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Score 7.2 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

Well Suited:- Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.)- When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data)Less appropriate:- If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application)- If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
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Cisco DNA Center

When you have relaxed calendar for migrating to [Cisco] DNA Center, it perfectly do the automation job. As setting it up very time consuming, it requires flexibility on operations. In a tight calendar, [Cisco] DNA Center migration is a stressful process.While it is the perfect tool as a network automation product with various vendor support, you may also need to consider is it fully compatible with your current devices on your network. As we were setting up a new infrastructure, we purchased all equipment compatible with Cisco's solution.
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Pros

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

  • Ease of management
  • Unified platform
  • Depth of infrastructure management. Has numerous probes which can help you monitor every aspect of your environment.
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Cisco DNA Center

  • Ease of automation and configuration templates make the future you very glad you did it!
  • The PnP for switches that allow to boot up and contact the network with a pre-configuration is so amazing. Makes life easy!
  • Integrates well with our ISE platform, they have really made it well worth the cost to have everything with the name CISCO on your equipment. All of their devices work so well with this software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

  • I'd like to see improvements in inventory management. Currently node management isn't as efficient as I'd like.
  • I also see a big opportunity to offer greater customization in the Detail Tab. I'd like the ability to pick and chose which metrics are displayed by default in the Detail Tab snapshot.
Abe Shaker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Center

  • En el data Center, integrando los equipos que se encuentra en el corazon de la red y previniendo que esten actualizados // For Data Centers, integrating equipment that is the core of a network, and preventing them from being updated
  • En las diferentes areas del campus para poder monitorizar el funcionamiento de los dispositivos // Improving remote monitoring of devices
  • En la identificacion de problemas de seguridad de los dispositivos de red // Improving identification of network security issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Meets our business requirements
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Cisco DNA Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to configure and use.
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Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I really like DNAC because it builds overlay fabric without problem and it is really user friendly to manage, integrate with other vendors. But two things that I do not like and for me is a 9 are you can not save or archive device's configurations and the other is you must buy physical server.
Cesar Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Exceed Expectations.
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Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center 9.0
Based on 37 answers
Cisco's customer support is always top-notch. Being able to call in, provide some basic information about the product, then getting on the phone with a tech that knows the product inside and out is a great asset. Many companies fall short in providing excellent customer support. I won't name names, but you can see that many companies struggle with customer support. Cisco has one of the best approaches to customer support in my opinion. After a call with a support representative, I don't find myself wishing something would change for the better.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Plan it out based on your requirements.
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Cisco DNA Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

All tools have their own gaps , some seem to do more than others, some just work better. With UIM we have found a sweet spot with features, price point, pros, cons, etc
Todd Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco DNA Center

Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
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Return on Investment

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

  • Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards.
  • If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly.
  • IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?"
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Cisco DNA Center

  • Efficient time spent elsewhere. I can spend my time troubleshooting other portions of the network instead of housekeeping current gear.
  • Assistance with inventory; it keeps an inventory of all the devices you add to it, so it can serve as an inventory of equipment if that's what you'd like from it.
  • Visibility; we can see more of the status of our gear, if it's unreachable, or if things are misbehaving the dashboard shows that there are irregularities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco DNA Center

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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