Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) Reviews

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March 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • It is versatile due to the diversity in models and form factors.
  • Low power consumption compared to similar models
  • Mature operating system code allowing for quick production installation and configuration.
  • The 5508 router may not be as capable as the equivalent ASR 9000 as an edge device.
  • QoS/TCAM memory and Forwarding capacity with the NCS on high-traffic load
  • Protection during amplified DDOS attacks could be another concern.
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May 01, 2019
Carlos Bedia | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • High-density 100g ports
  • Card features scale with application or design
  • Support for segment routing and WAN aggregation
  • When upgrading components of the NCS 5500 it can take a particularly long time and many steps to confirm additional components. Have all updates on the need basis instead of a one-step process.
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June 21, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • Large bandwidth per blade at 36x100Gb.
  • IOS-XR for full functionality of automation and service provider experience.
  • Great price per port when looking at the scaling opportunity.
  • Horizontal blade designs are rare these days because if the gear is shipped in a rack, the blade can bend. The NCS5500's blades are horizontal.
  • Not a NCS5500 specific issue, but XR has a ways to go, but will continue to grow with customer input.
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December 06, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent monitoring capabilities to track usage and map traffic.
  • Top tier mesh networking allows use to expand our network capabilities into low signal areas.
  • High traffic load bearing bands allow for excellent visitor usage.
  • Pricing
  • Our routers are already outdated, even having been installed within the last 2 years
  • I was using Meraki as a test environment before being acquired by Cisco.
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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.