Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500) vs. Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)
Score 8.1 out of 10
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The Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500) is a highly secure and highly available access-routing platform for service providers.N/A
Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Score 7.6 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
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Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
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Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

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Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Chose 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.
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.6 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.6 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(3 ratings)
7.5
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Well suited for10G aggregation at network edge. Small managed networks such as school districts or distributed enterprise campus. Not well suited to RPHY aggregation at network core — queuing in NCS540 results in jitter and poor RPHY performance. Allow port license purchases in smaller units. Better support for SLA performance monitoring capabilities would allow use as a box for 10G aggregation for Carrier Ethernet NNI handoff.
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Cisco
Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System is ideal in organizations with complex network infrastructures and that need advanced automation and security features will benefit greatly from this software, with its strong security capabilities and comprehensive automation features, this software is well suited for IT service providers. network, as it ensures optimized operations and greater customer satisfaction. Although the Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System offers a wide range of functions, the software's customization options are relatively limited. Organizations with unique network management requirements may require additional customizations.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Switching.
  • Routing.
  • Access.
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Cisco
  • Virtualizing routers.
  • Less power required compared to physical hardware.
  • High performance.
  • Configuration options
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Cons
Cisco
  • MPLS feature set on NCS520
  • Full support for RFC2544, Y.1564 across the product line
  • Greater clarity of the impact of smaller buffers on NCS540 when compared to other Qumran chipsets — some use cases like RPHY aggregation at network core are not a good fit.
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Cisco
  • Earlier software versions (3.x) have had many bugs
  • Templates have not been working until 4.x
  • The largest model 5412 could use a hardware refresh like all the smaller versions just had.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
Cisco NCS is smaller and for us newer. Better cost with similar capabilities.
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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
  • Relatively low cost access layer device.
  • Very cost effective means of getting 10G interfaces.
  • Some features available on other devices out of the box are more complex or absent on the NCS without licensing or assistance.
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Cisco
  • High uptime, dependable
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