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1,370 Customers Surveyed

9,971 Data Points Collected

828 Published TechFacts

63 Published Charts

204 Published Case Studies



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CA Unified Infrastructure Management Customer Research

Before selecting CA UIM, what were some of the biggest challenges you faced when monitoring your IT infrastructure?

Too many monitoring tools
52%
Inability to monitor newer, modern infrastructures such as Cloud and containers
42%
Too much time spent in configuring and deploying monitoring tools
42%
Scaling monitoring to growth
40%
Too much time spent in issue resolution
35%
Diagnosing the user experience
28%
Lack of end-to-end visibility across cloud, traditional infrastructure, and applications
26%

CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) Customer Statistic

86% of surveyed IT organizations use CA Spectrum IM with CA SOI.

86%

CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) Case Study: Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer services company is based on a September 2013 survey of CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Using CA SOI for the following broader initiatives:
    • IT tools/vendor consolidation
    • IT transformation from a traditional technology-focused to a service-focused organization
    • IT transformation to more efficiently deploy and manage new IT technologies
  • Addresses the following critical challenges with CA SOI:
    • Difficulties in understanding and reporting the status of services
    • Difficulties finding the root cause of service problems
    • A need to ensure service level objectives or agreement are met
    • A need to ensure that alerts/tickets are always routed to the right responder
    • The issue of end users knowing service problems before IT is informed

Use Case

  • Their CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) is in production deployment
  • Uses CA SOI for the following purposes:
    • To consolidate events/alerts from monitoring tools into a single console
    • To integrate data from monitoring tools to model and manage services
    • To communicate service status to business stakeholders and/or external customers

Results

  • CA SOI is helping them transform their IT culture from being technology-focused to a service-focused organization.

HCL uses multiple CA products for network performance monitoring

Introduction

This case study of HCL is based on a September 2014 survey of CA eHealth customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“CA eHealth is a very good tool to monitor network performance of network devices.”

Challenges

  • Held back from investing more into their infrastructure management and monitoring solutions because:
    • Nothing

Use Case

  • Is currently investigating ways to better monitor routers and switches across many domains.
  • Uses 2-5 products for infrastructure management and performance monitoring.
  • The following features are most important in providing insight into the performance of their infrastructure:
    • Support for multiple platforms
    • Mutli-tenant awareness
    • Monitoring all network devices
    • Monitoring all servers
    • Monitoring server app performance
    • Managing traps, alarms and alters
    • Separating interfaces for admin and non-admin users
  • Currently runs the following in addition to CA eHealth:
    • CA Application Performance Management
    • CA Network Flow Analysis
    • CA Nimsoft Monitor
    • CA Performance Management
    • CA Service Operations Insight
    • CA Spectrum
  • Runs the following add-on capabilities to improve service quality and visibility into infrastructure performance:
    • Database APIs, queries or exports
    • SNMP agents
  • Uses the following resources in order to maximize their CA eHealth investment:
    • CA Support (support.ca.com)
    • CA education courses
    • CA Communities

Results

  • Rates the following CA eHealth capabilities as compared to other network monitors:
    • Live KPI reporting: vastly superior
    • SLA reporting: superior
    • Application performance: superior
    • Server & system performance: vastly superior
    • Compliance monitor & reporting: vastly superior

CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) Customer Research

CA SOI Usage by Features

Which of the following CA SOI features do you use?

CA SOI Service View Dashboard
81%
CA SOI Reporting with CABI BOXI
47%
CA SOI Mobile Dashboard
26%
CA SOI Reporting with Jaspersoft
17%
Google Earth in SOI console
17%

CA Unified Infrastructure Management Customer Fact

A large enterprise computer services company reduced the amount of time spent on ongoing administration of the business, which helped speed deployment and adaptation of other projects since adopting CA UIM.



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