TechValidate Research on CA Infrastructure Management

Case Study: Dell Inc.


This case study of Dell Inc. is based on a November 2013 survey of CA Spectrum customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“CA Spectrum provides a single source of hardware and network monitoring that allows views of performance prior to incidents being generated by existing hardware monitoring.”


  • Purchased CA Spectrum in order to:
    • Pre-empt service issues before user impact
    • Understand the impact of outages on users and business services
    • Monitor and manage physical, virtual and cloud environments
    • Support for a broad range of vendors and technologies
  • Solved the following challenges with CA Spectrum:
    • Increased visibility across their network – physical and virtual
    • Identified the source of problems quickly

Use Case

  • Has 1,001 -5,000 monitored devices.
  • Is monitoring and managing the following with CA Spectrum:
    • Physical Servers
    • Virtual Machines (VMs)
    • Network Devices


  • CA Spectrum is differentiated from competitive products in the following ways:
    • Range of vendors and technologies supported
    • Breadth of monitoring/management functionality
    • Depth of monitoring/management functionality
    • Flexibility
  • Rated the following Spectrum features in terms of how easy they are to use:
    • overall ease of use: Easy
    • out-of-the-box functionality: Easy
    • platform support OOTB: not easy
    • spectrum report manager: not easy
    • discovery configurations: very easy
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by < 10% with CA Spectrum.
  • Improved their MTTR by < 10% with CA Spectrum.

About This Data

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