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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.3

Cisco 6000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 6000)

73%
1 Rating
8.4

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

84%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 6000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 6000)

Suitable for all environments, whether it be small or very large corporate offices. Routers are reliable and robust and if you have the budget, then you should not sacrifice for cheaper.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

No problems with any of the Cisco 900 Series [Integrated Services Routers] (ISR) platform features within the enterprise environment. Because these devices are running a version of IOS-XE as opposed to traditional IOS, some of the more 'basic' configurations can become more complex. In the end, the 900 Series is still able to provide the required functionality, but there is a learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 6000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 6000)

  • Packet forwarding and routing
  • Tech support
  • Performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • [It] works great full-featured, but [I recommend a] small router for remote sites.
  • [It] can handle more traffic than it even advertises!
  • [It has a] well-priced option for smaller or less critical sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 6000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 6000)

No answers on this topic

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • [It has a] pay as you grow model of licensing, but, [in my opinion, is] a pain to implement.
  • [The] service impacting license application [could be improved].
  • Configuration complexity [could be improved].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 6000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 6000)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 6000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 6000)

No answers on this topic

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

Cisco Catalyst Switches are technically faster and easier to deploy but don't provide the same flexibility when it comes to 10Gbps services or advanced routing. There are corner cases where having IOS-XE on the 900 series ISRs provides the functionality required for complex applications whereas the Catalyst cannot. Having the option to scale the number of active ports on the 900 series ISR helps in keeping costs at an appropriate level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 6000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 6000)

  • Easy to use
  • Good security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • Lots of money saved in downgrading from less useful and older full-sized routers at small sites
  • Time saved having to learn new commands (web GUI works great)
  • Saves time training staff to manage them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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