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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    80%
    14 Ratings

    HPE Enterprise Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    91%
    1 Rating

    HPE Enterprise Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    5.5

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    55%
    7 Ratings

    HPE Enterprise Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    I can recommend this ASR 9000 Series model for the locations which are very Big like data centers, large offices, and service provider networks. Which will enhance the performance. We cannot use this router in small deployments. This is an advanced technology model which has many features like orchestrating services across a converged network and enabling on-demand service capabilities.
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    Pros

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    • [Cisco 9000] Series [Aggregation Services] Routers are exceptionally reliable when compared to other market options.
    • One strength of Cisco routers, in general, is their compatibility with any standard market tools from other vendors.
    • [It is] unmatched in terms of sheer performance.
    • [It] comfortably supports very strong throughput requirements.
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    Cons

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    • [The] upgrade process [is] 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 configuration.
    • [There are] 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.
    • [It has] 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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    Pricing Details

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    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

    Usability

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000) 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    [I am] always impressed with Cisco products, from the functionality to the customer support.
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    Support Rating

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000)

    Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000) 5.5
    Based on 7 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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    Alternatives Considered

    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 [the] 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 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

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