VMware SD-WAN Valuable Features

CIO at freelanceitengineer

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.

One of the things they've done is they've made it user-friendly. If you're a multi-national company and you've got company in France, England, United States, and also in the Southern hemisphere like Australia, and you've got a manufacturing plant, you can see how your plants are performing. You can see the kind of connectivity, as well as the resiliency between each manufacturing plant.

You know whether your internet provider is performing to their service level agreements.

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RA
ISM Network Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

Their QOE, or Quality Of Experience, is the most valuable feature. Basically, VeloCloud measures the latency and the chatter and everything on a voice application, and it just routes the traffic or duplicates the packets according to that chatter. 

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.

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Senior Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

There is a cloud gateway feature that centrally locates every space, which you don't get with Cisco. The cloud gateway is a very good feature for scaling purposes, etc. It's a very simple feature. In fact, everything about VeloCloud is quite simple, including the concept of the circuits, and, from a  technical perspective, it's not as challenging as Cisco VPNs. They have VPN 0, VPN 1, VPN 2, VPN 3, but they're very simple in that approach — the concept of circuits. Overall, I think both products are good. 

Cisco has begun to push its SD-WAN code within all of its ISR routers. This has made deployment quite challenging. With VeloCloud, deployment is much easier because they include all of their own hardware.

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Solutions Architect at Jedi Global Teknologi

The most valuable feature is the Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), which allows the customer to maintain and monitor their link quality in real-time. It will tell them whether the performance is good, bad, or degrading.

This solution is quite easy to use.

They have their own gateway offering where they have sensors in front of the applications like Office 365 and G Cloud. It is a unique advantage compared to other SD-WAN vendors.

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Founder at SDWAN Clan

It's true, zero-touch provisioning. Anyone can migrate over to VeloCloud, it's that simple, just plug in the necessary cables and it's done.

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TM
Director Solutions Engineering at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is fairly similar to other solutions. It has the capability for testing link connectivity, which is its unique feature from a control perspective.

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Chief Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are the orchestration layer, plug and play capabilities, and also the fact that you can either configure it as a full mesh or hard install. Even though fully meshed is limited, it is still a good feature.

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GT
Manager, Technical Solutions at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

I have found the optimization feature that acts to ensure the quality of the services running on the overlay to be most valuable.

VMware SD-WAN is a more complete product because of the SD-WAN feature.

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Regional Technical Manager at Nestingtech

The most valuable feature for one of our customers is the ability to stage cloud workloads from the local network.

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NE
Technical Lead at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

VeloCloud developed DMPO to increase performance and connectivity.

VeloCloud provides very good performance, support, portal configuration, and service integration — I think that it's perfect.

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MP
Principal Sales Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the dynamic multipath optimization. This is something that other competing products do not have.

Zero-touch provisioning makes it very easy to set up.

The single path optimization features are useful.

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BV
Cloud & Network team lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is manageability. 

It is easy to plug in new sites and provision new sites. 

It's very straightforward. It's difficult to find fault with this solution.

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GT
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The dashboard is very comprehensive, where you can see all of the sites with a map. You can click through using the map, which is easy to do.

They make use of a combination of different internet lines, which improves quality.

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MU
Network Infrastructure Security Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is load balancing.

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MC
Telecommunicatios and Electronics Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable features of this solution are the security endpoints and the VeloCloud.

Some of the best features are the SD-WAN platform for VMware and the NSX network virtualization.

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MV
Telecommunications Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

It is very simple to configure. When you use the cloud to configure the equipment, it has zero-touch provisioning.

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