Compare Cisco DNA Center vs. DX Spectrum

Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 6 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 9.0, while DX Spectrum is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Good security and analytics, easy to manage, and scalable across buildings and campuses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of DX Spectrum writes "Offers a single pane of glass that allows views into inventory, code version management, and inner operations with our ITSM". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and Junos Space Network Director, whereas DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX Performance Management and Zabbix. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. DX Spectrum report.
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Pros
The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.

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Offers a single pane of glass to view inventory, code version management, and inner operations.The most valuable feature is the auto-discovery, which is nice because you don't have to do anything to add a new component.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.I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable.The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.

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DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it.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.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.

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The company is trying desperately to sustain the platform by bolting on changes to it to enhance it. It is not a long-term solution.The interface is not nice and needs to be improved.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.For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our licensing agreement is for three years.

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The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution.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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2,668
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1,858
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Average Words per Review
600
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9.0
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9,744
Comparisons
4,696
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7
Average Words per Review
433
Avg. Rating
7.7
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Overview

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 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.
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National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Software R&D Company23%
Government10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Media Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. DX Spectrum and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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