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CloudGenix Cooks Cisco in SD-WAN Bakeoff

CloudGenix announced today the preliminary results of the ongoing iWANT CloudGenix Challenge, a multi-round competition pitting CloudGenix against Cisco for the title of most powerful SD-WAN solution. After more than 30 challenges at locations across the United States, the CloudGenix Instant-On Network (ION) product emerges as the clear winner, beating Cisco in functionality, speed, ease-of-use, and cost savings.

"Enterprises are waking up to the possibilities of dramatically simplifying their networks, lowering WAN costs by as much as 50%, and rapidly deploying cloud-based applications with SD-WAN," said Lou Fini, regional vice president at Forsythe. "However, not all SD-WANs are created equal. Unlike the alternatives -- traditional legacy packet-routed approaches -- CloudGenix provides an application-defined fabric that allows customers to set App-SLAs for performance, security, and compliance for application delivery to the remote office. Customers that take the iWANT CloudGenix Challenge see firsthand the benefits of an app-defined fabric, including more flexibility, enhanced performance and security."

For the Challenge, customers follow these steps to evaluate products from Cisco and CloudGenix:

  • Set up and configure the WAN, including remote office locations and data centers. Ensure that multiple forms of connectivity, such as Internet broadband and MPLS, are used in active-active mode.
  • Enable direct-to-Internet selectively for cloud-based applications (Microsoft Office 365,, Box, etc.) with performance-based load balancing across other paths.
  • Monitor network SLA and application SLA.

Despite Cisco's attempts to stifle the direct customer feedback from this Challenge, over 30 customers have now verified and reported the results of the bakeoff. CloudGenix with its Instant On Networks (ION) SD-WAN solution uniquely offers the ability to deliver cloud applications to the remote office with high performance and availability, eliminates the need for a large number of complex routing protocols, natively provides actionable intelligence on network and app SLAs, and dramatically simplifies networking.

Video showcasing the results of the Challenge from Cisco Live! earlier this year


Published Wednesday, November 09, 2016 10:25 AM by David Marshall
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