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Score 7.8 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

8.1

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

81%
2 Ratings
9.0

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

90%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

73%
2 Ratings

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

These may not be the fastest or latest [technology] when it comes to routers, but for their class, they are great. If you were you put a similarly priced router out in the places these things can run it would be dead within a year. Also, you don't need to have an elaborate networking closet to get these into. They work well in small, hot, or potentially dusty places with ease.
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 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Rugged construction
  • No special heating or cooling requirements
  • Part of the Cisco ecosystem, so no special maintenance
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 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Cisco has some troubles with licensing hardware still unless you're on smart licensing
  • Price with Cisco equipment is usually high
  • Bugs found in the interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • Ease of configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

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

Support Rating

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Have not had to use support yet but would follow our current Cisco process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

We didn't look outside of the Cisco branded routers since we wanted to manage it as part of the enterprise and not have a "one-off" router.
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 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Saved money on replacing standard routers that die in those environments
  • Saved time with the easy linking and connection options
  • Given us peace of mind that the device will continue to run without intervention
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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