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Sr. Analyst Technical Engrg at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
Dec 18 2017

What is most valuable?

It stops ABENDs, space ABENDs from occurring. It stops B37 ABENDs from happening. It prevents programs from ABENDing on the system, it does an automatic extension. That’s the feature we like.

What needs improvement?

I've never had any real issues with the product.

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

It’s all how well you can negotiate. With the software vendors on the mainframe side of the world, it’s all in your negotiating skills for getting a good price for what you want.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We installed it as a replacement for a similar product from another vendor. We did that for cost reasons. We were using a BMC product. It was time for a renewal. We looked at the price and thought we really should make the effort to switch… more»

What other advice do I have?

I’ve been at this company since August of 2015, so they’ve been using CA for longer than that. I’ve been a CA user for probably 30 years. Overall, I would rate it about an eight out of 10, because I just don’t like to rate anything as 10… more»


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What is CA Allocate DASD Space and Placement?

CA Allocate DASD Space and Placement (CA Allocate) enables more efficient use of DASD by enforcing allocation policies and procedures and redirecting inaccurate allocations for proper grouping, optimum space or best-fit usage.
In addition, X-37 resolution can prevent application failures to help save your enterprise time, resources and money. CA Allocate can help your enterprise maximize tape and DASD usage and optimize tape management resources with dynamic storage management for new allocations, and flexible, user-defined rules for allocation management.

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BrightStor DASD Space and Placement
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