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Travis Blablack
Real User
Manager Network Operations at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The out-of-the-box dashboards, in terms of being able to visualize performance data in ways that we haven't in the past. As opposed to lines of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The one thing it has helped us with, we're not in a completely predictive state at this point. Everybody wants to get to predictive now - analytics… more»

What needs improvement?

I'm still working on consuming all the features that I have today, so ask me this again in a year. I would say right now, we're in the midst of… more»

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

Lifecycle came into that. We had an old tool. It was either refresh and get new hardware, update to the current version, or look at alternatives… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of criteria when selecting a vendor, for us, one of the most important is our partnership and their strategic outlook. A tool's a tool… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Supervisor Of Event Management And Monitoring at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Its ability to probe the POLAR Network and tell us about a device. That is the most valuable. It is important we are able to alert based on what we find. It has become useful, because… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since the implementation of the tool, it has cut down on probably 60% of our outages and letting us know what is going on. That little component has created significant improvement… more»

What needs improvement?

Since the direction is more cloud-oriented, I would like to see what modules or functions they are putting out there to say, "Hey, this is what we are doing to monitor your cloud or… more»

What other advice do I have?

Kick the tires and get under the hood. Provide your use cases upfront, and tell them exactly what you need. Once you do that, it is fine. They will provide you with what you want, and… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Network Specialist
Jul 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The metrics that it's able to track and that it's able to trend, Keep in mind, because we have not updated, it's to the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the ways this product has improved things would be disk space. Since it is monitoring a lot of our infrastructure… more»

What needs improvement?

This may be available by now but for server space, when it comes to the disk file system, I'd like to see that graphically… more»

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

I believe the product's pricing is a good value at this point. We're currently trying to internally evaluate everything… more»

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

We did not have anything previously, except maybe something along the lines of the free MRTG. But previous to that, we… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give Performance Management an eight out of 10, and I might even move that to a nine after I've had a chance to… more»
Anonymous User
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

For us, the multi-tenancy is very important, of course. The scalability is also important because we have customers in the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first-line operators, who are sitting in front of the monitoring consoles can easily see if a problem is related to a… more»

What needs improvement?

Every product has room for improvement. It could be a little easier to integrate new metrics.

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

I like the licensing model because it's device-based. It makes it easier for us, as a managed service provider, to bill… more»

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

Before this solution, CA didn't have an equivalent solution and we used open-source solutions. But the capabilities… more»

What other advice do I have?

You have to think about what you want to capture. You can capture a lot of things, but you have to make sure you capture… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Services Engineer Sr, Enterprise Network at a insurance company
Nov 06 2017

What is most valuable?

The integration to the other products that we use: NFA, we use ADA, we use Spectrum; and CAPM integrates all those into a single pane of glass, for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the past we've had multiple monitoring tools and products being used simultaneously. The goal of the product - and we're still working on… more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the individual report views, the way some of the columns sort, there's room for improvement in giving us more flexibility in being able to… more»

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

We switched because there were multiple other solutions, and we were already using CA Spectrum, so the natural progression was to go to CA and use… more»

What other advice do I have?

On the positive, if you can rely on the out-of-the-box reports, it should be a fairly straightforward deployment. If you're looking at… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 30 2017

What is most valuable?

It's a pretty complex product. There are a lot of parts to it. The biggest selling point is putting the power of creating… more»

How has it helped my organization?

From a business standpoint, it's hard to quantify. It's been used in the capacity planning process, as far as our network… more»

What needs improvement?

The one area where I think it could be improved is the reporting capability. The dashboard features are very function… more»

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

I wouldn't say it's too expensive. I'd say it's comparable to what you're going to find in the marketplace. You have to… more»

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

We were using a different CA solution. Specifically, we were using a product called eHealth. The reason why we migrated… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely take advantage of the training that CA offers. Certainly take that training, just prior to, or just… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer
Jan 31 2018

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to add devices; just be aware that it requires SNMP to be enabled. It is very easy to use because most of the administrative tasks through the UI are documented. If I… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if CA provided online training for its customers. Whenever a release happens, the latest version, we have meetings with CA meeting and they explain the latest… more»

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

I wasn't involved in any decision on that. But it's all based on management's decision.

What other advice do I have?

If I were to talk to others who are considering this product, I would explain the features, that it's easy to use, and its scalability, stability, and about the capacity it has. I… more»
Jeremiah Dinardo
Real User
Network Engineer at Wells Fargo
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The integration with NetFlow, the NFA solution, so we can have our flow forensics paired with the SNMP polling performance metrics on the same… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It saves time having it all on one place, so you do not have to jump around from different tools and try to merge the data. It is already done for… more»

What needs improvement?

* Global synchronization errors. Sometimes it just does not finish in time due to the load. * When it goes through discovery, or whatever it is… more»

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

We were looking at other vendors in the marketplace for NetFlow, and CA just beat everybody else in price, cost, and the size to implement. The… more»

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: For Wells Fargo, it is being able to handle the size and scalability. Most vendors out there… more»
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CA Performance Management is a comprehensive and highly scalable network performance monitoring and analytics platform. It was built to meet the unique demands of big data and modern networks architectures, including highly dynamic and complex hybrid cloud and software-defined networks (SDN).

The platform is design to reduce complexity inherent in modern networks built across numerous technology stacks through advanced network performance monitoring and relationship mapping for improved operational assurance.

Combined with CA Virtual Network Assurance, the platform extends operator visibility through advanced discovery and network performance monitoring of highly sensitive cloud and multi-layered SDN networks and service chains.

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