Silver Peak NX vs. VMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Silver Peak NX
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Silver Peak NX appliances are WAN optimization solutions, sized for the smallest of branch offices to the world's largest data centers and disaster recovery sites, supporting up to 5 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of WAN capacity and 512,000 simultaneous flows. Silver Peak is now part of Aruba, since the September 2020 acquisition of Silver Peak by HPE.N/A
VMware SD-WAN
Score 8.5 out of 10
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VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud aims to deliver high-performance, reliable branch access to cloud services, private data centers, and SaaS-based enterprise applications. It is based on the services of the former VeloCloud, acquired by VMware in 2018.N/A
Pricing
Silver Peak NXVMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud)
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Silver Peak NXVMware SD-WAN
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Silver Peak NXVMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud)
Considered Both Products
Silver Peak NX
VMware SD-WAN
Chose VMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud)
Because the FortiGate is a true firewall with all the UTM features, that is the only thing that I would say beats the VC in that aspect. Silverpeak has a very nice solution, but it is a bit cumbersome when using the GUI to configure and manage. WatchGuard is a UTM firewall, …
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Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Silver Peak NXVMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Silver Peak NXVMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud)
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It works fantastic when you want to reduce network cost and get the same result than with an MPLS. It's less appropriate for big companies with a lot of small sites.
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VMware
VMware SD WAN is a great solution for tying multiple locations together that are not physically located close. The link aggregation used in the technology allows for quicker failover to redundant connections, which makes the surface traffic seem to be uninterrupted. If planning to connect multiple locations while utilizing the existing internet, Veloclouds SDWAN provides stable and accurate aggregation of connections that provide a good sense of stability for the price.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • WAN Acceleration.
  • Improves application performance.
  • Reduce bandwidth costs.
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VMware
  • Direct cloud access.
  • Scalable growth for network infrastructure.
  • Flexible control over application data flows.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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VMware
  • The learning curve of deploying VeloCloud is steep, so unless you're a networking expert, the initial setup might be over your head.
  • I think they may be able to improve their web interface to provide a better user interface.
  • I've experienced a couple of interesting bugs which have required reboots to resolve.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
They need to improve their Spanish communication.
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VMware
Its good.
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Because of their WAN acceleration feature
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VMware
Because the FortiGate is a true firewall with all the UTM features, that is the only thing that I would say beats the VC in that aspect. Silverpeak has a very nice solution, but it is a bit cumbersome when using the GUI to configure and manage. WatchGuard is a UTM firewall, but fall short on the SD-WAN portion of their solution compared to Velocloud.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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VMware
  • Inclusion of this product has led to our removal of old point to point and self managed wireless tower communication.
  • Switching to Velocloud SDWAN allowed us to remove distributed repository style framework and embrace a newer option.
  • Switching to SDWAN has already mitigated several instances of connections going down and the quick failover means there was no business interruption.
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