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  • Cisco IOS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

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Cisco IOS

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8.0

Cisco IOS XR7

80%
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Well suited for building management networks across the organization as it has been reliable without much downtime. Since it has great switching qualities, it suites well for data center and end-user connectivity using access switches. It might not be the best for routing, as other XOR software has proven to be superior for routing.
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Cisco

Network operating system Cisco IOS XR7 is well suited for high-volume networks. It works well for those who are yester-generation and are stuck with the CLI command interface. Cisco IOS XR7 is definitely not suited for small businesses due to its high pricing. Additionally, purchasing security on top of this is a complete no-no for small to medium businesses.
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Pros

Cisco

  • User friendly CLI.
  • Quick fixes for critical bugs.
  • Longer uptime.
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Cisco

  • Flixible.
  • Faster times to boot.
  • Utilizes less memory.
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Cons

Cisco

  • No good element managers like Nokia.
  • Load balancing functionalities are not the best.
  • Memory issues.
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Cisco

  • Web interface can certainly be improved.
  • It is stuck with a command-line interface. I understand that old users were CLI addicts but a whole new world emerged and it's not fair to force them to learn CLI.
  • Pricing-wise it is always too high. Can look into reducing that exorbitant pricing for routers.
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Pricing Details

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    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Cisco IOS XR7

    Starting Price

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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      We have found other Cisco software to be filled with added functionalities as compared to iOS. New NCS software has certain programmability features that are advantageous to legacy iOS software but are more complex to use for some users. Hence, we still have most areas of the network that functions using iOS software.
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      Cisco

      Cisco's routers running Cisco IOS XR7 are rock solid, have years of proven performance, and the maintainers base for its CLI-based interface for set up and maintenance. Even though it is pretty high on initial purchase costs, this year of rock-solid performance is what a few of our customers very much needed and this is the very reason a few of our customers, and we did suggest Cisco IOS XR7 running routers for them.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Great uptimes on proven availability/reliability.
      • Longevity of these switches ensures great ROI.
      • Easy to learn for new users.
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      Cisco

      • Made operational simple for already Linux-style working workforce in the organization hence reducing operational costs.
      • Picking and choosing only those software packages needed for us certainly brought down our purchasing costs.
      • On the negative side, the initial cost of purchase is very high. Small to medium companies will surely think many times.
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