Cisco vs. VMware

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SD-WAN via Cisco vs. VMware

What's the difference?

vmware partner - business internet provider idahocisco meraki partnerBlackfoot partners with Cisco and VMware for our SD-WAN solution. Based on your needs and the available connectivity at your location, we'll use Cisco Meraki MX or VeloCloud by VMware.

Feature Cisco Meraki VMware VeloCloud
Highly scalable (1,000+ branches)
Centralized orchestration and automation for branch management and expansion
Real-time network performance monitoring including packet loss, latency, jitter statistics for WAN uplinks
Supports multiple WAN uplinks – Ethernet, LTE, MPLS
Zero-touch deployment to streamline branch expansion
Network and application-based traffic steering
Direct Internet Breakout (DIB) allows branches access to cloud applications directly through public internet using a single appliance
Basic SD-WAN and security features in one appliance
Unified Threat Management including IDS/IPS, advanced malware protection, content and URL filtering
Active/Active/Standby VPN – Utilize 2 WAN uplinks in an active/active configuration with 4G/LTE on standby in the event of failure of both wired WAN uplinks
Flexible, sophisticated, full-featured SD-WAN solution
Dynamic multi-path load balancing monitors all WAN uplinks on a continuous basis and if issues arise, traffic is steered proactively, dynamically and automatically on a sub-second basis to alternative transport path(s)
Supports virtual Edge (vEdge) on AWS or Azure cloud instances – securely extending your network into the cloud
Active/Active/Active VPN – Utilize up-to 3 WAN uplinks including 4G/LTE
2-armed gateway configuration provides ability to connect to external MPLS networks or attach private cloud on-ramping