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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Ciena 5400 Family

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Cisco Optical Networking

Cisco Optical Networking solutions typically does well in long-range DWDM installs, and with recent improvements with IP/Optical convergence, it might be a good solution for eVPN leaf-spine architecture. We think it is not appropriate for edge installs which require mux and demux, as it is not very cost-effective.
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Pros

Ciena 5400 Family

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Cisco Optical Networking

  • Convergence of IP and optical networking
  • Port scalability especially using 400G ports
  • Packet Optical solution
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Cons

Ciena 5400 Family

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Cisco Optical Networking

  • Bugs on software IOS XR
  • Migration from legacy gears
  • Cost of NCS and new gen is too steep compared to competitors
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ciena 5400 Family

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Cisco Optical Networking

  • Reduced price/port has helped to increase capacity
  • Cheaper port cost has enhanced more redundancy and lesser downtime
  • Optical Network management has lowered man-power for maintenance
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Pricing Details

Ciena 5400 Family

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco Optical Networking

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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