Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) Reviews

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March 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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The Cisco 5500 Series NCS appears to be well suited as a fairly simple core network device that doesn't require a lot of one-off configuration setup. It may have some restrictions if used as a peering and/or edge device due to control-plane protection design and QoS/TCAM memory and Forwarding capacity. The 5501 is well suited as a switch due to mature code and hardware capability.
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May 01, 2019
Carlos Bedia | TrustRadius Reviewer
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NCS 5500 is well suited for situations where you need high-density 100g ports for your application. It may not be the best choice if you need fewer bandwidth ports. There are other products, depending on the application, that might be better suited for what you need. Consider your application need and port requirements.
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February 05, 2019
Jorge Melo | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Cisco Routers are perfectly suited for mission-critical setups, where you want a device with top-notch performance and rock-solid reliability. Its high-grade security features combined with great monitoring capabilities are also second to none. If you're on a tight budget or don't value these premium features you may opt for a lower level brand.
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June 21, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It is a full-featured XR box with a ton of bandwidth at a great price. It could be used in a spine/leaf design, it could be used in a traditional core/dist/acc design, or as a data center interconnect. The box really is versatile if you have a use case for 100Gb ports, which we did, and I think this is where the industry is going.
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December 06, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Cisco Routers are perfect for large scale enterprise environments where mesh networking is a great benefit. Cisco helps us determine traffic patterns and network loads that inform our infrastructure expansions. Their equipment might not be as appropriate for small business, especially in cases where the business is not granting wifi access to guests and/or staff [that] are less likely to move across multiple access points.
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Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) Scorecard Summary

What is Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)?

The Cisco® Network Convergence System 5500 Series offers density of routed 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) ports for high-scale WAN aggregation and is designed to efficiently scale between data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks.
Categories:  Routers

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) Features

Has featureHandles traffic growth with fixed or modular systems delivering 100G and 400G density.
Has featurePower efficiency keeps costs in check with systems delivering lower power consumption, down to 0.3 Watts/Gb.
Has featureAllows for unique network experiences with Segment Routing and EVPN powered by cloud-enhanced IOS XR.

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Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

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Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Cisco IOS XR7
Mobile Application:No

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)?

Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) Series offers industry-leading density of routed 100 GE ports for high-scale WAN aggregation.

Who uses Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500)?

The most common users of Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) are from Enterprises and the Financial Services industry.