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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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Deploy software-defined WAN without compromising the application experience.

The Dell EMC Networking Virtual Edge Platform is optimized to host VNFs (Virtual Network Functions) and is ideal for SD-WAN. The fixed form factor is perfect for the service provider edge or enterprise branch, in a deployment where high-value, low power, compactness and large number of configuration options are design considerations.

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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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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise66%
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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 36 reviews while Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform is ranked 28th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform 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 Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform is most compared with .

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