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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

80%
5 Ratings
9.3

Cisco Routers

93%
19 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

80%
2 Ratings

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

The Cisco 5500 Series NCS appears to be well suited as a fairly simple core network device that doesn't require a lot of one-off configuration setup. It may have some restrictions if used as a peering and/or edge device due to control-plane protection design and QoS/TCAM memory and Forwarding capacity. The 5501 is well suited as a switch due to mature code and hardware capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

Cisco has a very easy CLI and most importantly it is known to most network engineers. There is a huge possibility that Cisco solutions are available over the Internet for a particular problem or a use case. Cisco has been improving ever since, however, Cisco can improve in areas such as rollback or error checking mechanism during the configuration, Juniper Networks Routers has done a great job in this area. Cisco is well suited for enterprise environments, however, for Service Provider Networks there are many options available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

  • Large bandwidth per blade at 36x100Gb.
  • IOS-XR for full functionality of automation and service provider experience.
  • Great price per port when looking at the scaling opportunity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

  • Cisco routers offer networks for the WAN, the LAN and the cloud include advanced analytics, optimization security incorporated with them you can have a comprehensive and proven solution.
  • They are well designed to support coherent optics to drive the convergence of optical layers, as well as systems that offer lower power consumption
  • They are very reliable for networks that are constantly growing traffic with fixed or modular systems that allow handling large traffic flows
  • They are quite friendly and easy-to-use computers on their different platforms, whether ios, ios xe, XR
Jose Manuel Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

  • When upgrading components of the NCS 5500 it can take a particularly long time and many steps to confirm additional components. Have all updates on the need basis instead of a one-step process.
Carlos Bedia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

  • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
  • Support for low power IoT devices.
  • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
  • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Routers

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Cisco support is always informative and reliable. Depending on the level of support you subscribe to, the techs and Cisco TAC are well versed in hardware and operating system of the NCS series routers. You can receive 24x7 support and either Next Business Day or 4-hour part replacement from Cisco if required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

No score
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No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

We've always used Cisco, but from time to time we've interfaced with Juniper and Aerohive. Cisco has always performed better than Juniper, and seems on-par with Aerohive's most innovative features.
Jorge Melo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

Cisco routers are great and are the industry standard. They have proven their ability to last and [continually] provide support for their devices. You can go into a lot of IT closets and see old Cisco switches and routers. Why? because they are workhorses and they last. Their compatibility [with] other systems and hardware makes them hard to beat.
Shaun Stockton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

  • Allows us to offer free WiFi for our visitors, patients, families, and staff on an equal performance plane.
  • Allows us to scale access and traffic based on usage, helping our staff maintain efficiency
  • This acts a major component to our mobile expansion strategy allowing development anytime anywhere
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

  • Network management has become easy and fast with cloud based portal.
  • Network policies could be rolled out quickly across the devices.
  • Improvement in Network security.
  • Stable internet connection has lead to less downtime and more productivity.
  • Stable internet connection in each location within the organization.
Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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