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"The solution is a whole vertical solution, so it doesn't need any other components in order to provide basic features.""The dashboard is user-friendly. It's very simple to use.""The Meraki SD-WAN solution is simple to deploy.""The dashboard is the solution's most valuable feature.""The solution's ability to prioritize traffic is its most valuable feature.""This product has a simple configuration that can be accessed through a web interface or the API.""This is a high availability solution that is easy to configure and has a nice GUI.""The most interesting feature is the amount of information you can get from overseeing the system from a centralized place."

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"The most valuable feature for one of our customers is the ability to stage cloud workloads from the local network.""The most valuable feature is the Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), which allows the customer to maintain and monitor their link quality in real-time.""Proactively detects where problems might arise.""The agility to per-packet direct application flows.""The most valuable feature is load balancing.""They make use of a combination of different internet lines, which improves quality.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization.""The biggest feature is called D.M.P.O., or Dynamic Multipath Optimization, which is one of the technologies that they use to deliver or ensure data integrity."

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"The adoption of endpoint services or endpoint security should be developed in future releases.""The solution could be improved if it added more features, especially monitoring and reporting features.""They stopped doing WAN optimization as a feature set, which is lacking. They need to relook at that and consider WAN optimization as an option.""The solution lacks a certain amount of functionality and features.""The solution needs a multi-use provider portal.""It should be easier to install BGP and it should have a better backup.""When there is an issue, I find it difficult to figure out what is going wrong because the logs do not provide as much information as solutions from HP.""There could be more options for integration between other devices — sort of being able to more easily make everything integrated in one solution."

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"Technical support is in need of improvement.""VeloCloud needs improvement in terms of its security features.""Reports could be simplified.""Complex deployment and integration.""The cost of VeloCloud could be lowered.""There is room for improvement with respect to security.""There is no security included, which is something that should be improved.""They need more gateways"

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"Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years.""The licensing fees are approximately $1,000 USD annually.""The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive.""Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase."

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"VeloCloud performs as well as the Cisco SD-WAN but it is cheaper in price.""The price of this solution is higher than that of other SD-WAN vendors.""The price of this solution should be lower.""The pricing is very comparable to Fortinet."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We are currently reviewing various SD-WAN vendors for our infrastructure and what I found lacking with Cisco Meraki is that you cannot use Active/Active HA with two MX devices. Only HA is available… more »
Top Answer: The solution is very stable.
Top Answer: Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years.
Top Answer: VeloCloud offers a hybrid deployment model i.e. you can have MPLS and SD WAN running simultaneously while Cisco only supports single deployment scenario.
Top Answer: Cisco SD-WAN has a true software defined architecture separating out the Control, Data and Management/Orchestration layers. It has the best in breed hardware, routing capabilities, integrated Security… more »
Top Answer:  The agility to per-packet direct application flows.
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Overview

Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.

VeloCloud provides bandwidth expansion as well as direct optimal access to enterprise and cloud applications, and data. It also enables virtual services insertion in cloud and on premise — while dramatically improving operational automation. VeloCloud SD-WAN enables the use of wired or wireless broadband Internet with or without traditional MPLS to create enterprise grade wide area networks with increased bandwidth, high performance access to cloud, service insertion and extensive network visibility.

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École Jeannine ManuelRedmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPM
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Comms Service Provider29%
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Hospitality Company14%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company28%
Media Company6%
Retailer4%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider28%
Retailer5%
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Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 12 reviews while VeloCloud is ranked 5th in SD-WAN with 9 reviews. Meraki SD-WAN is rated 7.8, while VeloCloud is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VeloCloud writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Cradlepoint NetCloud, Versa FlexVNF, VMware NSX and CloudGenix, whereas VeloCloud is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Versa FlexVNF, CloudGenix and Cato Networks.

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