Cisco ASR 1000 Routers
Updated April 28, 2021

Cisco ASR 1000 Routers

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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

ASR 1000 is serving as WAN aggregation Router for termination of our external 10G links. Enabled with active active VRF lite BGP routing externally and internally.
  • Routing performance is good.
  • WAN aggregation supporting multiple Gig speeds.
  • Firewalling via ESP mode.
  • Hardware level QoS.
  • ESP offload support all major features to offload load from RP.
  • Multi port 40G and 100G cards.
  • Performance above 200Gbps is not possible.
  • SIP/SPA module is very costly.
  • BGP
  • PFR
  • Cisco Nonstop Forwarding
  • ISSU
  • Stateful Switchover
  • EtherChannels
  • Positive of ASR 1000 is its cost effectiveness as a WAN aggregation router providing 10G-100G interface limited by 200G performance.
  • As such there is no negative side, but if you need more then 200 Gbps performance then you need to change the Router, that's the only option.
For cloud network all these products complement each other to ensure HA reliability, optimized path, workload mobility, multi services, multi hypervisor support to service our workloads.

Do you think Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) again?

Yes

Well suited for enterprises and as cloud WAN aggregation Router to terminate all your external links and enable them with HA routing. Supports VXLAN, easily integrates into VXLAN fabric.

It is less appropriate where more then 200 Gbps performance is required.

Using Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

4 - 
AsR Router is part of our private Cloud hosting folowing teams workload which ultimately used ASR router for external communications.
OSS Team
NMS Team
Big Data Team
VAS Team
Data Center Team
2 CCIE Engineers with over 15 Years of Networking experience
2 CCNP Engineers with over 10 Years Experience.
  • WAN link Aggregation Router
  • BGP Routing
  • NSF and SSF
  • Multiple BGP VRFs
  • We are following Cisco validated Design and Best practice Configuration only
  • Using MP-BGP VXLAN on our ASR routers
  • 100G Interfaces to be used in future
Only ASR get EOL we would like to upgrade our routers to recomended replacements.

Evaluating Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) and Competitors

Yes - Previously all our WAN link where directly connected to our DC Nexus 9500 switches. As part of Network moderinization we introduced ASR 1K in out Coud network to aggregate all external link.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
ASR 1K is SP grade routers it has all the feature that a SP may need commonly to cover current and future needs.
Cisco Router are very well know and common CLI enable us to get best resources from the marlet to amanges these routers.
ASR 1K is widely used in the market
We are comfortable with out selection and evaluation process. we do not reget choosing ASR 1K for our cloud network.

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) Implementation

Implementation was as per design and all best practice configuration was followed.
  • Third-party professional services
Emircom Cisco GOld partner were enguaged and implremented these routers
Change management was minimal - We implemented ASR Router as part of new Network so no chnage management process was required. only network was in production we follow ITIL Chnage management process.
  • implementation went very well

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) Support

Cisco TAC has always been up to the mark... never had any serious issue in the last 3 years.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Our Organization is the biggest carrier in Middle east and thus we always strive for latest technology backed by vendor premium support to ensue our 24x7 Services and Operations. Currently all our Cloud Network Components are backed by Cisco Premium support. Premium support give piece of mind to be able to bet 24x7 TAC support and 4 Hrs RMA delivery.
After first year of passing built phase. we conducted a DR drill on our production network. we found that one of our failoure scenario was not working and that was link failoure between our Border leafs Switches and our ASR router get failed. in this failoure scenarion traffic coming from FAbric to ASR routers was getting blacked holed. Cisco helps us review the Network design and quickly helped us fixing the issue with minor change in design. Cisco support was quite exception in this event.

Using Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

Cisco ASR are serving as key component in our Cloud Network. seemelessly proving external communications. CLI is very well know and easily adapted by anyone to manage it.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Management
  • Routing