CA Spectrum vs SCOM

CA Spectrum is ranked 3rd in Event Monitoring with 58 reviews vs SCOM which is ranked 2nd in Event Monitoring with 16 reviews. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". The top reviewer of SCOM writes "I like the ability to create Management Packs to monitor different programs or devices". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. SCOM is most compared with Nagios XI, Zabbix and PRTG. See our CA Spectrum vs SCOM report.
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Pros
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.​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.

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It can send messages to our ticketing system.It has good graphs of what is going on within the operating system.​We are able to do problem determination on runaway processes.It works better than other products I’ve used – namely SolarWinds, which is cumbersome and error prone for web app monitoring. SCOM is not.The product has helped our organization with in-depth monitoring.

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Cons
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.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.

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​I would like to better be able to monitor Oracle processes.​Non Windows monitoring is fairly weak. Network device monitoring is not reliable.It could use some system enhancements, such as better dashboards.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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 pricing and licensing are fair.

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Also Known AsSystem Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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OverviewCA 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. System Center Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediDialog Telekom
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
12%
Insurance Company
9%
Media Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
24%
Comms Service Provider
22%
Retailer
10%
Healthcare Company
7%
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Retailer
21%
Financial Services Firm
16%
Leisure / Travel Company
5%
Government
5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
28%
Retailer
8%
Healthcare Company
7%
University
7%
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Company Size
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Small Business
12%
Midsize Enterprise
15%
Large Enterprise
73%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
58%
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Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
30%
Large Enterprise
51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
10%
Midsize Enterprise
30%
Large Enterprise
60%
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