6 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 9.2 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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

Situations that call for a networking switch that doesn't have (or need) all the bells and whistles. Excellent for core networking from layer 3 up. Good for straightforward vlanning, vlan tagging, QoS/CoS, and trunking. VRRP implementation is robust and reliable, although it does not always play nice with open-sourced implementations (like CARP) especially when competing for a shared channel.
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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Hardware reliability.
  • MLAG connections for redundancy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Tech Support
  • Their support website is very difficult to navigate.
Darren Tingey | 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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

Extreme Ethernet Switches 10.0
Based on 2 answers
There hasn't been a single problem with the code or hardware that hasn't been resolved in a timely fashion. You get technicians who know the product and who will work with you to get things fixed. That being said, I never ran into a problem with Cisco tech support either. I love that both groups were willing to teach me as they fixed things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

Overall the Extreme's CLI is more intuitive that Cisco's. At a core networking perspective the two are probably equal in terms of performance. When we were last upgrading our infrastructure networking Cisco Sales were not as interested in us since we are (by their definition) a 'small shop', whereas Extreme Sales gave us proper treatment and made sure we bought what we needed.
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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Downtime due to switching has decreased and/or became a non-issue.
Darren Tingey | 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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

General

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

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