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Solution Comparison for SD-WAN

Published: 22 August 2019


I&O technical professionals struggle to pick an SD-WAN solution that best fits their need. This research establishes technical criteria to compare four market share leaders: Aryaka, Cisco (Viptela), Silver Peak and VMware. Organizations can also use these criteria to evaluate other market solutions.

Included in Full Research

  • Gartner’s SD-WAN Definition
  • Vendor Inclusion Rationale
  • Solution Comparison Criteria
  • Aryaka SmartCONNECT
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela)
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Strive to Create Your WAN Security Architecture in Tandem With Your SD-WAN Architecture
  • Be Cautious of Immature VNF-Based Solutions; Prefer Integrated Solutions
  • Classify Your Sites, and Determine Which Ones Can Go All-Internet
  • Keep Track of the Vendor’s ML-Based Solution for Dynamic Path Selection and Visibility
  • Assess the Vendor’s Multiple SD-WAN Migration Paths
  • Evaluate Supplementing Internet Transport With Over-the-Top Internet Services
  • Deploy Aryaka SmartCONNECT When …
  • Deploy Cisco Viptela When …
  • Deploy Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect When …
  • Deploy VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud When …


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