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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

Juniper MX Series

It is well suited as a WAN/Internet Edge device. It is easy to configure BGP, contexts and routing instances. Its suite of tools has saved our organization money by being able to provide services (tag stacking, for example) that our provider would normally charge us more for. Due to interface cost this would not be appropriate as a LAN aggregation device.
Collin Lichtenberger | 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

Juniper MX Series

  • It's a robust platform, very resilient. It handles large traffic flows well.
  • It's a flexible architecture, it can be configured with provider or enterprise options (or both!)
  • It has an excellent versioning system, simple commit/confirm/rollback procedures!
Collin Lichtenberger | 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

Juniper MX Series

  • Sometimes I wish that documentation was more robust, complete, though this has been improved of late.
  • It would be nice if netflow was easier to configure.
  • It would be nice if the platform was cheaper.
Collin Lichtenberger | 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

Juniper MX Series

We preferred Juniper over Cisco for our WAN/Internet routing needs for a number of reasons. First was the price, the Juniper offering was much more competitive than Cisco's. Secondly, was feature set, Juniper's implementation of routing protocols, routing tables, and forwarding options are better thought-out than Cisco's (not to mention Juniper's longstanding use of commit/confirm/rollback features, which Cisco has only started to use recently, and only on some of their products).
Collin Lichtenberger | 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

Juniper MX Series

  • Its flexible architecture and configuration styles has saved our organization money by providing feature we would have otherwise needed to purchase from our ISPs.
  • It has a long and healthy lifecycle, with potential upgrades for more performance if needed. (This helps alleviate the downtime associated with chassis replacement.)
  • The only drawback is some of the highest throughput interfaces are expensive.
Collin Lichtenberger | 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

Juniper MX Series

General

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

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