Compare CA 1 Tape Management vs. IBM Spectrum Control

CA 1 Tape Management is ranked 6th in Storage Management with 3 reviews while IBM Spectrum Control is ranked 4th in Storage Management with 2 reviews. CA 1 Tape Management is rated 9.6, while IBM Spectrum Control is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CA 1 Tape Management writes "Interfaces with our virtual tapes; now we can read tapes automatically, no mounting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Control writes "You can get a much broader spectrum of storage captures for 24 hours or longer". CA 1 Tape Management is most compared with IBM Spectrum Control, whereas IBM Spectrum Control is most compared with Dell EMC ViPR SRM, NetApp OnCommand Insight and EMC VPLEX . See our CA 1 Tape Management vs. IBM Spectrum Control report.
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package that manages all of your tapes. Create/write/catalog, retention, delete. There are queries and reports, which are needed to know when/where/length keeping, etc., in order to track them or find out current status.It has become easy to backup and archive all our system data and financial data. It helps us mainly in managing the backup of our databases, and it is easy to retrieve that data and find it in a secure place.The tapes are mounted automatically. You can read a tape automatically without waiting for someone to insert it.With this product, it all becomes automatic: locating the data, backing up the data, restoring the data. We can automate all that with it.

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The benefits would be mostly the ability to diagnose a problem.The most valuable feature is the ease of use. The ability to get into a storage device and look at whatever you are trying to look at as far as performance, then obtain the reports that you need to do your analytical work.The installation was very easy. You just install an agent on a server, and you give that agent access to your storage device, then it just collects the data. It took five minutes to set up.

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The product itself is fairly complex so the install is as well.When we want to interface the CA 1 product with other vendors, IBM or others, it is difficult to interface it with them, because you need some exits, you need to compile some assemblers.

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If we were to add VM level performance being able to monitor VMs on a VM level, then that would be good.I would like to see is more information regarding the copy groups (the replication).

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We were already licensing Spectrum Control. This was one reasons why we went to Control rather than using the other product.It is pay for the amount of storage that you are monitoring. The more that we use the tool and like the tool, we may want to extend it to other storage platforms. This is just a matter of cost.

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Overview
CA 1 Tape Management (CA 1) is designed to simplify and unify the management and protection of z/OS tape data sets and volumes. It automates day-to-day z/OS tape management tasks to save your organization time and money. It enables a higher level of integrity for tape data while providing comprehensive protection against the inadvertent destruction of tape files. CA 1 helps you maintain data integrity, providing tools to continually check your data and prevent overwriting. To give you greater control, a Web-based Graphical Management Interface streams detailed tape volume information and provides a common platform for more efficient management practices.

IBM Spectrum Control is a comprehensive solution that can significantly improve monitoring, automation and analytics capabilities in multi-vendor storage environments. IBM Spectrum Control helps manage storage systems, software-defined storage, storage-area network (SAN) fabrics and devices. Storage can be seen from multiple perspectives, including departmental, application and server views. IBM Spectrum Control helps simplify provisioning, tier optimization, performance management and data replication processes.

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