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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

82%
1 Rating
9.0

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

90%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

Cisco Routers do well at everything from small home office networks that require basic security to large scale service provider implementations that include SD_WAN security. Their routers scale well and they have everything from small 4 port access routers to large enterprise Core routers that function as the backbone of very large networks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

It seems to me that it is a piece of equipment totally suitable for virtualization, it works perfectly either as an ISR or as an ASA Firewall. This 5000 series of equipment is a platform that is specifically designed and oriented to run VNF. This saves time and at the same time allows us to simplify operations.
Jose Manuel Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Segments the network.
  • Provides security through the use of Access Control Lists.
  • Makes routing decisions using routing protocols such as OSPF, RIP, BGP etc ...
  • Provides fault tolerance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • Smaller footprint
  • Less cooling required compared to physical hardware
  • Easy to allocate more compute resources to virtual guests if required.
  • Less power required compared to physical hardware
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Cisco Routers are more expensive than other competitors.
  • Cisco Routers require leaning of the command line interface, complicated stuff for non-technical people.
  • Interchangeability is limited with some other manufacturers because Cisco sometimes uses proprietary protocols.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • Ease of configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

Cisco and HPE Routers are comparable products. Both do the job well without many differences. I would say HP Routers are easier to configure but come with a small performance hit compared to Cisco routers of the same size/scope. Cisco has the brand recognition and many more certified professionals using them though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

It is used due to its great adaptability in large networks since it allows you to use different technologies, which is a very important factor since you save physical space but also allow you to continue enjoying the services.
Jose Manuel Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Cisco products have 99.9999% up time availability and it allows a quick ROI in terms of our production network being available when its needed.
  • Cisco routers perform network security tasks well and keeps our network secure without slowing down our business transactions.
  • Cisco productrs last longer than our previous vendors, this ROI has been significant in lower replacement costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • Saving on cabinet space due to smaller footprint
  • Easier to ship and handle than physical hardware
  • Princing is very similar to the combined price of what it replaces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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