Cisco SD-WAN Primary Use Case

Eliot Robinson
Executive Vice President Operations and IT at Sterling National Bank
With my first client on Viptela were getting MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Service). That is a type of communications network that most of the major providers like Verizon offer. They were paying roughly $3,000 a month for each one of their 30 branches. That was giving them 10 megabits per second. We replaced that with the likes of Verizon Fios and Comcast. Each one of those business internet services cost about $200 apiece per month. The cost of the SD-WAN was maybe another $200. So for $600 a month, we replaced something that was costing them $3000 a month, and they were getting a minimum of about 50 megabits-per-second upload and download. View full review »
reviewer1273860
Pre-sales consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case generally relates to customers looking to reduce their MPLS costs. In addition, many of our customers are moving to the cloud, which can handle both on-prem and cloud services, a hybrid solution. Finally, some of our customers are looking to move towards new technologies and will choose this solution, but the primary use cases are the first two - reduction of MPLS costs, using multiple modes of transport, and managing and control of technologies. We deal mainly with large enterprise companies. A few years ago customers were not aware of SD-WAN or they were not looking to migrate to SD-WAN, but now whenever there is talk around WAN, 95% of the customers are moving to SD-WAN. View full review »
reviewer1281732
Solution Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We are network providers. SD-WAN is one of the main options we offer to our customers. Clients primarily use the solution for three main reasons. The first is for cost savings when accessing the internet. The second is access to the cloud. The third is to allow customers a kind of autonomy with management over the network. View full review »
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reviewer1289013
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
There is a commercial bank here in our region, and they want to eliminate expensive and MPLS lines. They've been looking to implement internet SD-WAN solutions and to have them in their central system as two uplinks. One is service provided and another one is for added services. View full review »
reviewer1420671
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We are a solution provider and Cisco SD-WAN is one of the products that we implement for our customers. I am a pre-sales engineer and help with the consultancy. View full review »
UzairBaig
Lead Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. One of our customers has approximately 100 branches that were linked together using Cisco SD-WAN in multiple phases. In the first phase, they started with 40 branches. In the head office, they have two MPLS links and two internet links. In each branch, they have one of each. Before implementing this solution, they could not do both things at the same time. View full review »
Steve Roy
Senior Director, Network Engineering at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Full replacement of office to office, office to data center, and data center to data center MPLS and private lines with commodity Internet and SD-WAN. View full review »
AthumanJuma
Data Center Engineer at Emerging Communication Limited
I recently provided Cisco SD-WAN to one of my customers for the first time. This customer had a traditional network and had been happy with the conversion to a software-defined WAN. View full review »
reviewer848847
Network Analyst at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees
Our primary use case is for the web gateway and VPN server and for access list control. We basically use the solution as a minimal requirement for the network gateway. We have about 50 users. I work as a network analyst and we're vendors, not a direct partner of Cisco. View full review »
reviewer848847
Network Analyst at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees
We use this solution for our web gateway, VPN, and access control. View full review »
Majid Yousuf
Information Technology Network Engineer at Loons Group W.L.L.
The solution allows us to manage a network or manage policies and goals from the cloud. View full review »
JeroenDe Jonge
Architect IT-systemen at Cegeka
We use Cisco SD-WAN for a VPN, and we create the DNS in Fortinet. We have used this solution for data centers and failover tests for disaster recovery. View full review »
reviewer1433835
Executive Director at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. the primary use case is interconnecting offices. The main functionality includes a secure firewall, cloud access security broker (CASB), and zero-trust configuration. View full review »
Shah Jamal
Network Security Associate at VPS
We have deployed Cisco Meraki devices at 107 locations to connect with the cloud for centralized management. We are using MX68, MS120, and MR33. We are currently also considering Cisco Meraki for another project for implementation at 28 locations. We have a team of three members looking into different solutions and vendors. We're looking into the firewall, SD-WAN, and email certificate. View full review »
Pavan Kumar Mateti
Owner at SCO`Scope Consulting Private Limited
There are a few use cases. We work, for example, with a telecom that provides end solutions to end users across different countries. View full review »
Muhammad Zakaullah
Sr. Network Engineer Consulting Services at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Here in Pakistan, there are few deployments of Cisco SD-WAN. We are trying to push Cisco to our clients. But the issue is that the prices of the competitors are too high. So it's very difficult to capture the market here in Pakistan. As you know, practice in Pakistan, the market is under development and Pakistan is a developing country and they are looking for a cheap solution at a price to achieve in terms of price comparison with other windows. View full review »
reviewer1430688
Engineer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are a service provider and we plan to provide a managed service to our customers using this product. View full review »
reviewer731289
Head IT Operations at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I primarily use this solution for remote connectivity. View full review »
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