Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect Overview

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is the #7 ranked solution of our top WAN Edge tools. It's rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to CloudGenix: Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect vs CloudGenix

What is Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect?

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is also known as Unity EdgeConnect.

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect Buyer's Guide

Download the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2020

Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect Customers
Aramex, Clair, Ascent, First Bank, Harley-Davidson
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reviewer1275930
IT Executive Leader / Innovator at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
Aug 24, 2020
Has enabled considerable money savings and reduction in traffic

What is our primary use case?

The use cases are pretty broad simply because we were optimizing the network and the use case if a site had multiple MPLS locations or they were paying for MPLS point to point connections. The main use case was to eliminate the MPLS through the primary carrier, like AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile. We would identify all of those use cases where any site that was leveraging a service called Aryaka which was a whole mesh network. We were removing all of that and migrating to Silver Peak over the internet.

Pros and Cons

  • We had several clients that were paying $7,500 a month for an MPLS line for one single 10 megabit circuit and we were able to take that from $7,500 a month down to $500 a month for two 10 megabits circuits that added redundancy where before they did not have redundancy and it gave them a much better throughput.
  • Their WAN optimization in terms of wireless connectivity doesn't have a very good cellular capability.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • You typically will license the hardware and you license the software to access the hardware capabilities. The price will range anywhere from a hundred to $300 a month. There are no additional costs.

What other advice do I have?

Out of the 2.7 million that we saved over two years about half came from MPLS and half came from Aryaka savings. Silver Peak needs to come up with a 5G solution. They are clearly the leader in the SDWAN software-defined networking for wide area networks. When you're shipping outside of a domestic you well better have your paperwork and documentation set properly. Otherwise, you are going to get in trouble with the government which is typically the United States and the government that you're sending the device to. If you're sending one to France, Germany, anywhere in Europe, there have very…
reviewer1137387
Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jun 21, 2020
Easy and manageable network solution

What is our primary use case?

I worked on some projects in Panama and Mexico. I did a large project in Mexico making equipment with at least 80 to 85 branches. We used Orchestrator and EdgeConnect Service Provider.

Pros and Cons

  • First and foremost, it enables the customer to deploy high availability connections. This kind of solution enables them to deploy these HA connections for policies mostly automatically. It's a more automated approach than with other vendors.
  • They have to implement more security with it. The security, mainly their firewall functions, have to be included in the firewall features.

What other advice do I have?

My main advice regarding the SD-WAN product is to do research the customer's topology well. A good understanding of the customer's policies and the customer's implemented technologies, their topology, is important. It is important that they have a good design because the design is the key to success in this kind of space. It is same when we were working with WAN optimization. You have to do good research before implementing a product. The key is still the same. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate them at eight. What I learned from working with them was that their approach is to simplify…
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Lipaz Hessel
Solutions Architect at Gilat telecom
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Aug 30, 2020
An end-to-end solution that is simple to use and supports asymmetric lines

What is our primary use case?

We are a service provider that uses satellite communications to offer solutions that are built using products from multiple vendors. We call our product SD-WAN Max and it includes applications from vendors such as Silver Peak, Fortinet, and others to help customers best leverage their options. Unity EdgeConnect is one of the products that make up SD-WAN Max. Our customers include enterprises that are managing their HQ and ISPs.

Pros and Cons

  • The most valuable feature is the support for asymmetric lines.
  • The security can be improved, with the firewall for example, because they supply a basic one but not a UTM.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • The licensing fees depend on the bandwidth. As an example of what we charge our customers, for 100MB without Boost, the price is approximately $2,000. That includes the licensing and the unit.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing EdgeConnect is not to try doing it alone. Select a good partner because there are many things that you have to know and need to be considered. It is an easy solution, but there are limitations that you have to be aware of. Overall, this is a good product but if they had UTM then it would be great. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.