2020-01-07T06:27:00Z

What is your primary use case for Cisco SD-WAN?

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How do you or your organization use this solution?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

When I was working at BT Telecom, we used Cisco SD-WAN for IP telephony. In my current position in this company, we use this solution to classify network traffic and send the IP packets to the appropriate link.

2021-06-03T10:08:47Z
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Top 20Real User

Our retail clients use this solution to connect their branches.

2021-05-27T05:51:33Z
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Top 20Reseller

We implemented and currently support some clients using Cisco SD-WAN. Essentially, everything is moving to the cloud. There is a big shift from the traditional network operator-based infrastructure to a fully cloud-native kind of infrastructure for companies. People don't want to deal with so many providers. The network provider, the cybersecurity provider, another company managing the routers and firewalls, et cetera. Everything is moving to the cloud to simplify things. The shift to SD-WAN is motivated by business reasons. It allows for cutting costs. Traditional networking forms for data centers are simply too expensive, too slow, and very time-consuming to maintain. Today with the SASE architecture, it's very easy to immediately deploy the cloud to have one subscription for one set of services. With one subscription, you have full access to a dedicated network that is much faster than the traditional MNTL networks that traditional data centers are using. Plus, you have integrated cybersecurity and a fully dedicated private backbone that is essentially spreading across the globe. People don't want to delegate to British telecom off to Verizon anymore, handing their network into another company managing the security into another company managing the networking infrastructure. With SD-WAN, especially with solutions based on the SASE framework, they pay one subscription fee each month, and one single company is managing everything.

2021-05-15T06:02:48Z
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Top 5MSP

We use it to manage hospitals and clinics in my country.

2021-05-11T17:39:36Z
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Top 10Real User

We primarily work with branches of small businesses and enterprise-level organizations.

2021-02-11T14:27:16Z
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Top 20Reseller

As a company, we are a Cisco Premier Partner and we work as a system integrator and reseller. As for myself, I currently work simultaneously with Cisco and Fortinet for SD-WAN solutions. Because we're only an integrator and not an ISP-level company, we haven't engaged with that many SD-WAN projects, and our typical line of work involves using Cisco products in bank solutions, such as for branch connectivity.

2021-02-03T14:04:25Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use the solution for data centers with several providers. We also use the solution for branch offices. We have used it on 20 branch offices in one instance and the other instance has about 90 remote sites.

2021-01-23T10:05:52Z
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Top 20Real User

Our primary use case is providing the servicing of this solution globally. Cisco is an experienced vendor, which is the main reason we chose this solution.

2021-01-06T17:14:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Normally, you use it for the internet connection.

2020-11-16T19:21:59Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using it for load balancing our network bandwidth. We haven't implemented it yet at any office. It will be done probably in a week.

2020-11-03T10:37:57Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. the primary use case is interconnecting offices. The main functionality includes a secure firewall, cloud access security broker (CASB), and zero-trust configuration.

2020-10-20T04:19:21Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a service provider and we plan to provide a managed service to our customers using this product.

2020-10-11T08:58:19Z
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Top 20MSP

We use Cisco SD-WAN for a VPN, and we create the DNS in Fortinet. We have used this solution for data centers and failover tests for disaster recovery.

2020-10-11T08:58:00Z
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Top 20Real User

With my first client on Viptela were getting MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Service). That is a type of communications network that most of the major providers like Verizon offer. They were paying roughly $3,000 a month for each one of their 30 branches. That was giving them 10 megabits per second. We replaced that with the likes of Verizon Fios and Comcast. Each one of those business internet services cost about $200 apiece per month. The cost of the SD-WAN was maybe another $200. So for $600 a month, we replaced something that was costing them $3000 a month, and they were getting a minimum of about 50 megabits-per-second upload and download.

2020-09-23T06:09:54Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a solution provider and Cisco SD-WAN is one of the products that we implement for our customers. I am a pre-sales engineer and help with the consultancy.

2020-09-23T06:09:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have deployed Cisco Meraki devices at 107 locations to connect with the cloud for centralized management. We are using MX68, MS120, and MR33. We are currently also considering Cisco Meraki for another project for implementation at 28 locations. We have a team of three members looking into different solutions and vendors. We're looking into the firewall, SD-WAN, and email certificate.

2020-09-03T07:49:49Z
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Top 20Real User

Full replacement of office to office, office to data center, and data center to data center MPLS and private lines with commodity Internet and SD-WAN.

2020-03-24T20:12:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution for our web gateway, VPN, and access control.

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

Our primary use case is for the web gateway and VPN server and for access list control. We basically use the solution as a minimal requirement for the network gateway. We have about 50 users. I work as a network analyst and we're vendors, not a direct partner of Cisco.

2020-03-16T06:56:19Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There are a few use cases. We work, for example, with a telecom that provides end solutions to end users across different countries.

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

The solution allows us to manage a network or manage policies and goals from the cloud.

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

We are network providers. SD-WAN is one of the main options we offer to our customers. Clients primarily use the solution for three main reasons. The first is for cost savings when accessing the internet. The second is access to the cloud. The third is to allow customers a kind of autonomy with management over the network.

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

Here in Pakistan, there are few deployments of Cisco SD-WAN. We are trying to push Cisco to our clients. But the issue is that the prices of the competitors are too high. So it's very difficult to capture the market here in Pakistan. As you know, practice in Pakistan, the market is under development and Pakistan is a developing country and they are looking for a cheap solution at a price to achieve in terms of price comparison with other windows.

2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
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Real User

There is a commercial bank here in our region, and they want to eliminate expensive and MPLS lines. They've been looking to implement internet SD-WAN solutions and to have them in their central system as two uplinks. One is service provided and another one is for added services.

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

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. One of our customers has approximately 100 branches that were linked together using Cisco SD-WAN in multiple phases. In the first phase, they started with 40 branches. In the head office, they have two MPLS links and two internet links. In each branch, they have one of each. Before implementing this solution, they could not do both things at the same time.

2020-02-05T08:05:10Z
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MSP

Our primary use case generally relates to customers looking to reduce their MPLS costs. In addition, many of our customers are moving to the cloud, which can handle both on-prem and cloud services, a hybrid solution. Finally, some of our customers are looking to move towards new technologies and will choose this solution, but the primary use cases are the first two - reduction of MPLS costs, using multiple modes of transport, and managing and control of technologies. We deal mainly with large enterprise companies. A few years ago customers were not aware of SD-WAN or they were not looking to migrate to SD-WAN, but now whenever there is talk around WAN, 95% of the customers are moving to SD-WAN.

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

I recently provided Cisco SD-WAN to one of my customers for the first time. This customer had a traditional network and had been happy with the conversion to a software-defined WAN.

2020-01-09T06:15:00Z
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Real User

I primarily use this solution for remote connectivity.

2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
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