Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) vs. Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) provides software-defined WAN and integrated security features.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
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
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Offerings
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Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 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
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(17 ratings)
6.6
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
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Usability
8.2
(3 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.7
(8 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
This is effective for businesses who need a network solution that works more or less out of the box, without having to coordinate multiple additional devices in the configuration process. Correspondingly, users with needs for more advanced functionality or configurability, or modification may benefit from a different model or different product line.
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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
  • Seem to be well made and quality hardware and software
  • Setup is simple and has a great wizard for initial config
  • Well priced for a product in its category
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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
  • Right now in the ASR nine twenties, we're having an issue with its shooting out power adapter errors when there really isn't any. And we're not really sure we're working with Cisco Tex to see if it's a bug and if there's a bug fix.
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Cisco
  • Ease of configuration
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
They have proven themselves to be flexible, reliable and are a leader and standard in the industry.
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Cisco
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Usability
Cisco
I would rate these routers useability as 9/10 - I've designed and deployed Cisco solutions for the last 20 or so years, so, therefore, know what I am buying and try to get an understanding of the capabilities before deploying. The Cisco 1000 series Integrated Service Router is a rock-solid investment with great throughput "out of the box".
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Cisco
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Support Rating
Cisco
With any Cisco product, you are very well supported by the Technical Assistance Centre (TAC). This is one of the major plus points when selecting Cisco networking products - working in IT for the last 20years you soon appreciate that it is impossible to know everything and that there are people within Cisco you can lean-on when you need assistance.
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Cisco
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Train and practice!
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We have used DLink and Fortinet Routers. I find Cisco superior in management, reliability and overall network performance over the two. I will say Fortinet has not experienced any failures and does provide very similar functionality, I simply find Cisco to be my preferred Router hardware. I further base this on support. When things go wrong and they often can in networking, they Support team is excellent in helping identify and resolve the issue quickly
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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
  • Once they are installed they just work. Even when a device enters EOL/EOS they keep chugging along.
  • Good lifetime - they don't retire models so often that you can't keep up.
  • Good extended support, this allows us to keep them in place as long as possible (or practical) and increases our ROI.
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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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