Cisco Cloud Services Router Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1083318
Network Infrastructure Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 22, 2020
Good flexibility, capacity, and firewall throughput

What is our primary use case?

The Juniper routers make up the backbone of networks for our customers. The majority of them are service providers, although some of them are enterprise-level organizations.

Pros and Cons

  • "The flexibility of the MPLS configuration is very good."
  • "If you are setting up a site-to-site VPN between a Juniper and Cisco device then you may encounter some issues."

What other advice do I have?

Juniper is a leading company in MPLS technology and its equipment was one of the first ones that were ready for it. This is why juniper devices are often used by service providers, more so than Cisco devices. Juniper is one of the leaders in deploying the ISSU feature, although it now exists in Cisco and other solutions as well. Certain Juniper models can be used only for the routing tables, which is important because in some cases, the routing table size is one of the factors. My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to first have the proper training to help understand the…
Mahmoud Ghonem
Head Of Architecture Department at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Oct 24, 2020
Good connection but lacks scaling capabilities and technical support

Pros and Cons

  • "When we started, the connection was amazing for the 100G between the switches and the co-switch. What the students typically use for school is a maximum is 40 so they now have faster technology."
  • "In my country we don't have Huawei technology, we only have Huawei routers for ISP. There is no agent for Huawei in Egypt."

What other advice do I have?

We're simply a customer. While we've tried the solution for a month, we're finding the stability isn't where we need it to be. Cisco is much more stable. I would recommend the solution to others as it does offer good pricing. However, you need to have good support in your area. If you have a good technical person who can help you set up your network accurately and have access to good support, it might work out fine. You also have to be careful not to overwhelm the router with users due to scalability issues. We have a school in the Gulf doing amazing however the school only needs to handle…
reviewer248214
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
Oct 21, 2019
Good price point, very versatile and good configuration capabilities

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for high performance, low-cost routers and for low-cost wifi environments where we need specific configurations.

Pros and Cons

  • "The cost and versatility are the solution's most valuable features. You can do anything with them if you know how to. The solution has a whole portfolio of routing features available."
  • "They could improve their product if they set, for instance, a controller for wireless LAN. That would allow them to really have something more than an access point."

What other advice do I have?

We buy from wholesalers, but we don't have a special selling agreement with anyone. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten when it fits. It's useless if it doesn't fit. If it fits, I don't think there's a better product when you are looking at price-performance. Overall, I'd rate them nine out of ten. Any requirement would be fulfilled from Aruba or from Cisco, but not necessarily from Mikrotik, which is why I don't give them a perfect score.
Eric Verreault
Conseiller en architecture technologique at Retraite Québec
Real User
Jul 14, 2020
Good routing and excellent third-party customer service, but extremely unstable

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution primarily for routing purposes.

Pros and Cons

  • "The routing protocol is the solution's most valuable aspect."
  • "The solution is far too unstable. It's completely unreliable."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a special contract with the solution and we aren't a consultant or reseller. My understanding is the company plans to replace this solution within the next six months as they've been unhappy with the performance of the solution. I would advise other organizations not to purchase this solution. I really prefer Cisco products, which work much more effectively. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. It's not a terrible solution, however, our experience was very bad.
Chamberlain ZEBAZE
Network Operations Specialists at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 20, 2020
A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability

What is our primary use case?

We use this product as part of our network solution, but we also have customers in Cameroon that we have implemented it for. We design their systems at a low cost, implement them, and then provide training.

Pros and Cons

  • "The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good."
  • "Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco."

What other advice do I have?

This solution has improved a great deal over time and in many domains. They have hired experts from around the world, from vendors such as Cisco, to help improve the product. Some examples are scripting has improved, along with advanced routing techniques, and wireless device support. However, the biggest improvements are in cloud routers. Normally, every two months at the maximum, new updates and firmware is released for the devices. It is really amazing. It is like the developers do not sleep at all. I am consistently impressed with how their technology is advancing. Overall, this is a…
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