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- 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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Product has been around for a long time and the stability and features are excellent. Now that Oracle owns it, its long-term viability is both improved (given Oracle isn't going anywhere anytime soon), but all the layers of bureaucracy and auditing that Oracle is famous for comes along with it.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Failsafe- ability to aggregate low cost link and increase enterprise WAN bandwidth and also provide safe failor over in case of link interruption, with almost zero drops. In a lab test for voice it works perfectly for voice. Config Change without system interruption (change config and apply it during Maintenance windows). Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Talari Aware management solution very complex to set up useful dashboards Management interface seems overly complex (7.3), though this was supposedly improved in 9.0 Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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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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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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So far so good. I have no problems with support; they were able to deliver a good service to us every time we needed it.
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Implementation was as per design and all best practice configuration was followed.
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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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While I haven't looked at Silverpeak in a long time and haven't used any of the other big players, this product is a dedicated SD-WAN solution, so no need to get a combination device, unless that's important. We will likely implement SD-WAN through our next firewall platform refresh as a backup to Talari.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review lowes oue WAN links Cost Lower our Tshoot time /remote office Read full review ScreenShots