Excellent solution for automating network services in business environments, and ideal for reducing the burden of manual work.
September 20, 2021

Excellent solution for automating network services in business environments, and ideal for reducing the burden of manual work.

Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Nexus Dashboard

Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) is used throughout our organization because it allows us to have the ability to create and modify services in an automated way; that is, configuring, updating, or modifying networks no longer takes us so much time. At the same time, it allows us to reduce high costs and avoids the interruption of the services given to our clients. [...] One of its most relevant functions is to allow the activation of new services faster, which leads to streamlin[ing] workflow and reduce[ing] manual load.
  • It is a flexible tool that helps streamline and facilitate the development of new services.
  • Ideal for automating tasks such as network modification, configuration, and removal, which provides great time savings.
  • Ensures services without interruption and without difficult scheduling.
  • It has a simple user interface and excellent support, made up of several providers.
  • It facilitates the administration of managed services.
  • It has a somewhat high learning curve.
  • Their prices vary according to their license and maintenance, so when it comes to small businesses, they can be high.
  • The cost of your license increases according to the number of devices.
  • It is necessary to have a good knowledge of this type of software to configure it correctly.
  • Because it guarantees us expandable network services and without any interruption, providing a better service to each of our clients has been possible.
  • It has allowed us to keep the services innovated, doing this process in a reduced time, since it does not require a long programming, so implementing new services is done at a rapid pace.
  • Its automation has allowed us to reduce the burden of manual configurations, so having errors has also decreased.
  • Because it is based on an automation and orchestration model, providing faster and larger-scale services is possible.
SAP Data Intelligence is an excellent solution to carry out better management of the data at the enterprise level. It allows the organization and its integration, as well as a data orchestration that makes it possible that the collected data is actionable. However, Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO), unlike SAP Data Intelligence, allows the automation and orchestration of network services used at the enterprise level, mak[ing] creating, modifying, and deleting more enjoyable while also providing faster delivery services. That is why we chose it.

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-It is software that facilitates the administration of the services managed in business environments. This is because it has an administration that goes from one end to another, which helps to streamline any process that corresponds to the modification, configuration, and elimination of networks and even opting for new services.
-It is ideal [for reducing] the time it takes to create new services since it is no longer necessary to carry out long programming.
-By providing high automation of the services managed in business environments, it helps reduce the workload and offer more stable services, that is, without interruptions.

Using Cisco Nexus Dashboard

It is a tool with a simple interface; however, knowledge is required for its previous configuration. So for those who have the appropriate knowledge, it will be simple, but for those who do not have it, it is complex with a high learning curve. This is why in order to guarantee the correct function of the software, it is important to have the right person or go to their support team.