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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager Network Operations at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The out-of-the-box dashboards, in terms of being able to visualize performance data in ways that we haven't in the past. As opposed to lines of threshold alerts or indications of degradation, we're seeing from a graphical perspective this... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The one thing it has helped us with, we're not in a completely predictive state at this point. Everybody wants to get to predictive now - analytics - and be able to stop the problems before they happen. What I will say is that we have been... more»

What needs improvement?

I'm still working on consuming all the features that I have today, so ask me this again in a year. I would say right now, we're in the midst of adaptation and adoption with this tool, so everyday it seems like there's something new I'm... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Supervisor Of Event Management And Monitoring at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Its ability to probe the POLAR Network and tell us about a device. That is the most valuable. It is important we are able to alert based on what we find. It has become useful, because we can interact it with another tool, like Splunk, to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since the implementation of the tool, it has cut down on probably 60% of our outages and letting us know what is going on. That little component has created significant improvement for us that we were able to put in place. There is another... more»

What needs improvement?

Since the direction is more cloud-oriented, I would like to see what modules or functions they are putting out there to say, "Hey, this is what we are doing to monitor your cloud or help monitor that issue." As we move more towards the cloud,... more»

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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Infrastructure Services Engineer Sr, Enterprise Network at a insurance company
Nov 06 2017

What is most valuable?

The integration to the other products that we use: NFA, we use ADA, we use Spectrum; and CAPM integrates all those into a single pane of glass, for performance. CAPC is good for developing reports around those multiple data sources and giving... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the past we've had multiple monitoring tools and products being used simultaneously. The goal of the product - and we're still working on eliminating some of the overlap that the other products have - is to allow us to have a single... more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the individual report views, the way some of the columns sort, there's room for improvement in giving us more flexibility in being able to sort reports based, for example, on what columns the metrics fall under. I would say for the... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 30 2017

What is most valuable?

It's a pretty complex product. There are a lot of parts to it. The biggest selling point is putting the power of creating dashboards and reports into end users' hands. They can create views that are most pertinent to them. That's been the big... more»

How has it helped my organization?

From a business standpoint, it's hard to quantify. It's been used in the capacity planning process, as far as our network infrastructure goes. We've been able to utilize data that's been collected by the tool to more accurately predict usages.

What needs improvement?

The one area where I think it could be improved is the reporting capability. The dashboard features are very function rich, but the reporting feature is probably not as rich as we'd like it to be. There are some limitations in using it. For... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer
Jan 31 2018

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to add devices; just be aware that it requires SNMP to be enabled. It is very easy to use because most of the administrative tasks through the UI are documented. If I have any doubt, I can just go to the CS support. In the UI itself, you have a lot of helpful information on each administrative task, such as adding a special profile, conferring... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if CA provided online training for its customers. Whenever a release happens, the latest version, we have meetings with CA meeting and they explain the latest features and enhancements, which is really helpful. But then I'm training my internal support on our tool, if there were any training that CA provided directly, online, that would be good.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Network Engineer at Wells Fargo
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The integration with NetFlow, the NFA solution, so we can have our flow forensics paired with the SNMP polling performance metrics on the same page. Everybody throws around single pane of glass, but this is really the benefit that we see from... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It saves time having it all on one place, so you do not have to jump around from different tools and try to merge the data. It is already done for you. It does not really affect how the company functions, but it gives us insight into... more»

What needs improvement?

* Global synchronization errors. Sometimes it just does not finish in time due to the load. * When it goes through discovery, or whatever it is doing on the back-end that slows it down, sometimes we get some failures with it. * On the NFA... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Network Admin at Jack Henry and associats

What is most valuable?

It allows us to have a quick, upfront view of our multiple data centers. We have multiple connections to hundreds of customers; and it provides us with a quick dashboard look at issues we might be having; bottlenecks we might be having; and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It makes things faster when we have our network operations center. They can look at their dashboards that we've created for them, and they can see problems immediately. We can catch a problem before it really starts impacting the customer. It... more»

What needs improvement?

What's missing is stuff that they're already putting on the roadmap: the quick dashboards that they're building; the ability to create dashboard quickly; for example, with ADA and NFA, has been pretty amazing. They are starting to support... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Vendor
Network Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features to date are the alerts, reports, and integration with other CA products: * The alerting feature allows us to quickly identify and begin remediation on network devices that are experiencing performance/capacity... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Utilizing the capacity/performance data alongside the flow we are able to quickly determine the root cause of impact. This allows us to reduce mean time to resolution on network impacting events due to capacity/performance.

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement, which CA continues to do based upon community feedback. One of the greatest challenges we have encountered are the polling cycles. We currently poll at 5-minute intervals, but at times need to have... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Lead Network Performance Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

What is most valuable?

The benefit is having the one-stop shop where we can integrate all of our CA products into one dashboard. They can use that one dashboard as a portal to click around to wherever they need to go. The dashboard integrates our data from Spectrum... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved efficiency because now there is the one-stop shop where you can view all your data, instead of needing to click around in four different tools. Everybody's looking at the same data. You don't have people using their own tools,... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see it integrated with UIM. That is the one tool that is not in there. Then I would like to see log analytics, which I know are coming; but are still not included.
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Real User
Senior Network Engineer at Jack Henry & Associates
Feb 02 2018

What do you think of CA Performance Management?

Valuable Features Probably the most valuable feature is the integration that the tool provides for us. We're able to present data from multiple back-end collection sources into a single dashboard for the users. So they don't have to go to multiple locations to get data about a particular item, or device. • Stability Issues Stability has been fantastic so far. We've got quite a few different options available to us for business continuity, things like that, and the just inherent stability has been fairly impressive so far. • Scalability Issues Scalability is the reason we bought the product to begin with. It was designed from the ground up for carrier-grade services, and we are in effect a MSP ourselves. So we were really interested in looking at something to be able to...
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Distinguished Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

It is the gathering of the whole performance data in our environment and our network environment, for us and our customers. Also, a multi-tendency insight, SCN, and Cisco ACI implementation, which we need very urgently.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is bringing all the performance-related data and gathering of our environment with the customer's environment together. Therefore, we can analyze it over all the tenants and the tenants can also analyze the performance data by... more»

What needs improvement?

What we want to see: * More integration inside of Spectrum and integration of role-based access. * Our admins must be able, not only, to analyze the data, but combine the data. * Admins must be in a role-based administration feature. * That... more»
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Consultant
Technology Architect Consultant at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* Multi-tenant platform * User-configurable roles & permissions with granularity * Dashboard-oriented * Easy enough to customize

How has it helped my organization?

Mainly as an MSP configuration, the multi-tenant model helps us to segment the customer and users, as well as providing our operation the capability to oversee all tenants.

What needs improvement?

Today, tenants are bound to a data collector which requires a lot of networking and resources to configure. In the context of the multi-service provider and the need to have customer segmentation either for IP overlapping or Security (data... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Team Lead at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 27 2017

What do you think of CA Performance Management?

Primary Use Case We use the Performance Center to do performance monitoring. It is used throughout the organization by both our engineers, our support staff, and our troubleshooters. • Improvements to My Organization When devices are having performance issues, it proactively build dashboards, which allow us to go and do health checks, and resolve problems before they become an issue. • Valuable Features The ability to quickly do drag and drop customized reports for dashboards. • Room for Improvement I would like to see open integration with tools like Splunk, ExtraHop, and NetMRI. There are some areas in the technology right now, like with VMs, where we are lacking with our abilities to get inside the VM to monitor traffic within the machine. • Stability Issues ...
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Infrastructure Services Engineer Sr, Enterprise Network at a insurance company
Jan 31 2018

What is most valuable?

CA PM is the single pane of glass, providing consolidated views for all of the CA tool sets, for viewing all reports.

How has it helped my organization?

The network teams have transitioned to becoming proactive in responding to network performance issues, rather than being just reactive to outages.

What needs improvement?

CA PM Business Hours Filtering: I understand that all monitoring systems have defects. The Business Hours Filtering does not always function properly. Sometimes, when applying business hours to CA PM reports that are 30 or more days in... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Consultant Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2018

What do you think of CA Performance Management?

Primary Use Case Troubleshooting Capacity planning Alerting • Improvements to My Organization It gives multiple groups the ability to view dashboards and quickly obtain data about historical performance of network gear, with near real-time data. • Valuable Features Historical data, to help with trending and capacity planning. The dashboards are easy to use and can be viewed on any web browser. • Room for Improvement Product has issue collecting IP SLA data. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Stability Issues No issues yet with stability. • Scalability Issues No issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support Good. • Previous Solutions Previously we used eHealth which is a CA-owned product. We moved because they are...
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Real User
Consultant at a comms service provider
Apr 30 2017

What do you think of CA Performance Management?

Valuable Features The auto-certification is valuable to us. It reduces the time consumed to certify a new device, as in the past with CA eHealth. • Improvements to My Organization CA PM is able to monitor more equipment, or only specific requirements, as necessary. • Room for Improvement The database should have higher availability in case of an incident. • Use of Solution We have been using the solution for six months. • Stability Issues We haven't encountered any issues with stability. So far, it's been working properly. • Scalability Issues It requires higher availability in case of any incidents with any of the servers. • Customer Service and Technical Support The technical support is excellent. • Previous Solutions Previously, we used CA...
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Global Network Operations | Infrastructure Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 06 2018

What do you think of CA Performance Management?

Primary Use Case Most of of our CA suite is for network infrastructure monitoring, reporting, and fault management. • Valuable Features The most valuable of CA Performance Management is consolidated network infrastructure monitoring and reporting. • Room for Improvement For CA PM, there should be a way of easily migrating the reports coming from eHealth going to CA Performance Center, since CA PC is replacing eHealth. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues With CA PM, I haven’t encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues I haven’t encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support The CA support team has been very helpful, including chat and engineering support. • Previous Solutions We haven’t...
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Staff CTO at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Jan 16 2018

What do you think of BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization?

Primary Use Case We use the product to verify daily the correct sizing of the server farm, from the point of view of the applications. We have a rightsizing process and an undersizing process. • Improvements to My Organization Daily, we extract reports of undersized or oversized business services. Then, we notify the server owner. • Valuable Features The most interesting feature is the simulation of the load using different servers or different KPI parameters of the business. • Room for Improvement No specific area, but certainly the memory management of Java application servers should be implemented to be able to size GC and footprint. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues No issues. • Customer...
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Consultant at a comms service provider
Mar 26 2017

What do you think of CA Performance Management?

Valuable Features: It is easy to use, and the performance metrics are helping us to know our network better. • Improvements to My Organization: It provides metrics to users. • Room for Improvement: The certificates are not complete. CA needs to provide more support for the product through certificates. They need to discuss this with their product team. Certs are the drivers to support the devices. Some of the vendors are not fully covered. An example of this is Brocade. Certain types of Brocade used in our company is not in certs published. There are others as well. • Use of Solution: I have used this solution for two years. • Stability Issues: There was a big problem with HPE Vertica. • Scalability Issues: There were no scalability issues. • Previous...
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IT Architect at Axtel
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of Micro Focus Cloud Optimizer?

Valuable Features Easy integration with VMware, OpenStack and Hyper-V. It has an intuitive interface. Execute scenarios of what if. Easy access to resources of our cloud. • Improvements to My Organization It has optimized the use of the server. • Room for Improvement It needs to improve the capacity planning. • Use of Solution For six months. • Deployment Issues No issues. • Stability Issues No, for the moment. • Scalability Issues No issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: A nine out of 10. Technical Support: A nine out of 10. • Previous Solutions No. • Initial Setup They could use documentation online for easier steps. • Implementation Team We implemented it alone.

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