Device42 Previous Solutions

Jeremy Rammalaere
Corporate Information Technology Manager at Supply Point
We were using spreadsheets and we had a couple of homegrown databases. We weren't using any commercial product prior to a Device42. We came across the solution because we needed to find a better way to do keep track of all the data. We did some Google searches at the time to see what other people were out there doing. I'm also part of a few different online communities, and I'm sure I asked around those, at the time, if anybody had thoughts or suggestions. View full review »
Giovanni Schiano-Moriello
IT Business Analyst at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We used different solutions from different platforms. Some of them only fulfilled one specific portion of what Device42 would fulfill. They were coming from all over the place. E.g., we were using Excel spreadsheets and Word documents for some stuff. It was a mess and all over the place. Our IT lead worked with Device42 in the past. He heavily recommended them so we moved forward with it. There has been a big need for our organization to centralize everything and have a proper change management and inventory system with live updates. View full review »
Chad Crider
Lead DevOps Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Previously, it was just a black hole. People guessing they knew what talked to what. There was no centralized tool for bringing it altogether. We primarily chose to go with Device42 because we needed to know our application dependencies before moving to the cloud. We didn't want to rely on individual teams, like the network team, to say, "We have this diagram, app, or program that we use." We needed somewhere where we could see it. We also needed all the different parts to come together to see what's going on. View full review »
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Francois Sureau
Manager, Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Before we used Device42 we had nothing except Excel sheets. We began our asset management with Device42. View full review »
reviewer1310622
Sr. System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our tool before was Rectangles, which is an open source tool. The usability is a bit old but people like to work with it. However, everything in this tool is created manually. To create all devices manually, it's a big pain. To update everything is another big pain. In a big environment, it is not possible to use. With the auto-discovery of Device42, we are nearly up-to-date with all our systems. I have also used another tool that was written by an application developer inside the company. It contained some special reports and other things. View full review »
Thayne Trevenen
Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
We used NetBox. We switched to Device42 because it's better. View full review »
reviewer1292073
Manager, Endpoint Management at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We previously used Excel spreadsheets. View full review »
Ernie Welter
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
They had something called Rack Monkey. It was the most trivial program I've ever seen so that's why we looked for something else. View full review »
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