Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000) vs. Juniper Enterprise Routers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)
Score 7.7 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
Juniper Enterprise Routers
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks offers enterprise routers.N/A
Pricing
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Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)Juniper Enterprise Routers
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)Juniper Enterprise Routers
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)Juniper Enterprise Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
6.6
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5000)Juniper Enterprise Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
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Juniper Networks
As an edge/WAN router that contains internet BGP routes, it handles this work very well. And the devices are robust, able to manage a significant load. However, the interface cost can be somewhat of a hindrance when wanting to use it to interconnect many metro clients.
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Pros
Cisco
  • 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
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Juniper Networks
  • Version tracking/rollback
  • Logical configuration layout
  • Verbose status/logs for troubleshooting purposes
  • Flexible configuration styles (carrier vs enterprise)
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Cons
Cisco
  • Ease of configuration
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Juniper Networks
  • I would like to able to find more examples of configs. Given the multiple ways to configure the same setting, having a little more documentation would be helpful.
  • I wish the FPCs and interfaces were cheaper.
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Juniper Networks
Juniper support is friendly, easy to understand, widely knowledgeable, and easy to get ahold of. I did not give them a higher rating as some of my more complex issues, were solved by myself while under consultation from Juniper TAC.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Juniper Networks
The simplicity, elegance, and robustness of Juniper's solution make it much easier to troubleshoot and configure, when compared to Cisco Routers, especially considering Cisco's implementation of BGP (why are IPv4 and IPv6 linked in Cisco configuration?). Furthermore, the implementation of commit and rollback cannot be understated when compared to the Cisco solutions. This feature is a huge time saver when attempting to troubleshoot and remote configuration instances.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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.
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Juniper Networks
  • The stability and robustness of this solution provide a rock-solid foundation for all of our internet traffic.
  • The easy to use rollback and commit features simplifies remote administration and configuration, alleviating the need to travel to remote installation sites.
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