Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

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What is Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)?

The Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000) is a high-density, small-form-factor MPLS aggregation router for metro aggregation and MPLS-enabled data center networks. The Network Convergence System 5000 Series is designed to economically scale large enterprise, over-the-top (OTT), and…

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What is Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)?

The Cisco NCS 5000 Series is an extension to Cisco’s routing platform portfolio, enabling service providers and MPLS-enabled data center architectures to offer elastic networks with improved business agility and simplified operations to deliver high-bandwidth mobile, video, and cloud services. It can also operate as an extension shelf of Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers using network virtualization (nV) technology, to consolidate multiple layers in the network and reduce operational costs.

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000) Features

  • Supported: High-density, small-form-factor MPLS aggregation router
  • Supported: Optimized for cloud scale
  • Supported: Designed to economically scale large enterprise, over-the-top (OTT), and service provider data center networking architectures.

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Screenshot of Product Description: MPLS aggregation router for metro aggregation, MPLS Enabled TOR/Leaf Architectures
Target Deployments: Enterprise, Over-The-Top (OTT), and Service Provider data center networking architectures

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Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000) Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsCisco IOS XR7
Mobile ApplicationNo

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The Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000) is a high-density, small-form-factor MPLS aggregation router for metro aggregation and MPLS-enabled data center networks. The Network Convergence System 5000 Series is designed to economically scale large enterprise, over-the-top (OTT), and service provider data center networking architectures.

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The most common users of Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000) are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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  • Higher port density allows for both higher bandwidth ports to the customer network as well as sufficient uplink capacity to the core.
  • Small rack space, smarter design, smaller footprint allows for more hardware the fit in the same amount of rack space.
  • Lower power consumption, less heat output results in savings within the data center environment.
  • Increased backwards compatibility would allow for more existing or older hardware to be installed within the new chassis if physically possible.
  • Streamlined OS upgrades, and the NCS have taken steps to avoid having the reload the entire device when upgrading software, but can be further improved.
  • Continued upgrades to hardware results in longer shelf life for the chassis, allowing less frequent purchases and upgrades.