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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

    90%
    5 Ratings

    HPE Enterprise Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)

    80%
    2 Ratings

    HPE Enterprise 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

    HPE Enterprise Routers

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    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.
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    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

    HPE Enterprise Routers

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    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

    HPE Enterprise 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

    HPE Enterprise Routers

    No score
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    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

    HPE Enterprise Routers

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    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

    HPE Enterprise Routers

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