VeloCloud for your SD-WAN solution
September 23, 2019

VeloCloud for your SD-WAN solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VeloCloud, by VMware

We configure, deploy and manage multiple customers using the Velocloud solution. This device has hit the problem of cost on an MPLS circuit head-on, by providing the mechanism required to create secure transport between your sites.
  • Ease of setup: after unpacking the device, you can have your VC appliance up and running within minutes.
  • Now that VMWare owns the Velocloud solution, I believe that they will be able to invest in the product to say fresh and ahead of the competition.
  • The technical support is one of the best I have ever interacted with and continue to follow up until the issue is resolved.
  • They need to be a little clearer when it comes to licensing. And from the orchestrator, I should be able to see what licenses I currently have associated with every device and their expiration dates.
  • I feel even though a VM firewall can be added to a specific appliance, a full UTM firewall built within the solution would be great.
  • Eliminate the cost of an MPLS circuit.
  • Ease of deployment: the amount of time saved when adding additional sites to the solution, especially when you have a profile already built and when you add a new VC you just associate that profile with that appliance. Again, in a matter of minutes, you can have a new site up and running.
  • Since there is not true firewall built-in, you would have to either purchase a third-party firewall or the virtual firewall that is supported by 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, but fall short on the SD-WAN portion of their solution compared to Velocloud.
Because it does not have a true UTM firewall built-in.

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The Velocloud solution is best suited for customers who have a large number of sites that all connect back to a data center or the cloud (AWS, Azure, etc). Customers who have been paying a premium price for MPLS due to the security it provides. This also fits with customers who have locations that need to securely communicate with each other.