Compare DX Spectrum vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool

DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 6 reviews while IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 8th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 7.4, while IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool writes "Enables us to tailor the solution to the particular requirements of a customer". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX Performance Management and Zabbix, whereas IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, DX Spectrum and Micro Focus Network Node Manager. See our DX Spectrum vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool report.
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Pros
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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Anything is possible with Tivoli. It's quite a robust system.The scalability of monitoring, the breadth of supported network components, the scale of the number of monitoring events, and the flexibility in customization make this a well-rounded product.

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Cons
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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The solution is not user-friendly.Customization and integration that you need to do to make the product fit your needs is very complex. It is not a product that somebody could easily pick up without any prior training or experience.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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1,084
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8.0
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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. IBM Tivoli Netcool delivers near real-time, consolidated event management across business infrastructure, data centers, complex networks and IT domains. The software provides full management and automation to help you deliver continuous uptime of business services and applications.
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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediClaranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Retailer7%
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Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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