CA Spectrum vs. IDERA SQL Safe Backup

CA Spectrum is ranked 2nd in Event Monitoring with 37 reviews vs IDERA SQL Safe Backup which is ranked 13th in Event Monitoring with 1 review. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". The top reviewer of IDERA SQL Safe Backup writes "It has reduced our backup time, however backups do get skipped". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM and CA Unified Infrastructure Management. IDERA SQL Safe Backup is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication and Cohesity.
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Pros
The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing.The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it.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.

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It has reduced our backup time and simplified our backup processes across all the servers.The compression, because it drastically reduces the disk space.

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Cons
The CA Technologies sales team destroyed their relationship with our business units.It needs better integration with other CA products.OS monitoring needs to be better developed, as well as their services, e.g., cluster monitoring, URLs, etc.Make it easier to certify devices.If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.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.

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Make sure you check your backups on a regular basis. Backups do get missed with this tool, for whatever reason.I would like to see the pieces that they have put in the web only to be put into the thick client sitting on the desktop client.The way the filtering goes, if you filter on your view, there is no indication that you have made a selection.

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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.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller.

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The product's pricing is a good value. They have a straightforward licensing model.

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2nd
out of 20 in Event Monitoring
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26,401
Comparisons
4,775
Reviews
40
Followers
795
Avg. Rating
8.3
13th
out of 20 in Event Monitoring
Views
2,605
Comparisons
876
Reviews
1
Followers
298
Avg. Rating
7.0
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Overview
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.

IDERA SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server. It reduces backup time by up to 50% over native backups and reduces backup disk space by up to 95%. It also enables automated backups of entire SQL Server infrastructures and ensures compliance with the backup and recovery policies of organizations. It turns backup files into virtual databases to query and modify data as if they were real databases without restoring. From tens of local SQL Servers to hundreds of global SQL Servers, it is the only backup and recovery solution that scales to meet the challenge.

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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediWoman's Hospital, Sisters of Mercy Hospital System, University Medical Center, MetTel, PPG Industries; 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Comcast, Daimler, GameStop, Hormel Foods, Marriott International, Merck, NCR, United Technologies
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company12%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm23%
Retailer9%
Healthcare Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise58%
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