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2020-05-06T07:44:48Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Khader Jeelani - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr.Network Engineer at Alghanim Industries
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Top 20
2021-08-31T15:41:00Z
31 August 21

It is always good to work with Cisco products. We love to work with Cisco. But I respect other products as well. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization a seven as I have gone through the documentation compared to other virtualizations like NSX. To bring that score up, there could be more optimization on the cloud, especially SD-WAN, which we have gone through but still I think needs way more optimization compared to partners or competitors like VMware, VeloCloud and the other vendors and SD-WAN leaders. Cisco needs to improvise for more optimization because we have on-prem and we have cloud. It's a mixed solution and Cisco is a mixed solution with images, as well as the storage. The solution should be a uniform solution, where we have only one vendor, like others that have their own platform and are using their own optimization, such as Gartner, which is top compared to Cisco. Additionally, they should have a little bit more security on the SD-WAN side. I think Umbrella should be integrated. I think they started more integration on the SD-WAN device like a SASE kind of solution, which can be replaced for a remote access kind of solution. I would recommend Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization, as it is easy to start, stable, and scalable on the enterprise network. These are the three key components for good performance. It is easy to manage, easy to maintain, and stable. If you set up everything alright, it will give years without any issues.

JG
Director - Head of Technical Division/Operations; Infrastructure Solutions at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-12T11:48:50Z
12 July 20

My advice for anyone who is implementing Cisco Enterprise NFV is to first have a good, solid design, prior to starting the implementation. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Chinthaka Kannangara - PeerSpot reviewer
Network System Engineer at VSIS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-05-06T07:44:48Z
06 May 20

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to first review the technology on the market. There are several things to plan for, including integration with other products. Overall, I feel that this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 12, 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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Chinthaka Kannangara - PeerSpot reviewer
Network System Engineer at VSIS
06 May 20
The support system that they have in place is very good and they are easy to reach.
JG
Director - Head of Technical Division/Operations; Infrastructure Solutions at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
12 July 20
Scalability is not a problem.