Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System

Optimized enterprise NFV platform

The Cisco ENCS is a hybrid platform that combines the functionality of a traditional router and a traditional server with a smaller infrastructure footprint.


Features and benefits

Deploy network services in minutes. With the Cisco Enterprise Network Compute System, you can virtualize all your services in the branch, including routers. The ENCS 5000 provides service agility and density needed for the branch that has limited IT resources.

Purpose-built for branch virtualization

The 5000 Series is a purpose-built compute platform optimized to run VNFs. Using VNFs saves time and simplifies operations. Zero-touch automation enables fast and flawless branch deployments and management.

Modular architecture

The 5000 Series' modular architecture enables flexibility to address your specific needs for capacity and connectivity as your organization or demands change.

Open platform for Cisco and third parties

Cisco's open-ecosystem approach to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in the 5000 Series enables other vendors to have their VNFs certified to help ensure compatibility and interoperability.


The 5000 Series provides a robust foundation for an agile and elastic infrastructure supporting NFV.

ENCS 5100 model

The 5100 Series is a fully virtualized platform for NFV Ethernet deployments.

ENCS 5400 model

The 5400 Series includes extensive options for compute, connectivity, storage, and power.

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