Cisco Enterprise Routers Review

Satisfies our company's MPLS network requirements


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is MPLS and Internet routing.

I am a network architect and this is one of the solutions that I have worked with.

How has it helped my organization?

We are required to build an MPLS network in our company, and this solution has been very useful.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are MPLS, BGP, and VRF.

What needs improvement?

The support for SD-WAN technology is not mature yet.

I would like to see the setup time reduced.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for twenty years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have no issues with respect to stability. It is ok.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is ok.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not recently been in contact with technical support because it is the operational team that would deal with opening tickets. However, when I dealt with them several years ago, I was satisfied most of the time.

How was the initial setup?

The setup of enterprise routers is primarily hardware and it takes a long time to set up.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team performed the deployment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of this solution is high.

What other advice do I have?

In one or two years, once SD-WAN is more mature, we may switch from our traditional routers and protocols to be completely integrated with SD-WAN.

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to consider the routing that is needed because it can change the way you set up and deploy. There are differences between MPLS, internet routing, and office connectivity. SD-WAN will also be something to look into.

This is a good solution, but it's not perfect.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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