March 17, 2020
Score 8 out of 10
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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.