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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco vEdge Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

80%
3 Ratings
8.8

Cisco vEdge Routers

88%
3 Ratings

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 vEdge Routers

This router device works well in our organization environment. Cisco vEdge Routers are the best and quick at solving networking issues, so it [was our] cost-effective solution. They are easy to deploy and low-cost maintenance. The Cisco certification, the massive variety of products extensible, the manageability, and the reliability [are] all class features. For all these issues and points, our organization does not hesitate to select Cisco. Businesses nowadays have network platforms that accept technological improvisation and business-critical services across the whole network.
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 vEdge Routers

  • 3G/4G connectivity that can be used as a backup link.
  • Simple deployment and configuration.
  • Easy to manage using Web GUI.
Outman Ardy Yudha | 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 vEdge Routers

  • A more robust high availability link would be nice.
  • More competitive pricing structure.
  • Faster ethernet ports on the lower end vEdge lineup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Cisco vEdge Routers

General

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

Starting Price

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 vEdge Routers

A huge positive side of using Cisco is that it is easy to understand. Apart from expanding our software application industry, this device made a huge impact through acquisition. Using Cisco, another point that stacks up against all other routers is that it is keeping up with current business trends. Traffic filtration is very simple with an access-list, which works very efficiently. Cisco comes out with the best routing engine among all the other router services. Cisco overcomes all of the issues that we are dealing with [when it comes to] other routing services.
Anonymous | 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 vEdge Routers

  • It reduces the cost of MPLS.
  • Although it has advanced technology, it is cheaper than the traditional router.
  • Easy to manage with only 1 person.
Outman Ardy Yudha | TrustRadius Reviewer

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