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Attribute Ratings

  • Juniper Contrail Networking is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Cisco SD-Access

75%
7 Ratings
8.5

Contrail Networking

85%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco SD-Access

77%
8 Ratings

Contrail Networking

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

The best way to use this solution [Cisco Software SD-Access] is in Campus LAN environments, [which] could be small, medium, and large sites, that includes remote branches also. And always use with 3 node (HA) availability. This solution is not appropriate for Data Center environments. This solution is not mean[t] to connect remote sites (the WAN itself). This solution is ideal to achieve high and low level hierarchies of security and connectivity of end users in a network.
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Juniper Networks

Best for: - Data Center Networking - NFVI Cloud Networking - Virtual Private Cloud for CSP
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Pros

Cisco

  • Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower.
  • Assurance [helps trace] issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as [the] best practices.
  • Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely.
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Juniper Networks

  • Contrail Networking automates network resource.
  • Providing reliability and agility while extending visibility into your multi-cloud network.
  • Advanced analytics capabilities.
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Cons

Cisco

  • Documentation: Working in this solution I realized there were missing information details about the fusion device support for nexus.
  • Fusion router: This roll in the fabric should be already integrated in the solution, right now it is configured manually.
  • Bugs: Unfortunately the solution still present a lot of bugs, mainly in the controller.
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Juniper Networks

  • Contrail should have inbuild management of underlay network as well
  • lack of open resources to learn
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Pricing Details

Cisco SD-Access

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco SD-Access editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Contrail Networking

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Contrail Networking editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      As far as my experience with SD-Access -I'd say things that can be improved are - better functionality with ISE, ease to understand licensing and better documentation for configuration (add-ons, etc), and licensing.
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      Juniper Networks

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower. Assurance helps trace issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as the best practices. Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely.
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      Juniper Networks

      The platforms are very similar in networking concepts, at the interface level I found it easier to use Juniper Contrail than Cisco ACI. And at the cost level, I think it is cheaper.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Integration with other platforms in a single platform is a great advantage for the user.
      • Saves time in configuring devices on the network
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      Juniper Networks

      • Core of our NFV Cloud providing Multitenant Services
      • Give Agility to our Cloud
      • Wrokload any IP, anywhere
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