Compare DX Spectrum vs. Observer GigaStor

DX Spectrum is ranked 22nd in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews while Observer GigaStor is ranked 31st in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 7.4, while Observer GigaStor is rated 9.0. 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 Observer GigaStor writes "Helps to write protocols for IP addresses that come in or out of your network". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX Performance Management and Zabbix, whereas Observer GigaStor is most compared with Gigamon, Wireshark and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. See our DX Spectrum vs. Observer GigaStor 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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This solution allows us to see exactly what is going on in the network and we can very quickly solve issues with users.It can help to write your rules, organize firewalls, your block, and also your protocols and IP address to come in or out of your network.

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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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I would like to have more than 4TB of storage available in the portable version of this solution.Graphics need improvement. Because a lot of the information there you have to input first in some case to have full potential. It could be more automated.

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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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It depends on the requirements you have. There are three types of license. There's the updates license, the work group license, and the workstation license.

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22nd
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9,647
Comparisons
4,670
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
492
Avg. Rating
7.3
31st
Views
2,790
Comparisons
898
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
649
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
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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.

Observer GigaStor is a network analysis tool that comes in a variety of form factors, including rack mount, portable, and virtual. Capable of storing up to a petabyte of traffic for later analysis, GigaStor helps ensure optimal network and application performance.

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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediCisco Systems, Hawaiian Telecom, Renown Health, State of Nevada, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Allstate Insurance, Jack Henry & Associates, United States Airforce, US Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider21%
Government16%
Software R&D Company16%
Manufacturing Company14%
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