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"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.""Anything is possible with Tivoli. It's quite a robust system.""Support is one of the best aspects of this solution. NetCool is a good product that has good flexibility. There are a lot of documents available online which is one of the best features of IBM Tivoli Suite. Whenever an issue happens, rather than going to technical support, if you find the exact issue in Google, you can get tech notes for that particular issue.""The solution has very good integration capabilities."

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"The most valuable feature is the technical support, as it is better than others.""It allows me to do more of the basic firewall features, like traffic management and others, in a single pane of glass.""The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass."

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"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.""The solution is not user-friendly.""In terms of improvement, I would like to see more AIOps, Artificial Intelligent Operations in the next release. IBM develops new features for Power BI or Cognos Analytics, which is good. As of now, we use Cognos Analytics, we are not using Power BI. They have the Insight concept but we don't like that.""The solution is too expensive."

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"I would like to them include network real-time performance and come up with a dashboard report.""The upgrades are very time-consuming and difficult, and they often have to rebuild the product.""I would like to see Space created to fully functional, where it's got multiple modules, particularly SD-WAN working on Corporate, or maybe become part of the Orchestrator portion."

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"We would like the price to be reduced.""This product is set at a good price point.""Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay for Juniper versus Cisco is going to be less."

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Top Answer: I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
Top Answer: The solution has very good integration capabilities.
Top Answer: The solution is too expensive. The product isn't the easiest to use. There's a lot of complexity and it isn't easy to manage. The initial setup is not straightforward. The product needs to provide… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass.
Top Answer: The pricing of Juniper's products is always in the middle-range. Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay… more »
Top Answer: I think that the best thing is that they should keep working on Space. I feel like it's been taking a back burner to other things, and I think that they're trying to go different routes. Ideally, I… more »
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Overview
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.

Juniper Junos Space Network Director can support IT staff can manage their physical and virtual enterprise networks through a single pane of glass. Junos Space Network Director is a automated turnkey network management solution. Administrators can use it to visualize, analyze, and control their entire enterprise networks. In the data center, your IT staff can use the tool to manage and synchronize physical and virtual environments. In the campus, Network Director automates routine management tasks such as network provisioning and troubleshooting, dramatically improving operational efficiency and reliability. Network Director also integrates with VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations (vROps). The management tool offers sophisticated analytics for high-performance data centers, while open RESTful APIs support service orchestration integration with third-party platforms.

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Claranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
St. Catherine's University, OneNet, University of New Haven, Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland), America's Test Kitchen
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider47%
Computer Software Company19%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company5%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Tivoli NetCool vs. Junos Space Network Director and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 8th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Junos Space Network Director is ranked 11th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 7.8, while Junos Space Network Director is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool writes "Enables us to tailor the solution to the particular requirements of a customer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Junos Space Network Director writes "Central management with a single pane of glass, but they need to keep developing it". IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, DX Spectrum, Micro Focus Network Node Manager, N-able N-central and Cisco DNA Center, whereas Junos Space Network Director is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Anuta ATOM, Fortinet FortiManager and ExtremeManagement. See our IBM Tivoli NetCool vs. Junos Space Network Director report.

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