Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers: Great Performance in a Small Package.
May 05, 2021

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers: Great Performance in a Small Package.

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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

We currently are using the ASR 1001-X as a border router for our main site, along with a smaller site. It is very robust, with the main site router running for 500+ days at one point with no issues. We only took it offline for patching and once due to a power issue in the DC. It is a very robust router that is very capable of handling over 1Gbps traffic on any given day.
  • Great WAN Aggregation
  • Scalable - Start off at 1Gbps and easily go to 10Gbps
  • Great performance for Security, Crypto and NAT
  • Limited Port availabilty. Even with modules, you will need something bigger as you grow
  • WAN aggregation
  • Embedded packet capture
  • ASR 1001-x - 1 RU for maximum space use
We are a mainly CISCO shop, so Junipers are out for the most part. We chose the ASR1001-x as it was an upgrade from the ASR1004 we were using previously. We required the ability to process a lot of traffic using 1G and 10G interfaces, with scalability and security features that match.

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) again?

Yes

The ASR 1000 Series ISR Routers are very well suited to WAN applications: Border router primarily. We use it with a combination of ISP connections, Dark Fiber connections, and others as needed. There have yet to be any issues where we experienced a bottleneck with the ASR1000. If you need more ports a larger product would be needed.