Users review API management tools
April 12 2018
Developers weigh in on the pros and cons of API managers from Apigee, CA, IBM, Microsoft, Mulesoft, OpenLegacy, Oracle, and Tibco. Read real user reviews of these solutions from the IT Central Station community.
AlienVault vs Splunk: Top SIEM Solutions Compared
April 03 2018
SIEM users weigh in - IT Central Station users give AlienVault an 8.4 out of 10, with Splunk following close behind at 8.0 out of 10 ... AlienVault reviewers said the solution enabled them to "create a SOC on a budget with smaller than usual staff requirements," and that while "some of the correlation events are false-positive," the solution offers…
How to keep pace with the growing appetite of software
March 23 2018
Many organizations are already taking steps towards a successful continuous testing practice. In fact, IT Central Station recently published a report compiling reviews by testers themselves – which reveal their successes with Continuous testing.
LogRhythm vs Splunk: Top SIEM Solutions Compared
March 21 2018
SIEM users weigh in - IT Central Station users give LogRhythm an average rating of 8.7 out of 10, with Splunk following close behind at 8.0 out of 10 ... Splunk reviewers said the ability to view a wide range of logs and drill down into specific times or data sources "has proved to be the greatest aspect in decreasing our troubleshooting overhead…
3 Ways PR Can Help Manage Today’s Review-Based Economy
March 17 2018
Today, we live in a review-based economy. Everything is reviewed – from the restaurants we eat in, to the BnB’s we sleep in, to the drivers we ride with and the passengers who ride with them! You’d be hard-pressed to find a product or service today that doesn’t have direct customer or user feedback somewhere on the internet.
4 Simple B2B Influencer Marketing Strategies
March 14 2018
Influencer marketing is becoming an increasingly popular tactic used by B2B companies to enhance brand equity, establish thought leadership and boost domain authority.
Customer Reviews: Top Remote Access Tools
March 12 2018
Businesses love remote access for worker productivity, but supporting and securing remote access can be a challenge. Here, IT managers in the IT Central Station community review some of the top remote access solutions: LogMeIn Pro, LogMeIn Rescue, Bomgar Remote Support, XenApp, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and ConnectWise Control.
ArcSight vs Splunk: Top SIEM Solutions Compared
March 05 2018
SIEM users weigh in - IT Central Station users give Splunk an average rating of 8 out of 10, with ArcSight a close second at 7.9 out of 10 ... Splunk reviewers said the solution "makes possible new sorts of correlations that were previously impossible using traditional SIEMs such as ArcSight or QRadar," and said that while the licensing model might…
Users review test data management tools
February 23 2018
Developers and IT pros report the pros and cons of CA Test Data Manager, Informatica Test Data Management, and IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management.
Users review service virtualization tools
February 09 2018
Developers and IT pros weigh in on service virtualization offerings from CA, IBM, Micro Focus, Parasoft, and SmartBear Software. In their reviews, IT Central Station users cite earlier defect identification, integration with other products, and a variety of licensing options as valuable features when selecting service virtualization solutions for…
3 ways PR can help manage today’s review-based economy
February 06 2018
Today, we live in a review-based economy. Everything is reviewed – from the restaurants we eat in, to the BnB’s we sleep in, to the drivers we ride with and the passengers who ride with them! You’d be hard pressed to find a product or service today that doesn’t have direct customer or user feedback somewhere on the internet.
Aruba v Aerohive in customer reviews
January 31 2018
When choosing the wireless LAN gear to be used in enterprises, it's important to look at security, reliability and ease of system management, and that's exactly what a group of Aruba and Aerohive customers have done. The two vendors rank number 1 and number 2 in wireless LAN according to members of the IT Central Station user community in which…
Review Roundup: Endpoint Protection Solutions
January 30 2018
For many enterprise organizations, large-scale data breaches often start with an initial compromise in an endpoint device, such as a computer, mobile device or laptop. Endpoint protection (also known as endpoint security) software addresses this issue directly by connecting remotely to client devices and ensuring that each endpoint complies with…
Network Performance Monitoring Tools: CA vs. Micro Focus
December 28 2017
According to the IT Central Station user community, CA Spectrum and Micro Focus Network Node Manager are ranked as top network performance management applications. In this article, real users weigh the pros and cons of each product, sharing their insights with other enterprise tech professionals looking to make a similar investment.
2018 DevOps Predictions
December 21 2017
Based on IT Central Station user reviews of DevOps solutions, in 2018 we can expect to see the continued trend for solutions that support Agile methodologies, as well as DevOps solutions that provide ROI in terms of saving resources, or that provide multiple functionalities. Users are looking for DevOps tools that make their work more productive…
2018 Application Performance Management Predictions - Part 3
December 20 2017
According to reviews on IT Central Station, the popularity of cloud APM solutions increased throughout 2017. We expect to see this trend continue through 2018 as more companies migrate to the cloud.
2018 Application Performance Management Predictions - Part 1
December 18 2017
Based on 315+ reviews of APM solutions on IT Central Station, the feature that many of our community members expect from their APM solution is a single pane of glass. In 2018, APM vendors who continue to build-out their single pane of glass functionalities will be the champions in the competitive market.
Blade Servers: IT Pros Review Top Vendors
November 30 2017
According to product reviews by IT Central Station users, top blade server vendors in the market include HPE BladeSystem, Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, and Lenovo Flex System Blade Servers.
Face to Face - FlexPod / Exalogic: users give their opinions
November 24 2017
FlexPod and Oracle Exalogic, two of the largest providers of converged infrastructure equipment, are popular with users. But according to those who use their products, these solutions are very different from each other. [French]
What's the Best Hadoop Solution for Your Business?
November 21 2017
The IT Central Station community discusses Hadoop solutions in terms of the features that are most valuable to them, how easy they are to deploy, their speed and the responsiveness of their support teams.
REVIEW: FlexPod, Oracle Exalogic converged-infrastructure gear
November 21 2017
Two top makers of converged infrastructure devices – FlexPod and Oracle Exalogic – rank well among their users, but they have important differences, according to customers who have used the products.
The Best Ways to Measure eCommerce Performance - Part 2
November 16 2017
Even for the most traditional enterprise, APM can enrich their understanding of their business and give them information about their customers in ways that they might not see with traditional metrics.
The Best Ways to Measure eCommerce Performance - Part 1
November 15 2017
According to users in the IT Central Station community, the more companies go online or move more of their business to online sales, the more they need analytics to understand these purchase patterns and customer behaviors.
The Best Way for Dev and Ops to Collaborate - Part 5
November 14 2017
Members of the IT Central Station community say that the best way for dev and ops to collaborate is to use solutions that are built with collaboration features, automated workflows and give end-to-end visibility. This allows teams to implement feedback loops for continuous improvement.
Users review CA Release Automation and IBM UrbanCode Deploy
November 08 2017
Based on IT Central Station user reviews, CA Release Automation and IBM UrbanCode Deploy are noted as leading release automation solutions.
In this article, real users weigh the pros and cons of each solution, sharing their insights and feedback with other enterprise tech professionals looking to make a similar investment. They outline each…
REVIEW: How rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up
November 07 2017
HPE ProLiant DL, Dell EMC PowerEdge R, HPE Apollo, and IBM Power Systems are among the leading rack servers in the market, according to IT pros in the IT Central Station community. IT Central Station is a knowledge-sharing site made up of professionals discussing technology products they use every day.
How Review Platforms Can Improve Your Marketing Strategy
October 24 2017
Reviews are becoming increasingly popular and common in order to assist consumers in their decisions. With seemingly endless online media options (forums, sites, formal review platforms, search engines etc) you can make use of this opportunity to understand the perspectives of your end-users and provide better services.
REVIEW: Turbonomic, VMware virtualization management tools
October 17 2017
Two of the leading virtualization management tools are Turbonomic and VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), according to IT pros in the IT Central Station community. IT Central Station is a knowledge-sharing site made up of professionals discussing technology products they use every day.
DDoS Protection: Arbor Networks vs. Kentik
October 06 2017
In the DDoS protection software market, Arbor Networks, the security division of Netscout, and Kentik are popular, frequently compared options among IT Central Station users. Here's what these IT decision-makers had to say about the DDoS products from these vendors.
ArcSight vs. Splunk? Why You Might Want Both
October 04 2017
Two of the most highly-rated software products in the security information and event management (SIEM) market are ArcSight and Splunk, according to online reviews by SIEM software users in the IT Central Station community. But the user reviews show that the two products have such different strengths that, instead of viewing them as direct rivals…
SIEM review: Splunk, ArcSight, LogRhythm and QRadar
October 04 2017
IT and security managers in the IT Central Station online community say that the most important characteristics of security information and event management (SIEM) products is the ability to combine information from several sources and the ability to do intelligent queries on that information. Four of the top SIEM solutions are Splunk, HPE…
REVIEW: Users assess network virtualization software from VMware and Micro Focus
October 03 2017
According to IT pros in the IT Central Station community, two of the leading network virtualization platforms are VMware NSX and Micro Focus Network Virtualization. Based on these users’ experiences, the most important criteria to consider when choosing a network virtualization solution include scalability, flexibility, and support for in-depth…
Fünf Cloud-Monitoring-Tools im Praxis-Test
September 26 2017
Laut der Anwender-Community IT Central Station, in der mehr als 220.000 IT-Profis registriert sind, zählen bei der Auswahl solcher Tools vor allem die Kriterien Skalierbarkeit, einfache Bedienung und ein maßgeschneidertes Dashboard. Zu den Top-Tools aus Sicht der Praktiker gehören CA Unified Infrastructure Management, SevOne, Opsview Enterprise…
Peers. Trump. Experts
September 24 2017
By Russell Rothstein, CEO of IT Central Station:
In 2017 for the first time peers were perceived as credible as technical experts. The internet has lowered the barrier to entry. We might benefit from raising it back up...
REVIEW: 4 Top Disaster-Recovery Platforms Compared
September 22 2017
These disaster-recovery software comparisons consider ease of testing, overall functionality and compatibility with other major platforms as highly valuable features when selecting disaster recovery software for their companies. The critiques were part of feedback from subscribers to IT Central Station, a knowledge-sharing community made up of…
The Many Uses Of Product Reviews
September 12 2017
As the volume and importance of user reviews continue to rise, winning vendors will use reviews as an integral part of all aspects of their go-to-market efforts–from planning through execution. Don’t be left behind.
The Best (And Worst) Features Of 7 Top Cloud Security Solutions
September 08 2017
According to enterprise users on the reviews site IT Central Station, top cloud security solutions in the market include Evident.io, Cisco CloudLock, Dome9, Netskope, Skyhigh, CloudPassage and Bitglass.
Here, IT Central Station users share their experiences with using these solutions, describing which features they find valuable and where they…
Hyperconverged Infrastructure: What Do Users Think?
September 07 2017
Members of IT Central Station, a community of more than 250,000 IT pros who contribute enterprise technology reviews based on their experience, provided insight into leading hyperconverged infrastructure products. They cited features they love in HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix, and VMware vSAN, along with product shortcomings.
Best Project Portfolio Management Solutions For Your Business
August 15 2017
Users from IT Central Station discuss project portfolio management in terms of the features that are most fundamental to their respective professional needs: digital footprint size, customization capabilities, third-party integrations, technical support, total cost of ownership (TOC), and others.
All-Flash Arrays: What Users Say About Top Vendors
August 09 2017
According to product reviews by IT Central Station users, the top all-flash array vendors on the market are Hewlett-Packard Enterprise with 3PAR flash storage, NetApp, Tintri, Nimble Storage (now part of HPE), Pure Storage, and IBM.