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Storage Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 07 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are monitoring, trending and automation.

How has it helped my organization?

As a storage administrator, it has helped me to control my storage capacity and keep it clean in terms of both data and storage. It allows us not to purchase storage as aggressively as we used to; this has helped our organization.

What needs improvement?

There are many things that they need to improve. It is a work-in-progress product. As and when we find issues, we contact their support team and they are always quick to react. It is based on the Windows Server that creates data on the… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we didn't have a vendor; we had in-house processes and decided to move away from them. We wanted a third-party product so that if we need help, we can get the help we need. They had 2 different products - one you pay for and the… more »

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a similar storage management solution, I would advise you to go get this product soon. It's a very good product, but needs some enhancements. Technical support is the most important criteria while selecting a vendor… more »
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Mainframe Storage Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 11 2015

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are recording, treading, and automation because they help me support the system. I have many systems and being able to find out information that I can use instantaneously is a big help. Doing my job with a click on a button -- you can't put price on that. And it also… more »

How has it helped my organization?

One of the best products I have used so far is CA Vantage because of the stuff that we were able to find out. I've always laughed at my bosses or management, when they always want cutesy charts, stuff like that, because to me it's not about that. If there is a problem, I work on it and move on. But… more »

What needs improvement?

It reads data that I create on the mainframe so, we have a Windows client that through TCP/IP connects to the host on the mainframe and it creates all its data on the mainframe. I would like that data to be created in an efficient way, compressed, or whatever they have to do. That is the main… more »

What other advice do I have?

Absolutely get it. It could trend your stuff, it could automate. You name it, the product can do it. The sky's the limit and if you can't do it yourself, the support is outstanding, they are willing to listen, they will work with you and they get you there.

What is CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager ?

CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager (CA Vantage) provides centralized monitoring and policy-based automation

help reduce the costs and administration associated with the management of complex enterprise storage environments. It is designed to maximize your use of existing storage resources and ensure protection and high availability of applications and business information.

This z/OS storage management solution automates routine manual functions to help increase personnel productivity and maintain service level commitments. CA Vantage can help you optimize your enterprise storage infrastructure, decrease costs and improve productivity through reduced application outages and consolidated monitoring, reporting, forecasting and corrective actions.

Also known as
BrightStor Storage Resource Manager
CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager customers

Sky, TravelPort, First Horizon, Hill International