Compare CA Spectrum vs. Wavefront by VMware

CA Spectrum is ranked 15th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 6 reviews while Wavefront by VMware is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 6 reviews. CA Spectrum is rated 8.0, while Wavefront by VMware is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "Monitors countless machines for us; we know when something is down and needs fixing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wavefront by VMware writes "Simplifies troubleshooting by identifying trends from different data sources". CA Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix and Nagios XI, whereas Wavefront by VMware is most compared with Datadog, AppDynamics and Dynatrace. See our CA Spectrum vs. Wavefront by VMware report.
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Pros
I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable.We were able to standardize the internal processes across all internal departments, resulting in almost an elimination of non-standard process flows through our organization.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.

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No issues with stability.The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.People are very pleased with the implementation.The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.

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For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with.We want to make our own choice for the AIOps solution and do not want to be forced to use the Broadcom OI solution by default.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.

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It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality.They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.The implementation is a long process that should be improved.In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
In general, the license cost will be about 30% of the total TCO for this tool (hardware/support team, OS costs, and OS management).

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Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD.Educational pricing is available for this solution.We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.

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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.

Wavefront is a metrics-driven analytics platform. DevOps, TechOps and developer teams are using Wavefront to monitor their cloud-native applications and infrastructure at unprecedented scale.

Key Wavefront differentiators include:

  • Query-driven analytics to identify and resolve applications performance anomalies across the entire stack
  • Smart, analytics-driven alerts to proactively monitor application issues, avoid false positives
  • Interactive dashboards to help investigate, iterate and share insight across all teams
  • Complete API to help automate monitoring, integrate across DevOps functions.

Thousands of developers and DevOps engineers at use the Wavefront platform daily, in real-time, across hundreds of dashboards and alerts based on trillions of data points.

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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediBox, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider27%
Healthcare Company8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company4%
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