Compare CA 1 Tape Management vs. NetApp OnCommand Insight

CA 1 Tape Management is ranked 6th in Storage Management with 3 reviews while NetApp OnCommand Insight is ranked 2nd in Storage Management with 6 reviews. CA 1 Tape Management is rated 9.6, while NetApp OnCommand Insight is rated 9.4. 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 NetApp OnCommand Insight writes "These products are extremely durable and last over time. They are designed to take a beating". CA 1 Tape Management is most compared with IBM Spectrum Control, whereas NetApp OnCommand Insight is most compared with Dell EMC ViPR SRM, SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor and EMC VPLEX . See our CA 1 Tape Management vs. NetApp OnCommand Insight 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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This gives me better performance numbers and gives me more information about where my loopholes are, where I need to target my customers, where I need to go back and retain storage.I am very happy with the stability. When your customers don't notice anything wrong, that's the biggest win for a product.The most valuable feature is the security. When we identify a vulnerability, it is easy to mitigate it. NetApp provides the solution. It's also easy to create and move volumes.The most valuable feature is definitely the reports, the complete analysis of the data. We also like the scalability, since it can work with Hitachi, Isilon, etc.It's stable and gives good feedback on performance.The machine learning features help me troubleshoot faster.Once we gathered and saw what we were doing with everything, we saved close to a petabyte worth of data by being able to delete old data and move stuff around. Thus, we became more efficient.It gives us the ability to look at our storage and figure out what we are doing with it. Without it, we are sort of blind.

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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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A little bit more from technical support would give us a little bit more insight.When we first went to Cluster Mode, we had a lot of problems. Setup took a few months. We had people onsite, including one of the top guys from NetApp for a while. Going from 7-Mode to Cluster Mode was rough.I would like them to develop voice commands so that I can say to the product, "Create a volume."From 7-Mode to C mode a migration happened and many features, like FTP and SFTP, were dropped. We have been using it, but there needs to be better communication when features are dropped because there are end users using it who might find it a shock: "Oh, why was that dropped?"I would like to see better graphics. We have seen regular graphs and pie graphs. I am sure that there are better ways to show this information.The initial setup is complex. There is a lot of stuff to set up. I had to teach my guys a lot of things, so there was a lot of learning.

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We like that it is one license and everything is bundled in together.We just made a major investment back in May of this year, so we'll have it for another four and a half or five years easily. Thus, we have a five year bumper to bumper agreement.The company has saved money by narrowing down issues faster using servers and performance.

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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.

NetApp OnCommand Insight management software delivers consistent insight across your data center so you can monitor and manage your hybrid IT multivendor storage, compute, and switching infrastructures.

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Energy/Utilities Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Software R&D Company31%
Government14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Media Company9%
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