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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

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

Riverbed Steelhead is very stable and integrates into applications easily, especially Microsoft and Azure or AWS.If there is a new Windows version available, the Riverbed version is not far away. The remote locations can work like they are located near the data center. For this reason, you can reduce your global data centers to a minimum. Some customers have just one!
Ralf Richter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

  • Extends our network to a private cloud
  • Gives us more security
  • Provides more efficient connectivity
Jon Hersh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • File and Folder Optimisation
  • Microsoft Exchange Optimisation
  • Data Bandwidth Reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

  • Would be nice if the license expiration simply limited throughput rather than removing features.
  • Better compatibility with VMWare player would be nice. Specifically, making sure you open the serial console almost immediately after turning on the VM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • It would be great if Riverbed extended these capabilities to cellphones and tablets.
Tim Slater | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

They are great! Even with the price point it is totally worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

Riverbed Steelhead offers simplicity and fantastic customer support. The performance is a cut above the others as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

  • We were able to quickly and efficiently setup connections to Azure.
  • We outsource our network team so having a single platform makes our support costs less.
  • We had no need to redesign our existing on-prem network to allow mesh connection to Azure.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelHead

  • We've been able to increase the amount of data we are replicating and thus increasing our recover ability in the case of DR.
Kyle Depue | 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

Riverbed SteelHead

General

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

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