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Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Ok so they're fast, check. They're secure, check. They're well made, check. So what would stop me from recommending at all?? Well they're not cheap, not at all. And it doesnt end there, if you want to keep these guys on the smart licensing track (which you do, believe me, it will save you headaches) then its even more money. But like they say, you get what you pay for!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

The best scenario for us was to use the NCS 5000 for video conferencing. With several remote branches, we required reliable bandwidth for remotely connecting with employees. The NCS 5000 delivered the bandwidth we needed and provided the quality even with some low bandwidth sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • Easy to use, simple to operate, highly predictable. IOS/IOS-XE is well known and there is a virtually limitless pool of engineers who know this platform and if not having direct experience, can apply knowledge from other IOS/IOS-XE with very little adjustment.
  • Extremely flexible due to wide variety of interfaces. NIM and SM-X provide a great deal options: TDM, E&M, FXO, FXS, switches and servers are all options.
  • Robust IP feature set: Routing protocols, NBAR, Netflow, QoS, DMVPN. This large IP feature set gives us the ISR makes it a highly re-usable router, capable in many different use cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

  • Higher port density allows for both higher bandwidth ports to the customer network as well as sufficient uplink capacity to the core.
  • Small rack space, smarter design, smaller footprint allows for more hardware the fit in the same amount of rack space.
  • Lower power consumption, less heat output results in savings within the data center environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • The UCS-E blades that you can insert into the routers only get refreshed every 4-5 years. So the cpu/memory/HDD options are limited and quite dated
  • Some LTE connectivity options for some countries are lacking or LTE NIM cards for some countries are not supported
  • Does not support dual power supply options for maintaining uptime from power events
Trevor Harley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

  • Bugs
  • Transport components stability
  • Tac response time in some xases
Carlos Bedia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.8
Based on 3 answers
We renew Cisco end of life devices with current models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

No score
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Usability

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Very easy to use, and very effective on our environment. Scalable, stable, and can support all routing protocols needed in most manufacturing environments. The security license is very effective.
Michael nabil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Support Rating

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.6
Based on 15 answers
As always the support from Cisco through the TAC has been great for this product. Of course, there are always some bugs to be expected, but to be honest, I think this platform is actually fairly stable and it builds on the IOS software that has been around for many years.
Bart Verbaandert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Implementation Rating

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.3
Based on 2 answers
Learn and experement first then roll out
Bert Schepler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

We did not compare the Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers to other competitors as we used Cisco for a long period of time already. We selected this product as we used a lot of CISCO products in the past and with good support. Other products don't have the protocols that CISCO products have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

We did not consider any other alternatives, the NCS 5000 fit the bill for what we were looking for and we pulled the trigger.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • deployment in different branches were quick and easy to be done
  • Same config push on all routers helped to get the setup done in few hours.
  • expansion is very easy with NIM available for different purpose whether it be WAN port or PRI or FXS port.
  • Cube license helps to increase the SIP channel as and when required as no hardware change is required which is very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

  • The lower power consumption helps in reducing costs, improves efficiency
  • Better port density leads to less chassis upgrades, less costly upgrades
  • Smaller footprint allows for more devices in the future within available colo space
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

General

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

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

General

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

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