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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

VeloCloud was the #1 choice out of various POCs performed when migrating off of MPLS into an ADI/public internet circuit environment. Their ability to also be top of rack with certain software vendors played a major role in improving user experience. Their dynamic DMPO and circuit load balancing can cause some challenges when working with other entities that use a static whitelisting service for access to resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • VeloCloud is excellent at automatically choosing the best internet connection based on speed and quality.
  • It provides a web based interface allows all our connections to be managed from anywhere in the world.
  • Because VMware has a strong history in networking and is a name I can trust, we are able to confidently invest in their technology.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • Amount of tunnels that you can have.
  • WAN optimization.
  • Logistics.
pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Riverbed SteelHead

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VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud 7.4
Based on 5 answers
Because it does not have a true UTM firewall built-in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

At the time we made our decision to move forward with VeloCloud, Cisco Viptela and Cisco Meraki were the two players we compared against. Cisco's offerings were very customizable when using Viptela, but there was a big learning curve to implement. Meraki at the time was a lot simpler, but we needed the ability to customize some features in order to implement SD-WAN in our environment. VeloCloud was the perfect solution during our POC as it satisfied our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • We are able to save thousands per month by eliminating MPLS from our monthly service.
  • We were able to convert the cost of VeloCloud to an operational expense by renting through our ISP.
  • We have been able to eliminate downtime in situations which would have normally taken our branches offline, preventing us from servicing customers.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Riverbed SteelHead

General

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

General

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

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