CA Spectrum Other Solutions Considered

NetworkT71ba
Network Tools Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Riverbed was one of the other vendors we looked at. Part of the reason CA was attractive is, we did have them come out and set up a demo and a look through. We went through a checklist of what was important to us to evaluate. The other vendor, we did not have them out. We did some demos with them; we already had some products from them. Honestly, we had a difficult time getting quoting and renewal for what we had. That was part of the reason. We did like the functionality that we saw from the CA. It didn't help that we couldn't get a good, invested communication from the other company that we did have products from. View full review »
Stuart Weenig
Senior NMS Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at a lot of different options and Spectrum was the one that met all of our criteria. Scalable and expansive enough to capture everything that we needed to capture, and even things that we did not even know we needed to capture. We were looking at some of the other giant, old-blood software companies. The main reason we chose Spectrum over any other solution was mainly because it was mature, but it was also going places. We could see the future of where Spectrum was trying to go. We could see where it was going to be and where we needed it to be in two years when we get there in two years. Wayne Gretzky said, "I skate to where the hockey puck is going to be." We saw that Spectrum was headed to where the hockey puck was going to be. That means that when we adopted it, it was not where the hockey puck was. We understood that when we were getting it that we would deal with those pains up front, then eventually, we would be ahead of the game. View full review »
SeniorEndd0d
Senior Enterprise Monitoring Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I think the short list for Spectrum was Solar Winds, Nagios, Spectrum, of course, and BMC. View full review »
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ITManaged58b
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We had HPE OpenView, SolarWinds, and OPNET tools. We chose CA because we can consolidate all of those tools down. This is why the integration is important. It has allowed us to eliminate a whole bunch of other tools, so we were able to consolidate, and that was a good thing for us. View full review »
Parag Pujari
Director IT at CNO Financial Group, Inc.
This was before my time at the company. View full review »
SeniorSy959f
Senior Systems Engineer at GEICO
We did consider two other vendors. We considered SolarWinds, and I can't remember the other company but that company didn't last very long. It was somewhat close between CA and SolarWinds, but we decided to go with CA. View full review »
Shawn Ousley
Network Engineer at Aerospace Corporation
We looked at a couple of different products; I can't remember which ones, exactly. View full review »
Programm0ef8
Programmer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I have looked a little into open source solutions. View full review »
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