Cisco SD-WAN the next obvious Evolution of Cisco IWAN
July 10, 2019

Cisco SD-WAN the next obvious Evolution of Cisco IWAN

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN is replacing an aging Cisco IWAN deployment out to 130 sites. Administering 130 sites with IWAN was becoming a highly technical task that we struggled to find the correct personnel to cover. We hope to utilize the Cisco SD-WAN analytics to help make application decisions and enable us to prioritize traffic for a better overall user experience.
  • Zero touch deployment allows for less engagement of remote paid smart hands.
  • Ease of administration. Administration can be delegated to less experienced users.
  • The low cost of Vedge equipment is great.
  • Cisco Services are great with set up and deployment.
  • High licensing cost.
  • Analytics in the higher tier is cost prohibitive.
  • Negative ROI in terms of a monthly recurring cost, due to very high licensing costs.
  • It's given us the ability to purchase low cost Vedge devices to replace aging Cisco Routers.
  • We have the ability to adjust staffing to reduce the number of highly-skilled, highly paid, engineers to support Cisco IWAN.
We looked at several different solutions, but didn't do many side-by-side evaluations. Once we sat down and looked at the capabilities of Cisco SD-WAN we stopped our evaluation process and went into a try and buy program. We feel the try and buy program is the quickest way to a useful deployment for us.
Cisco SD-WAN was the next step in our WAN evolution. We were going through some WAN redesign, and bringing in Cisco SD-WAN, in the beginning, was easy and straightforward.
Our remote locations have a wide variety of internet and MPLS circuits. The ability to consume and use any of those connection methods was a huge plus for Cisco SD-WAN.