7 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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 vEdge Routers

What an easy thing to recommend to almost anyone asking. If you have a remote site with a WAN, or just your main site connecting to the WAN. You want that perimeter to be safe and sound. You can rest pretty easy with Cisco watching your edges. You get the best of all their security expertise in a nice package.
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

  • Nice design to fit in well with your modern network cabinet.
  • Plethora of available ports and port types.
  • Cutting edge security when paired with Cisco umbrella.
Anonymous | 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

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

No answers on this topic

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

  • Keeping hackers and malicious code out of your network is a major positive.
  • We've been able to reduce security incidents, thus saving us time.
  • ROI is high on this product, as you can reduce the amount of devices at a site.
Anonymous | 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 vEdge Routers

General

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

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