ASR 1000 - Small in size, big in power
April 15, 2022

ASR 1000 - Small in size, big in power

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

We primarily use the Cisco ASR 1001-X Router is a small form factor, high horsepower platform for distribution of routing information within our network. It's extremely feature-rich for its size and offers a good 'pay as you grow' model of scalability as our usage of this model expands throughout our network.
  • Small form factor
  • Strong CPU/horse power
  • Scalable deployment model
  • Not running IOS-XR, so OS is a bit dated.
  • License changes can be painful to implement.
  • Licensing can be expensive.
  • Form factor
  • CPU power
  • Expandable licensing
  • Replaced legacy gear
  • Freed up rack space with smaller form factor.
  • Future proof our network for future expansion.

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

Cisco 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000), Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services, VMware vCenter Server
The Cisco ASR 1001 Aggregation Services Router (ASR) is best suited for applications that require high CPU throughput in a small space. It's extremely lightweight and does a great job of running CPU-intensive routing protocols within our network. We are definitely not using it to its full potential, but all the features are there. Its drawback is that the small form factor gives it an extremely small port density.