10 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Riverbed SteelHead is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

91%
3 Ratings
10.0

Riverbed SteelHead

100%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

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.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

If you are dealing with large CAD files on a daily basis "remotely", Riverbed Steelhead makes your home office feel just like the office
Kevin Walgren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • Effectively improves data throughput over VPN WAN connections.
  • Seamless operation.
  • Optimizes a variety of applications. Including, HTTPS, Citrix, Netapp SM and SV, Exchange, etc.
Tim Slater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • More integration with the switching
  • A dynamic approach for software updates
  • More automation features and APIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • A reduction in price is always welcomed
  • Simplify and streamline advanced features and add-on pieces for more detailed traffic analysis
  • Getting granularity into traffic behavior becomes confusing and very expensive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

General

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

Starting Price

Riverbed SteelHead

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

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
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

We tested Cisco eleven years ago in parallel with Riverbed in a PoC. The Cisco configuration was very complex and sticky based on the location. The Riverbed configuration is flexible based on the whole storage. A software client for devices like laptops or tablets is not available for Cisco WAAS, therefore we selected Riverbed based on a PoC.
Ralf Richter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • I don't need to use outdated hardware for testing.
  • Don't need a dedicated power feed to spin up a usably-sized network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • Files now open a lot quicker, at near local speeds.
  • We are able to respond to customers quicker as we can get access quicker.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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