We haven't done a study, however we do have some experience with CA. About five
years ago we contracted with CA for an integrated management system as a result
of an RFP and purchased their then product CA-Unicenter. The first phase was to
manage our DG UNIX servers, then we wanted to extend the management to NOvell
and NT servers and eventually to all PCs.
Five years later, and after paying over $150,000.- we have nothing to show
for. We still owe them one year's payment of $50,000 but refuse to pay. The
only portion of the system we got up and running, was Console management for a
single server. Tape backup worked on a test file but aborted consistently when
trying to backup the entire system. We had their experts in several times (at
one time we even paid them additional money for a proof of concept) and they
could not get their product to work on our DG server. We since have switched to
SUN servers and CA is still trying to sell us their system for the SUN servers,
naturally for more money!
Every time we dealt with them we encountered a different team who promised to
get us back on track!
Very frustrating experience to say the least.
Now we are looking at Command Post from BMC that allows us to integrate best of
bread solutions for the different environments: Central SUN servers, NOvell and
NT servers, Network management - Openview and eventually PCs.
"William D. Kelley" wrote:
> Please call me at (509) 359-6118 concerning CA Unicenter.
> Maher Thomas GS-15 HQ AETC/SCT wrote:
> > Has anyone done a business case analysis on network enterprise software
> > tools? Comparing these three products CA Unicenter, Tivolia and MS SMS???
> > V/R
> > Thomas E Maher, GS-15 DAF
> > HQ AETC/SCT
> > Technical Director & Deputy CIO
> > 61 Main Circle Suite 02
> > Randolph AFB TX 78150-4545
> > E-mail Address: [log in to unmask]
> > DSN: 487-4168 Fax:; 487-2166/2539
> > COM: (210) 652-4168 Fax : (210) 652-2166/2539
> > >