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Mainframe Storage Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 11 2015

What is most valuable?

Allocate is the space recovery process that's almost like automation. It puts "hooks" into a system so when files grow and shrink, and when people are creating their data, CA Allocate intercepts and fixes them in a way that there is no bend even if the user does not put the right space parameters… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the biggest benefits of CA Allocate is in the cost. We initially went with BMC MainView, which is a great product and a little more user friendly than CA Allocate. But because of our good relationship with CA, we were able to mimic everything we had with BMC. Any issues we had doing that, CA… more»

What needs improvement?

I want ease of support. BMC MainView has a panel where you see all the functions and you just select what you want to do and you can fix it right there and then. You don't have to go to a file and look at all the codes and makes changes from there. I want something like that with CA Allocate… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would like to be able to maintain it not in a hard way, but something simple. Allocate is a good product, but it's not there yet in terms of that.

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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