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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.

Juniper Contrail Networking is a simple, open, and agile cloud network automation product that implements an SDN architecture. With its scale-out microservices architecture, Contrail orchestrate virtual network overlays at the performance and scale of even the most dynamic and large clouds. Contrail Networking is equipped with always-on advanced analytics capabilities to provide deep insights into application and infrastructure performance for better visualization, easier diagnostics, rich reporting, custom application development, and machine automation. It also supports integration with other analytics platforms like Juniper Networks AppFormix and streaming analytics through technologies like Apache Kafka and its API.
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Comms Service Provider44%
Transportation Company11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
Computer Software Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company19%
Retailer7%
Media Company4%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
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 Juniper Contrail Networking is ranked 3rd in Software Defined Networking (SDN). Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while Juniper Contrail Networking 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 Prisma SD-WAN, whereas Juniper Contrail Networking is most compared with VMware NSX, Tungsten Fabric, VMware SD-WAN, 128 Technology SD-WAN and Nuage Networks.

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