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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The [Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)] is great when we need to add a small new site in a very short time.Our previous experience with these units makes the roll-out of new sites quick and almost seamless.The 800 series excels in locations where we want to tunnel all traffic back to the core site.Split tunneling for "SD-WAN" type use is not as functional as in other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

Any large enterprise with large throughput requirements for their business-critical infrastructure should use the ASR series routers without exception. The licensing cost might hit your pocket hard, but with the exceptional performance and reliability that the ASR series offers, it is easily the best option available in the market. It is the "tried and tested" router. Don't think twice, just go for it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Small factor
  • Low cost
  • Fast configuration
  • Switch port
Jose Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

  • Layer 3 multicast. It handles the additional load of multicast without issues. Other platforms we have used have had over-subscription issues.
  • We've used several MPLS features such as pseudowire using bridge-domains as well as xconnects. Plenty of features to solve any design problem.
  • IOS XR. I just love operating in IOS XR. Solve so many problems that exist in IOS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Most are single power supply
  • If they aren't a full 19" 1U device you have to purchase rack ears separately from the device
  • VPN tunneling can be a bit of a configuration challenge
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

  • Upgrade process overly complicated compared to NX-OS or IOS: new images and the current configuration need to be compiled into "golden IOS's". If you don't include the configuration, you will have a clean device with no config.
  • Major bugs in every release. We have had to cycle through all of our routers 3 times in the last year for updates due to show-stopping bugs that did not come to light until after the changes were made in production.
  • Terrible documentation. You have to mine their site to get to any documentation for recent versions of IOS-XR. If you make the leap from 32-bit cXR to 64-bit eXR then the documentation is more-or-less non-existent. Due to the internal architecture of hardware itself, technical specs can change from software version to software version, so don't expect any sort of firm scalability numbers. You'll have to rely on your sales engineer for that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already looking at more purchases
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

No score
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Usability

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
My experience is that there is always something that proves to be just a bit tedious to get figured out but once you do it is easily duplicated
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always impressed with Cisco products, from the functionality to the customer support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

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Performance

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

No score
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Support Rating

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
People have bad days and some things are deemed not critical enough to fix.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000) 6.5
Based on 5 answers
In some ways, the platform is a big improvement over our previous IOS and NX-OS devices:
  • They offer version-controlled configuration staging/commits.
  • They have a robust portfolio of network protocols and features even beyond datacenter devices.
  • Due to the use of NPUs instead of relying entirely on ASICs for forwarding, new versions of the software are able to improve hardware performance and capacity.
Unfortunately, I have run into more bugs on IOS-XR than I ever did on IOS or even NX-OS (which has a shocking number of bugs of its own) and you have to be a licensing guru to get your order right the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

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Implementation Rating

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The more you can plan in advance the easier the deployment will be.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The Meraki Z3 falls into roughly the same category as the 800 series and requires no daughter card for PoE.The Meraki MX are more expensive and require more infrastructure to support.The Meraki units also completely stop working when licensing is not renewed, and are more in the class of an SD-WAN product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Juniper was more security/less routing and Cisco was more routing/less security. Redback was Ericsson which is easy when creating VRFs known as contexts. When doing show command it would give you all the information within that context. In Cisco you need to perform 3 or more commands to get the same info.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

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Return on Investment

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Investment in education
  • High price
  • Easy material
Jose Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

  • Higher reliability has significantly reduced the need for manual intervention
  • Lower downtime ensures better top-line figures
  • Although it may be difficult to quantify, I am certain that the higher performance does have an impact (maybe indirectly) on other business functions. High-performance routers are like the oil that keeps an engine running smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

General

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

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

General

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

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