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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

84%
2 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

91%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

If you just need to do simple communication to Azure such as smb and rdp sessions then the Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series is overkill. If you need to setup multiple mesh vpn connections to existing ISRs and have complicated routing with multiple protocols then Cisco Cloud Services Router makes that setup much easier and less work to maintain and troubleshoot.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • Easy and available to download with a CCO account.
  • Full-featured router platform.
  • Can run as many instances as you have memory to handle.
  • No issues so far running in VMWare player 14.0.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • More integration with the switching
  • A dynamic approach for software updates
  • More automation features and APIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

Neither product supported all the protocols we needed to allow all of our locations to route. It does add some complications to the gateway and vnet setup though. Once we retired our ISRs we were able to go to Meraki vMX and the auto-vpn setup works rather well and is much simpler than IOS configs
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • I don't need to use outdated hardware for testing.
  • Don't need a dedicated power feed to spin up a usably-sized network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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