Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) vs. Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)
Score 8.3 out of 10
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The Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) are designed specifically for the harsh, rugged environments often found in the energy and utility industries.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 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
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Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)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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Best Alternatives
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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
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(3 ratings)
6.1
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
The Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) is well suited in an enclosed environment where there is no air con in place, and it may get quite hot. It provides copper and fiber connections to the next site so if you have a fiber in place, it suits as well. As it's not designed for speed, so if you are after high speed links, such as 10G and above, it is not the choice.
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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
  • Resistant to many elements that its exposed to
  • Work well in higher temperatures
  • Compact enough to be installed in an inground box
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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
  • Harder to find and acquire than other routers
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Cisco
  • Ease of configuration
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Support Rating
Cisco
Have not had to use support yet but would follow our current Cisco process.
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Cisco
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
While the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms provide better throughput and thin chassis (1 RU) compared to the Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers, the Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers survive in a hot, non-ventilated/aircon enclosed environment and, at the same time, provide connectivity from the sites back to the data center.
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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
  • 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
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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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