CA Performance Management Other Solutions Considered

Travis Blablack
Manager Network Operations at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
There were several.We had the IBM product, we had SolarWinds, and we had CA in our environment as well. So we evaluated all of these tools relative to the requirements from our 24/7 operations and for our tier-3 support teams, and made the decision to go with CA. One of the key requirements was this notion of off-the-shelf capabilities, and the requirement for us to be able to use the tool, to use dashboards, to use reports, to be able to performance manage our solutions, without having to go in and write scripts, without having to build up reports, without having to search for data. This native capability out of the box was one of our prime requirements. We had all of the technical requirements that you need for other tools. Does it speak natively, and standard protocols? Does it have certifications for all of the vendor models that we have in our environment? All those kinds of typical requirements. For us, the ability to use the tool immediately, whomever we went with, was one of our main requirements. We wanted to be able to deploy the tool and make good use out of it without having to send teams to two weeks of training, and then go back and try to figure out how to use what Performance Management gives us. View full review »
Supervis4b56
Supervisor Of Event Management And Monitoring at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at SolarWinds. We looked Riverbed. I think we just looked at CA. We did not go looking at a lot of them. CA also came to us, because we had someone working on the other side to say, "Hey, we already had them in-house, take a look at a tool they had in place." That helped them, because they were there. Once they could provide the tool that we wanted, and they were able to go through our use cases along with other vendors, that is how they got selected. They fitted with everything that we needed. View full review »
Infrastr4a17
Infrastructure Services Engineer Sr, Enterprise Network at a insurance company
I was not on board at the time that they were doing of the selection of this tool set, with Anthem. I'm aware that they were also looking at NetCool as another option, and I am not sure why CA was ultimately selected. I also don't have any information about pricing. I'm not sure what they spent on it. View full review »
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Jeremiah Dinardo
Network Engineer at Wells Fargo
We looked at InfoVista. We already have InfoVista at the bank, so we looked at them, but their solution just was not viable for us. View full review »
Distinguf436
Distinguished Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
On our side, it depends on the customers' needs. We test on one customer to be honest, as a solution. However, we are thinking pricing, scaling, and so on. Also, to use PM for all other customers. View full review »
Infrastr4a17
Infrastructure Services Engineer Sr, Enterprise Network at a insurance company
Netcool, Solarwinds. View full review »
Zaldy Biete
Global Network Operations | Infrastructure Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Since I inherited CA products in this job, choosing CA PM was the first choice for compatibility. View full review »
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