6 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

The best scenarios for the Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) is for outdoor exposures with little supporting infrastructure. I also recommend multiple fiber or copper connections since the network may have issues in the environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

No problems with any of the Cisco 900 Series [Integrated Services Routers] (ISR) platform features within the enterprise environment. Because these devices are running a version of IOS XE as opposed to traditional IOS, some of the more 'basic' configurations can become more complex. In the end the 900 series is still able to provide the required functionality, but there is a learning curve.
Anonymous | 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 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • Works great as a full-featured but small router for remote sites
  • Can handle more traffic than it even advertises!
  • Well priced option for smaller or less critical sites
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Harder to find and acquire than other routers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • Pay as you grow model of licensing, but a pain to implement
  • Service impacting license application
  • Configuration complexity
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Have not had to use support yet but would follow our current Cisco process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

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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 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

Cisco Catalyst Switches are technically faster and easier to deploy, but don't provide the same flexibility when it comes to 10Gbps services or advanced routing. There are corner cases where having IOS XE on the 900 series ISRs provides the functionality required for complex applications where the Catalyst can not. Having the option to scale the number of active ports on the 900 series ISR helps in keeping costs at an appropriate level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Easy to show ROI based on the value of the solar array.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • Lots of money saved in downgrading from less useful and older full-sized routers at small sites
  • Time saved having to learn new commands (web GUI works great)
  • Saves time training staff to manage them
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

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

General

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

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