPs to provide a bigger pipe. Read full review Direct cloud access. Scalable growth for network infrastructure. Flexible control over application data flows. Read full review Cons I can't think of anything to add here. It perfectly meets our needs! Read full review The learning curve of deploying VeloCloud is steep, so unless you're a networking expert, the initial setup might be over your head. I think they may be able to improve their web interface to provide a better user interface. I've experienced a couple of interesting bugs which have required reboots to resolve. Read full review Support Rating
Any time we've had a problem, Bigleaf support has been readily available in English. Support seems competent, and when one hardware device failed we were quickly provided with a replacement
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Bigleaf doesn't add a security layer. Competitors we looked at all bundled in security from Cisco or Fortinet, and we didn't want to learn another product and have a competing security layer. With Bigleaf we are able to leverage our existing security solution.
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is a true firewall with all the UTM features, that is the only thing that I would say beats the VC in that aspect. Silverpeak has a very nice solution, but it is a bit cumbersome when using the GUI to configure and manage. WatchGuard is a UTM firewall, but fall short on the SD-WAN portion of their solution compared to Velocloud.
Read full review Return on Investment Bigleaf has dramatically improved our internet uptime and provides metrics to track that. Bigleaf protects our internet performance by balancing ISPs so we don't experience poor performance when one ISP has a problem. Read full review Inclusion of this product has led to our removal of old point to point and self managed wireless tower communication. Switching to Velocloud SDWAN allowed us to remove distributed repository style framework and embrace a newer option. Switching to SDWAN has already mitigated several instances of connections going down and the quick failover means there was no business interruption. Read full review ScreenShots