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"People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.""It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.""The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.""I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature."

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"One feature I like about CA Performance Management is the certification of the devices."

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"There is a limitation with the number of VRFs that you can have in your network, and this has caused us problems with some customers.""The network, data center, and SD-WAN are all being treated as different services, but I would like to have only one solution to manage all of them.""DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it.""The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user."

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"This solution is not very scalable."

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"Our licensing agreement is for three years.""I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."

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Top Answer: I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature.
Top Answer: This is taken care of before I am involved. It's handled by our presales engineer, and I work on the project delivery. I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to… more »
Top Answer: With their provisioning status, if there's a failure in provisioning or in some type of task that DNA is trying to push out to a switch or whatever device, sometimes the task status errors or the… more »
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DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

CA Performance Management is a comprehensive and highly scalable network performance monitoring and analytics platform. It was built to meet the unique demands of big data and modern networks architectures, including highly dynamic and complex hybrid cloud and software-defined networks (SDN).

The platform is design to reduce complexity inherent in modern networks built across numerous technology stacks through advanced network performance monitoring and relationship mapping for improved operational assurance.

Combined with CA Virtual Network Assurance, the platform extends operator visibility through advanced discovery and network performance monitoring of highly sensitive cloud and multi-layered SDN networks and service chains.

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Jack Henry & Assoc, Target, CenturyLink, Bell Canada, BrightHouse Networks, Telus, Unisys, Verizon, Southern California Edison, GEICO, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo, American Family Insurance Group, Deutsche Telekom AG 
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company16%
Manufacturing Company4%
Insurance Company33%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business6%
Large Enterprise94%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. DX Performance Management and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
476,163 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while DX Performance Management is ranked 1st in Infrastructure Capacity Planning with 1 review. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.6, while DX Performance Management is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of DX Performance Management writes "Very functional but not suitable for small or medium size customers". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, VMware NSX and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas DX Performance Management is most compared with DX Spectrum, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, SolarWinds NPM, DX Infrastructure Manager and SevOne. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. DX Performance Management report.

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