TechValidate Research on CA Infrastructure Management


CA Spectrum Case Study: Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a educational institution is based on a November 2013 survey of CA Spectrum customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CA Spectrum is used to monitor a wide range of network, server and infrastructure support systems. It allows us to rapidly identify and isolate faults, thereby focusing repair efforts and decreasing the mean time to repair outages.”

Challenges

  • Purchased CA Spectrum in order to:
    • Speed fault isolation and resolution
    • Monitor and manage physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • 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
    • Data Center Facilities (power, space, cooling)

Results

  • 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
  • Rated the following Spectrum features in terms of how easy they are to use:
    • overall ease of use: Easy
    • platform support OOTB: Easy
    • spectrum report manager: Easy
    • discovery configurations: Easy




About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of CA Infrastructure Management by TechValidate.

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