CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation vs CA Spectrum

CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation is ranked 5th in Event Monitoring with 23 reviews vs CA Spectrum which is ranked 3rd in Event Monitoring with 62 reviews. The top reviewer of CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation writes "Individual rules for various events can be updated in flight without bouncing the product". The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation is most compared with CA SYSVIEW, Micro Focus Operations Bridge and CA Mainframe Software Manager. CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, SCOM and IBM Tivoli NetCool. See our CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation vs CA Spectrum report.
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Pros
Once automatic IPL has been defined, anyone can perform an IPL with very little intervention. We know that all of the components will be started correctly.Because we can define complex commands, the training of new operators is quicker. We can also put checks in place, that will prevent user errors.It alerts the operators when it is time to repair the communications and the IPLs.I do not have to keep recordings. It is there and is proactive. It helps the operators, human editors, and me.​The follow-up surprised me. Making sure that I am happy with what I have gone to them on. They will call after I have made changes and verify that I am happy with the changes that I did have to make. If it did not fix the complete problem, they go back over it until I am satisfied.​​The service has been wonderful. I like the people that I have had to deal with. The process is very straightforward. I call or use the website.The performance of it is beyond exceptional. It is probably one of the best products that I have ever worked with. It is easy to use, comprehensive, and can perform almost any task you need it to.Stability is probably the best out-of-the-box. Put it in, set it up, and you leave it alone. It works wonderfully.

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It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.​The stability of the product is key. It never breaks, really. The stability and reliability of the Spectrum product have been top-notch.​I can use it to detect whenever things go wrong on my network.We can plan changes and replacement of end-of-life products in our environment very well because it's very accurate.Spectrum does such a great job of discovering our network that we have a high confidence in what our inventory is.

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​It’s a complex product. The initial installation is easy, but implementing various functions is a constant process.​The GUI interface could be improved, but that is coming. They are working on that.The further expansion of the mainframe teamcenter interface. Also, the web services support is something that I am looking into.Because of its age, it's a little bit difficult to modernize some of the integrations and some of the functions.It definitely needs more web-based interface, to be more mobile-open. More APIs, more open source to it.Scalability is zero. It cannot be scaled because of its age.Some of the command sequences are too long.The reason sometimes it is not stable, we do not have the expertise to write the script.​

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The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.Needs better integration with all the other products in the Agile suite of tools; anything they could do to make that less complex, would be great.If nobody else has said the documentation needs improvement, let's go there. I understand, you can either write about it or you can do it. And most of us would rather they do it, but now that they've done it, those of us that didn't do it, we need to go and find: "Where did they write about this to tell us how to do it?" That's always lacking.We have had one support issue that's been open for a couple of months, and it is currently open.​I would like to see them eliminate the Java console. The user interface for this is a Java applet that runs on your desktop, and it is very problematic for us.We have had some issues with the spec server and the high availability replication of data. It fails over well, but it does not come back very well. We get duplicated events.

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The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.

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OverviewQuestionmark icon
Overviewz/OS, its subsystems, databases, middleware, applications, and software generate thousands of event messages daily. IT professionals need a tool to filter, prioritize, and respond quickly to these events before they impact availability and threaten business processing and associated service level agreements. CA OPS/MVS EMA automates processes, enabling you to resolve problems as they arise. It also automates more routine tasks, simplifying IT management and operations.CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization.
Sample Customers
Sample CustomersTietoNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
55%
Energy/Utilities Company
9%
Insurance Company
9%
Healthcare Company
9%
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
12%
Insurance Company
9%
Transportation Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
24%
Comms Service Provider
22%
Retailer
10%
Healthcare Company
6%
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Small Business
4%
Large Enterprise
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Small Business
11%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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