Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) vs. Cisco Catalyst IR1800 Rugged Series Routers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) is a SD-WAN ready router.N/A
Cisco Catalyst IR1800 Rugged Series Routers
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst IR1800 Rugged Series Routers is a solution designed to deliver performance, security, and flexibility to help accelerate the user's digitization journey at the edge.N/A
Pricing
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Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)Cisco Catalyst IR1800 Rugged Series Routers
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)Cisco Catalyst IR1800 Rugged Series Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(25 ratings)
7.9
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.9
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(3 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)Cisco Catalyst IR1800 Rugged Series Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
- It is well suited for companies that have a big WAN environment, this devices can fit in there easily and have multiple provider circuits. - Well suited for private cloud environments where multi tenancy is required, - Device can be used as IPN/ISN device as it supports jumbo frames for an ACI multi-site/remote leaf deployment. - Device is well suited for branches that have their own DIA and MPLS circuits.
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Cisco
My company is not so big to test the router on its highest limits. I can tell only that it works great and does not ask us for unexpected maintenance, service or unpleasant surprises. It works perfect and makes it's job the best.
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Pros
Cisco
  • These routers are very good at performing 24x7! This is key to running an organization where employees are working 24x7.
  • The ZBFW feature works especially well to help lockdown and protect your network.
  • Having the ability to perform in-service upgrades is a key feature in keeping your network up at all times.
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Cisco
  • Partakes minimal disruptions under mobility while in use by technicians.
  • Has high bandwidths
  • The routers are secure from multiple network attacks.
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Cons
Cisco
  • The ASR 1000 series routers can, as with most devices, improve with additional memory capacity and upgraded chip sets for faster processing.
  • There seems to be limitations on the number of routing sessions the smaller ASR devices can handle, which can be overcome with proper planning and placement within the network.
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Cisco
  • Programming can be complicated for new users
  • An easier VPN setup would be a good value add to this product
  • PoE for IP Phones requires an add-on daughter card
  • The daughter card add expense and requires that the 800 series unit be opened to install card
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
The device without a doubts performs at the level required and expected, we can renew it and use it as we have been using it for years. The device can be used as DCI, IPN/ISN, or even private cloud for customer circuit handoff, it also supports IPSec properly. The device is well suited in multiple segments of the network.
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Cisco
We are already looking at more purchases
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Usability
Cisco
All our modular contingency service exercises use this equipment, it allows us to perform this type of exercises very easily, in a controlled and effective way. It is used at least once a month for these types of events. It also allows configuration replication in computers that are under the same model.
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Cisco
My experience is that there is always something that proves to be just a bit tedious to get figured out but once you do it is easily duplicated
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
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Cisco
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
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Performance
Cisco
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Cisco
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
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Support Rating
Cisco
We have received training on the equipment, which has made us add more networks on our own, we provide first level support, we validate the publication of the equipment and we can satisfy the needs of our internal clients in terms of the prompt recovery of the affected services
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Cisco
People have bad days and some things are deemed not critical enough to fix.
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Online Training
Cisco
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Cisco
My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Implementation was as per design and all best practice configuration was followed.
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Cisco
The more you can plan in advance the easier the deployment will be.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
Before standardizing on the Cisco ASR 1000 we had explored the idea of using Juniper routers. Ultimately we felt the Cisco ASR 1000 was a better fit at the time. We have been very happy with this decision, but it might not be the right decision for everyone. It fit our environment and our needs very well, Juniper is also a very good choice.
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Cisco
The Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR routers have proven to be more reliable than the standard ISR routers within moving vehicles.
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Scalability
Cisco
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Cisco
Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • It is a healthy return on investment with planned packed size data. Average unicast latency is low and consistent with small and large packets (barring mid-sized).
  • Cisco devices last longer and also have a decent trade-in policy to recover some value when equipment is replaced.
  • Higher concurrent IPSec tunnels are offered, we tested for 1500+, fielding both encrypted and a mix of encrypted and cleartext traffic.
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Cisco
  • 800 Series units are a great value for very small sites
  • The 800 series have allowed us to be agile in the opening of sites quickly in under-served rural areas.
  • The only downside is having to renew the support every few years.
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