Most SD-WAN customers run Proof-of-Value (PoV) or Production Pilot of a vendor SD-WAN solution as part of their SD-WAN solution evaluation and purchasing process. But this critical pre-sales activity usually involve significant planning, time and resources from both the customer and vendor to make the PoV possible. Criterion Networks has streamlined and simplified the Cisco SD-WAN PoV process with Cisco SD-WAN Designer and Hosted PoV offerings.
Criterion SD-WAN Designer offering allows users to plan, design and spin up PoV by using a drag-drop canvas. It allows users to build various Cisco SD-WAN topologies instantly and allows users to seamlessly run PoV that includes both virtual vEdges in the cloud and physical vEdges in customer premises. It is feature-rich and comes with WAN impairment toolset and traffic generator for emulating underlay transports such as MPLS and Internet.
Criterion also provides end to end suite of enablement offerings such as workshops, learning labs and sandboxes to make cisco partners and customers PoV ready.