Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN vs. Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN gives users the ability to manage connectivity across their WAN from a single dashboard that simplifies day to day monitoring and operations. Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN can be cloud-managed or deployed on premise offering comprehensive routing, security and policy control, along with advanced analytics with the flexibility to connect to multiple clouds with greater speed, reliability, and efficiency. According to the vendor, it can be deployed across a small number of…N/A
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V) offers routing, security, and network management as cloud services with multitenancy. The series is infrastructure agnostic and programmable across the LAN, WAN, and in the cloud.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Catalyst SD-WANCisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
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Cisco Catalyst SD-WANCisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
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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Cisco Catalyst SD-WANCisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Cisco Catalyst SD-WANCisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(84 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.3
(15 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cisco Catalyst SD-WANCisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Any campus deployments where you have more than five offices. I'd say you want a SD-WAN appliance because you want your network to be managed. You want uptime, you want all of everything to be connected. So if you don't have a ton of offices, I mean you don't really need SD-WAN products.
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Cisco
If you just need to do simple communication to Azure such as smb and rdp sessions then the Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series is overkill. If you need to setup multiple mesh vpn connections to existing ISRs and have complicated routing with multiple protocols then Cisco Cloud Services Router makes that setup much easier and less work to maintain and troubleshoot.
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Pros
Cisco
  • We are able to use a multiple different circuits to go into the cloud, so we are not relying on just one particular private wireless. We're relying on wine circuits, ethernet, ethernet out. So it provides us that flexibility where we didn't have that before. Provides security that is very robust and flexible and scalable and it provides us with, the biggest thing is redundancy, where we have backup. For example, we have a Starlink for nuclear power plants. If our main circuits go down, we have that. And without Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN it would be very hard to actually achieve, to accomplish true redundancy. So we're happy with Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN in that regard.
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Cisco
  • Easy and available to download with a CCO account.
  • Full-featured router platform.
  • Can run as many instances as you have memory to handle.
  • No issues so far running in VMWare player 14.0.
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Cons
Cisco
  • I will say the way we use it now, and I think what happened was the way it was deployed, it was fine, but unfortunately over the course of the years we've gotten a little out of hand with our device templates and feature templates. I think if there's any form of feedback that I would give to Cisco is how do we find ways to improve the environment as it stands so we get to a certain point with the environment and then we don't know how to undo it or fix it or optimize the environment. Because right now we're in a position where we're playing a lot of catch up and clean up and if there was a way or some tool or feature that we can take advantage of that would allow us to optimize that environment where we will kind of corner ourselves into a lot of problems in the future. There's some feature or something that we could take advantage of that will allow us to optimize that environment and not let it get out of control pretty easily. That would be my suggestion.
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Cisco
  • More integration with the switching
  • A dynamic approach for software updates
  • More automation features and APIs
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
highly recommended
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Usability
Cisco
It is the best solution on the market.
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Support Rating
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
Cisco
Cisco SD-WAN is a popular choice for organizations looking to simplify branch office networking and improve application performance over wide area networks (WANs). It stacks up well against other SD-WAN solutions on the market, such as VeloCloud (now part of VMware), Viptela (now part of Cisco), and Silver Peak. One of the key advantages of Cisco SD-WAN is its integration with other Cisco solutions, such as Cisco Meraki and Cisco DNA Center. This allows for a unified network management experience and the ability to easily implement security and compliance policies across the entire network. Additionally, Cisco SD-WAN is designed to work with a variety of WAN links, including broadband, LTE, and MPLS, which allows for flexibility in network design and the ability to leverage multiple WAN links for increased performance and redundancy. Another advantage of Cisco SD-WAN is its ability to integrate with other security solutions, such as Cisco Firepower and Cisco Umbrella, which allows for a more comprehensive security strategy. Additionally, Cisco SD-WAN provides detailed analytics and network-wide policy management, which can help organizations to more easily identify and resolve network issues and improve network visibility and control.
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Cisco
Neither product supported all the protocols we needed to allow all of our locations to route. It does add some complications to the gateway and vnet setup though. Once we retired our ISRs we were able to go to Meraki vMX and the auto-vpn setup works rather well and is much simpler than IOS configs
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Our branch offices can connect to our enterprise network and the internet quickly and securely, which has helped to increase productivity and reduce downtime.
  • We have been able to reduce our dependence on expensive MPLS connections, and instead utilize a combination of broadband and LTE connections, which are more cost-effective
  • The centralized location improves network visibility and troubleshooting process
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Cisco
  • As this is available on AWS workplace, it's easy to configure and implement
  • Absolute worth for money, easy ROI
  • With the Cisco global support model, this becomes very easy to configure and troubleshoot and becomes part of my overall asset list
  • License management could be simplified and made more cost-effective
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