2020-01-09T06:15:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco SD-WAN?


Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We pay for the Cisco Customer Care support, which is a couple of hundred dollars. There are no fees in addition to this.

2020-03-16T06:56:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I don't know much about the pricing because, at present, we used some simulators to test the software for clients. The pricing does not always match up with what our lab predictions are. We give information to the customers, and we give them some knowledge about the products and we explain the differences between the different vendors, like Juniper, and other vendors small vendors like Altera Technology. Ultimately, the client decides which vendor they will go with.

2020-03-16T06:56:11Z
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Top 5Real User

The pricing of the solution is okay. Previously we used Cisco Prime and found we were wasting a lot. This is much better for us and our clients. However, it's still expensive.

2020-03-16T06:56:08Z
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Top 10Real User

Typically, we work to offer our customer autonomy, however, we do offer maintenance packages. Typically, we'll sell co-management packages to clients whereby they choose the priority of the application on the network and we will manage all of what is programmed on the customer's behalf.

2020-03-05T08:39:48Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution is subscription-based. It is quite pricy, as compared to its competitors, for example, Fortinet. You can see the pricing on the Cisco site, and my understanding is that it's the same pricing across Europe. There are extra costs involved, however, because if you have an on-premises model, you have to buy the equipment. There are also costs associated with technical support.

2020-02-23T06:17:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

The solution is not cheap. Most customers are now moving from an APEX spending model to an OPEX spending model. The licenses are pretty expensive. There are additional support costs which is not inexpensive. Licensing, support, product, technology, and everything in the Cisco SD-WAN solution costs. I think it's the most expensive solution on the market.

2020-02-02T10:42:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Setup cost is reasonably standard as it gives a complete WAN link utilization with perfomance of QoS

2020-01-09T06:15:00Z
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