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 NCS is a full-featured very versatile family of routers. There are currently 4 different chassis models that suit various network needs from Enterprise, to Data Center, to Service Provider edge and Service Provider core. We are currently using the Cisco NCS 5508 in various parts of the network due to its versatility.
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May 01, 2019
Carlos Bedia | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We are using this platform across our whole organization for standardization of the services we deliver in our department for each site in our topology. The NCS 5500 allows us to scale up to 16 slots on a 5516 with each card having its own features and memory addressing depending on the network design.
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February 05, 2019
Jorge Melo | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We're using Cisco Routers for all our L3 corporate-wide. They're also bridging the gap for wifi connections for employees, hosts, and lab environments. They're paramount for our security strategy, and make it easy to capture and analyze traffic patterns, prevent outages, and forecast infrastructure growth needs. Cisco Routers are true performance and reliability workhorses.
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June 21, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use the NCS5508 series as our data center interconnect to aggregate multiple cages with a data center together, as well as to converge multiple physical sites together. The NCS5508 connect to other 5508's over our NCS2000/1000 DWDM infrastructure over a large metro region. They are a good price and solved our problem appropriately. They also have a huge amount of bandwidth (36x100Gb blades) and are running XR, which is great for automation.
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December 06, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Cisco Routers are being used across the whole organization in the multiple locations of the hospital. They help establish a secure and efficient pipeline of wifi connection for both our staff, patients, and families. Pushing forward on a mobile learning strategy, our network is helping my team and department determine where, when, and how our staff is accessing educational resources. Analysis of traffic patterns are helping us determine infrastructure needs and laying a foundation for our internal device expansion.
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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.
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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.