We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily."
"I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."
"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 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."
"They have a lot of built-ins. There are so many applications defined inside the solution. It makes it so that we don't have to create some policies. Each and every application is already defined in it."
"Application response time and network performance could be improved."
"They should include a network switch in a future release."
"Technical support is in need of improvement."
"VeloCloud needs improvement in terms of its security features."
"Reports could be simplified."
"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"
"The solution doesn't offer failover between their own devices. If I want to, I should be able to put the two devices at the side, so there can be a failover."
"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."
"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."
"The price is reasonable for this solution, but the only challenge for us is that the Rand currency fluctuates to the dollar and provides some complexities. The price might go up just because the Rand has actually lost value."
"The cost of VMware SD-WAN is high, but I think you can still get better pricing if your volume is high."
"The price of the solution could be reduced."
"My understanding is that the pricing is in the same range as other solutions."
Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead also provides better visibility into application and network performance and the end user experience plus control through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking and path selection based on centralized, business intent-based policies for what you want to achieve as a business.
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of softwarebased network technologies that virtualize WAN connections to provide agility,
performance and reliability for network traffic between remote and branch offices to
data centers and the cloud.
SD-WAN leverages cloud-hosting to simplify deployment and management of
network devices and employs traffic steering to applications in the data center and
the cloud. It combines the bandwidth of broadband with existing WAN connections to
more efficiently and cost-effectively connect users to data center and cloud-based
applications from any location in the network.
SD-WAN optimizes traffic over multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband,
LTE) to deliver traffic across the network, delivering a better user experience to any
location. SD-WAN will dynamically steer traffic to the best available link, and if the
available links show any transmission issues, it will immediately apply remediation for
jitter and packet loss based on policies to ensure performance of the high-priority
Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 15th in WAN Edge with 2 reviews while VMware SD-WAN is ranked 3rd in WAN Edge with 20 reviews. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.0, while VMware SD-WAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SD-WAN writes "Scalable, has DMPO to ensure data integrity, good technical support, and zero-touch set up". Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX, Silver Peak VX and Ipanema IpIengine, whereas VMware SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF and CloudGenix. See our Riverbed Steelhead vs. VMware SD-WAN report.
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