NitroAccelerator vs. Silver Peak VX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NitroAccelerator
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
NitroAccelerator installs as a device driver to endpoints to optimize TCP-based connections. The solution is software-based and does not rely on third party proxies, distributed caching, lateral data-movement, or hardware appliances. NitroAccelerator is EPL Certified and approved to run on DoD networks with no known vulnerabilities or direct-competing vendors and is currently accelerating and securing enterprise-level connections all over the world.N/A
Silver Peak VX
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Silver Peak VX virtual WAN optimization software combines virtualization with Silver Peak's WAN optimization technology. Silver Peak VX virtual appliances support the full list of Silver Peak WAN optimization features for functionality, including data reduction, path conditioning and traffic shaping. This enables customers to overcome bandwidth, distance and quality challenges when moving data over the WAN. The solution is part of Aruba Networks since the September 2020 acquisition of Silver…N/A
Pricing
NitroAcceleratorSilver Peak VX
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NitroAcceleratorSilver Peak VX
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFirst year Maintenance & Support (M&S) are included in the license price. For the second year on, annual M&S will be charged at 20% of the original license price.
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
NitroAcceleratorSilver Peak VX
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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9.0
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User Testimonials
NitroAcceleratorSilver Peak VX
Likelihood to Recommend
Nitrosphere
If you have an analytics-supporting SQL Server instance on a VM or bare metal, this is for you. Any large queries will get a massive speed-up. If you're using a DBaaS, then you would need to set up a proxy VM to see the benefits. If you have a transactional-only database, you won't likely see any benefits.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
This is well suited when you need to deploy a virtual router to provide SD-WAN services across multiple sites. This works great for small businesses since they added firewall services. The price and feature set are also great for mid-sized enterprises due to the ability to manage multiple appliances with templates, central reporting, and ability to provide high availability of the appliances with VRRP.
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Pros
Nitrosphere
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Great support
  • Software based, not a hardware company
  • Easy to get going
  • Great charts and meta data about traffic
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Cons
Nitrosphere
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Managing more and more routers can add complexity with templates.
  • Documentation around internal routing protocol they use is confusing.
  • Boost add-on was oversold by pre-sales team and not helpful during testing.
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Support Rating
Nitrosphere
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Support is great and easy to work with. They have local engineers that can help design and walk you through implementations. The engineers are generally committed to your success and very helpful in training. Multiple times we have worked with engineers to help us implement OSPF across sites as well as VRRP to provide high failover options.
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Nitrosphere
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We currently have almost all Cisco Meraki and would have loved to keep the product portfolio the same. Silver Peak was far cheaper and offered far more features. A lot of our evaluation showed that NGFW offers SD-WAN but it is not a full-featured deployment. Silver Peak is by and large better at being able to use both links at once, offer failover, QoS, and central reporting.
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Return on Investment
Nitrosphere
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Able to get rid of MPLS
  • No more router hardware costs
  • Able to use both WAN links instead of one being only failover
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