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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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Viptela, Cisco vEdge Cloud Router
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Deploy software-defined WAN without compromising the application experience.

Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware combines purpose-built
networking appliances from Dell EMC with SD-WAN software from VMware in
an all-in-one solution for WAN modernization. VMware has been named a
leader by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.*
With simplicity, efficiency, and a full range of flexible support, services and
global supply chain options, Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution delivers a powerful,
all-in-one solution that enables you to transform your network for the Cloud era

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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider36%
Transportation Company14%
Real Estate/Law Firm14%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Energy/Utilities Company3%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise39%
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in SD-WAN with 28 reviews while Dell EMC SD-WAN is ranked 24th in SD-WAN. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC SD-WAN is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "A solution for integrating services to enhance up-time, performance and lower costs". On the other hand, Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and VMware NSX, whereas Dell EMC SD-WAN is most compared with .

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