Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000) vs. Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
Score 8.9 out of 10
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The Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000) are ruggedized routers for sub-stations, pole tops, and other harsh environments, for utilities providers.N/A
Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Score 7.7 out of 10
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The Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000) is a router designed to support network function virtualization (NFV).N/A
Pricing
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Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Top Pros
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
This tool is suitable for smart grid environments where remote monitoring and control is required, and arguably it may be a little less appropriate for organizations with limited resources for initial implementation and configuration. But in general it can help improve the efficiency of the electrical grid. Its advanced security, scalability and analytical capabilities distinguish it from other similar programs.
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Cisco
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.
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Pros
Cisco
  • 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.
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Cisco
  • 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
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Cons
Cisco
  • Improve integration with other systems
  • Some advanced features may require complex configuration
  • Some functions take a long time
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Cisco
  • Ease of configuration
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
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Cisco
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.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Improvement in operational efficiency
  • Reduced downtime
  • Greater reliability in the electrical network
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Cisco
  • 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.
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