Cisco Tetration Review

It is a stable product with good scalability


What is our primary use case?

For the gas and oil company, who is our customer, they are mainly using it for their networking sites.

What is most valuable?

Scalability is its most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

It is not so easy to use and configure. It needs a bunch of further resources to work, which is mainly the biggest downside of it. The deployment is huge.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. We haven't had any problems with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We started off with one node. Then, it grew over six months to a year, so we bought two more nodes for a total of three nodes. It is huge right now, especially since the tracer comes with a half a rack.

How is customer service and technical support?

We have had two pretty straightforward cases with the technical support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were not using a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex, because it had a bunch of little details that needed to be tied together.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is outrageous. If you have money to throw at the product, then do it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We possible looked at a vRealize solution, but our customer did not want to consider VMware because it was not Cisco. The customer was a Cisco shop and did not even inquire regarding the price of the Tetration solution.

What other advice do I have?

The product should be easy to use, but it is not. Comparing it to other products, it was very complex. 

There are cheaper products out there which are simpler to use than Tetration.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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