The best router one can have, period!
December 07, 2020

The best router one can have, period!

Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

We deploy Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) on networks that require advanced protocols such as BGP and OSPF. They're usually set up as border gateway routers and they peer with other network providers, provide communications utilizing Multiprotocol Label Switching, QoS and VPN services for road warriors, and IPSec tunnels connecting multiple separate locations.
  • BGP
  • MPLS
  • QoS
  • High performance for traffic above 200G
  • Licensing is not easy
  • Inconsistent CLI across different IOS versions
  • This is not a cheap device, but the quality pays off
  • Reliable and secure
  • Very, very stable with great uptimes
The Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) don't go against the alternatives I've used, but make a great combination of devices, and configuring them alongside each other makes it very easy to administer the whole network. Configuring VLANs across them and setting up policies can be done via CLI or web interfaces, or even using third-party softwares that get along really well with all of them.

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

Very good and easy to use when having to set up the border gateway protocol with multiple providers. Also easy to use when setting the MPLS with other Cisco devices. The routing performance is OK depending on how many routers you are receiving. I really recommend it to Internet service providers and medium size companies.