Buy for brand recognition, look around for performance and stability
June 14, 2019

Buy for brand recognition, look around for performance and stability

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

They are used in our distribution, core, and peering layers.
  • Route packets.
  • Store prefixes.
  • There are inconsistencies in syntax and feature set across families.
  • The recommended code releases are usually way behind the release schedule.
  • Catastrophic bugs can cause issues with the most benign of changes.
  • Licensing is super complex, and now takes up to 20% of my work week.
  • Bugs causing outages have led to having to pay SLA credit.
Not really. You expect devices to follow standards and if they don't, that's a problem.
No, we are not interested in our routers doing anything except routing.
In previous jobs, I have had much better luck with Juniper MX routers.
The best use case for Cisco over other vendors is their training and certification programs, which are the de facto standard. If you only have experience with Cisco gear and don't want to expand your horizons, then Cisco is obviously going to be the choice.