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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

80%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

80%
2 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 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

The Cisco 5500 Series NCS appears to be well suited as a fairly simple core network device that doesn't require a lot of one-off configuration setup. It may have some restrictions if used as a peering and/or edge device due to control-plane protection design and QoS/TCAM memory and Forwarding capacity. The 5501 is well suited as a switch due to mature code and hardware capability.
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 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

  • Large bandwidth per blade at 36x100Gb.
  • IOS-XR for full functionality of automation and service provider experience.
  • Great price per port when looking at the scaling opportunity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

  • Ease of configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

  • When upgrading components of the NCS 5500 it can take a particularly long time and many steps to confirm additional components. Have all updates on the need basis instead of a one-step process.
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 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)

No score
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Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Cisco support is always informative and reliable. Depending on the level of support you subscribe to, the techs and Cisco TAC are well versed in hardware and operating system of the NCS series routers. You can receive 24x7 support and either Next Business Day or 4-hour part replacement from Cisco if required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

We've always used Cisco, but from time to time we've interfaced with Juniper and Aerohive. Cisco has always performed better than Juniper, and seems on-par with Aerohive's most innovative features.
Jorge Melo | 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 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

  • Allows us to offer free WiFi for our visitors, patients, families, and staff on an equal performance plane.
  • Allows us to scale access and traffic based on usage, helping our staff maintain efficiency
  • This acts a major component to our mobile expansion strategy allowing development anytime anywhere
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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