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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

90%
3 Ratings
8.0

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

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.
Jose Manuel Castillo | 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 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • 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
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 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • Ease of configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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

Pricing Details

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

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.
Jose Manuel Castillo | 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 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • 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.
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

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