Cost-effective and reliable, albeit it is not one of the big names
April 12, 2021

Cost-effective and reliable, albeit it is not one of the big names

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle SD-WAN (Talari)

We use Oracle [SD-WAN (Talari)] to connect our branch offices to our two main datacenters using two separate ISPs. This is used across the entire organization and allows us to provide private connectivity between sites without having to purchase expensive and high-touch private circuits, such as MPLS, VPLS, point-to-point, etc.
  • Set it and forget it
  • Very reliable platform
  • Truly makes Internet connectivity like private connectivity
  • Talari Aware management solution very complex to set up useful dashboards
  • Management interface seems overly complex (7.3), though this was supposedly improved in 9.0
  • Sub-second latency and packet loss detection and remediation
  • Simple portfolio
  • New Cloud functionality
  • For lower-bandwidth requirements (100's of Mbps) it is very cost-effective vs. the other big names
  • Hardware is reasonably priced
While I haven't looked at Silverpeak in a long time and haven't used any of the other big players, this product is a dedicated SD-WAN solution, so no need to get a combination device, unless that's important. We will likely implement SD-WAN through our next firewall platform refresh as a backup to Talari.

Do you think Oracle SD-WAN (Talari) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Oracle SD-WAN (Talari)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Oracle SD-WAN (Talari) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Oracle SD-WAN (Talari) go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Oracle SD-WAN (Talari) again?

Yes

Product has been around for a long time and the stability and features are excellent. Now that Oracle owns it, its long-term viability is both improved (given Oracle isn't going anywhere anytime soon), but all the layers of bureaucracy and auditing that Oracle is famous for comes along with it.