CA Technologies named leader in enterprise management survey
The report examined network-centric management systems that are used by large enterprises' operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot and maintain highly distributed enterprise networks. It compared 16 systems from 15 vendors: CA Technologies, Centerity, EMC (NYSE: EMC), Entuity, HP (NYSE: HPQ), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Infosim, Ipswitch, Kratos Networks, OPNET, Paessler, Quest Software, ScienceLogic, Solar Winds and Zyrion.
EMA evaluated systems based on five areas: deployment and administration, architecture and integration, functionality, cost advantage and vendor strength.
CA Technologies was named as a value leader in the large ENMS deployments group based on product strength and cost efficiency of its CA infrastructure management product. Other vendors named to the value leader group were Infosim, EMC and HP. The strong value group included OPNET, Entuity and Kratos Networks, while the lone specific value vendor was IBM.
"Our study found a broad range of solutions that provided solid, valuable network monitoring and management capabilities... each solution had to support large-scale multivendor environments with a core set of features that would be sufficient for supporting network engineering and operations, whether or not a formal NOC [network operations center] exists," the report said.
"The role and criticality of the network is increasing--keeping that network up and running is becoming paramount and that means the requirements for network visibility and monitoring will keep ENMS solutions viable and essential for years to come," the report concluded.
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