CA Spectrum Review
Configuration is simple. We can do root cause analysis to correlate events.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that after setup, using it is very straightforward. Configuration was very simple, and the technical support was also good.

How has it helped my organization?

The greatest benefit is the kind of alerts that we get. We can do root cause analysis to correlate events. Instead of getting 100 emails when the core is down we get an alert.

What needs improvement?

I would say integration between performance monitoring and CA Spectrum, as well as improved graphing capabilities.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think the scalability is good. Right now, we have about 1,000 devices. The good part about Spectrum is that you don't have to worry when you want to expand.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, we were using open-source solutions.

How was the initial setup?

With the help of the support and the documentation, setup was straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated SolarWinds before going with CA Spectrum.

What other advice do I have?

Stability and support are important to us. We want to have the confidence that the vendor is investing in their product.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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