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CA Spectrum Case Study: Global 500 Computer Services Company


This case study of a Global 500 computer services company is based on a November 2013 survey of CA Spectrum customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CA Spectrum has added value to our IT organization by showing the topology of a complex network with inter-relationships, the ease of finding issues resulting from changes before they impact the end users and by analyzing trends to predict failures.”


  • Purchased CA Spectrum in order to:
    • Speed fault isolation and resolution
    • Pre-empt service issues before user impact
    • Monitor and manage physical, virtual and cloud environments
    • Support for a broad range of vendors and technologies
  • Solved the following challenges with CA Spectrum:
    • Improved MTTR
    • Improved service levels to end users
    • Increased visibility across their network – physical and virtual
    • Identified the source of problems quickly
    • Improved reporting

Use Case

  • Has 10,000+ monitored devices.
  • Is monitoring and managing the following with CA Spectrum:
    • Physical Servers
    • Virtual Machines (VMs)
    • Network Devices
    • Public/Private Cloud


  • CA Spectrum is differentiated from competitive products in the following ways:
    • Range of vendors and technologies supported
    • Reliability
    • Scalability
    • Value for price
    • Speed /time to value
  • Rated the following Spectrum features in terms of how easy they are to use:
    • overall ease of use: extremely easy
    • out-of-the-box functionality: extremely easy
    • platform support OOTB: extremely easy
    • discovery configurations: extremely easy
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by 10% to 24% with CA Spectrum.
  • Improved their MTTR by 25% to 49% with CA Spectrum.

About This Data

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