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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The [Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)] is great when we need to add a small new site in a very short time.Our previous experience with these units makes the roll-out of new sites quick and almost seamless.The 800 series excels in locations where we want to tunnel all traffic back to the core site.Split tunneling for "SD-WAN" type use is not as functional as in other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Small factor
  • Low cost
  • Fast configuration
  • Switch port
Jose Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Most are single power supply
  • If they aren't a full 19" 1U device you have to purchase rack ears separately from the device
  • VPN tunneling can be a bit of a configuration challenge
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already looking at more purchases
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
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My experience is that there is always something that proves to be just a bit tedious to get figured out but once you do it is easily duplicated
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
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Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
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Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
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People have bad days and some things are deemed not critical enough to fix.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
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My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
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The more you can plan in advance the easier the deployment will be.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The Meraki Z3 falls into roughly the same category as the 800 series and requires no daughter card for PoE.The Meraki MX are more expensive and require more infrastructure to support.The Meraki units also completely stop working when licensing is not renewed, and are more in the class of an SD-WAN product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
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Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Investment in education
  • High price
  • Easy material
Jose Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

General

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

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

General

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

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