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"We pay for the Cisco Customer Care support, which is a couple of hundred dollars.""80 percent reduction in WAN costs. There are no MPLS or P2P circuits left in the organization.""Cisco is more expensive than some competing products.""SD-WAN as a service is probably something in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 a month per location.""The costs are a bit on the high side.""It is much cheaper than other solutions. Most of our clients are the top 500 companies, and they all have a corporate contract.""The license model is too complex with too many flavors and options. You might not be able to see it from an end user's point of view, but from a telco point of view, their license model is too complex. They should have a flexible license model. If you want to have good pricing, you need to buy it for a two-year, four-year, or five-year license immediately. Some other vendors have much more flexible license models.""It is going to be on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs."

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Top Answer: I have found the solution's main features are its ability to be customized, network traffic classification, and has a wide range of features that can be set.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is the only negative factor, it is much more expensive compared with the Cisco Meraki SD-WAN solution.
Top Answer: Cisco should focus more on making products that are convenient for users. Sadly, I think they are more interested in making money rather than making reliable products. The Cisco way of thinking is to… more »
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Overview

Deploy software-defined WAN without compromising the application experience.

Cumulus Networks is leading the transformation of bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud. Our networking switching software, Cumulus Linux, is the only solution that allows you to affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world’s largest data center operators — unlocking vertical network stacks.

With Cumulus Linux, our customers can run their data center networks the way Google and Facebook have done for years, highly automated, without all the development time or expensive, specialized hardware.

The network is a critical part of the data center that has traditionally been a bottleneck for rapid deployment of applications. We believe in completely transforming the industry by enabling a web-scale IT architectural approach that brings efficiency and flexibility to the network.

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Comms Service Provider44%
Transportation Company11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
Computer Software Company11%
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government4%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company21%
Media Company6%
Educational Organization6%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise69%
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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 36 reviews while Cumulus Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined Networking (SDN). Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while Cumulus Networks is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and VMware NSX, whereas Cumulus Networks is most compared with Pica8, Big Switch Networks, VMware NSX, Meraki SD-WAN and HPE SDN.

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