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2020-05-06T07:44:48Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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

In terms of what could be improved, I would say the cost. The SDN hardware especially is much too expensive, specifically 799 and 9000, which act like a spine and those spines are connecting to the leaves. The architecture itself is very expensive compared to NSX where we have flexibility with the virtual environment for the same purpose controlling east-west traffic, policing, profiling, and everything is done on both the features. But the Cisco hardware is much too expensive. Performance-wise in the data center with 30G, 40G, 100G, you need to know how specific data can be sent to that 100G if you are using FCP only for the same traffic. Whereas with VMware or even Broker, they have tested 10G or even 100G with the interfaces and they give 100G performance. But with ACI, with your chip set for the FC, we still have not actually seen that the performance is productive. So the cost for the data center could be reduced. Other things are fine because we have SDN now with Repeller and Cisco is very good here. Umbrella is good. I think it's progressing towards the cloud. The WAN is good. But on the SDN data center, software defined data center, it should be considered in comparison to partners.

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

This is a software solution, which is less stable than a hardware solution by definition.

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

I would like to see the principle scan introduce more models, to help with scalability issues. Some other competitors have more options. On a smaller scale, there is not much variation in the product. The customer has a choice of a small number of categories. The performance could be improved. It would be helpful if they offered modularized upgrades, such as additional memory or a faster processor.

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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.