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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Recommending this device completely depends on the use case. If you are looking for a device that can be easily configured to dump clients on your private network, these are the ones to get. We've sent them home with users, sent them to small offices, or just for a meeting off-site. You can turn almost any internet connection into a home office. It's been very helpful during COVID-19 as we have needed to setup multiple offices outside of our normal area. Setup in the field does not require a technical person, just plugin and you are up and running.
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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!
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Pros

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

  • Great price in comparison to its higher end siblings
  • Not a ton of setup pains for initial config
  • Cisco backed devices that are well made and fairly easy to operate
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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.
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Cons

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

  • Being one of the most versatile routing/switching platforms available, it fulfills most functions one would need in a compact appliance.
  • I have not experienced lack of functionality in any areas we use the appliance for.
  • One small feature I would like to have is 19" rack mount.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Cisco has provided a real diverse router in a small package that meets the needs of our current environment. I highly recommend this product and should feel the to consider this type of solution, you would have made the right decision
Ricardo Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

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Usability

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
This router is easy to use and manage. It provides the features, most important the security our organization requires to function properly. There is also cohesion between the HQ router we are currently using.
Ricardo Adams | 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

Support Rating

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I think Cisco is a good product that offers a huge list of options where you can get support from. I find that forums, blogs and communities really assist wit resolving any issues that you might come across.
Ricardo Adams | 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.
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Implementation Rating

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementation of this router is relatively easy. What i can say is plan your implementation and consider the the environment you are going to use it for.
Ricardo Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

We built a total Cisco environment based on Cisco-only network equipment. We started with UCS for Compute and network, and are now switching to HyperFlex. This is all connected to Nexus switches and some Catalyst switches for OOBM. This is also all connected to the internet by an HA cluster of Cisco ASAs.On remote sites, we are using Cisco ASAs with Catalyst switches with 1800 APs with Mobility Express. In some specific cases we missed routing equipment or routing functions not available on Cisco ASAs, so we selected and are using Cisco Routers.
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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.
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Return on Investment

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

  • The long-term stability is great, we have very few problems, resulting in low maintenance costs.
  • Configuration for almost all routers in the basics is the same, so there's a very short learning curve per model.
  • Running some models of Router for more than 10 years of stability, so the ROI with the devices is greater than expected on starting.
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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 Integrated Services Routers (ISR 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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