: Vantage 8.5"> Executive Summary: Vantage 8.5
Compuwares updated Vantage suite combines system, network, client and application monitoring and management in a single Web-enabled console. The unified console eases access and streamlines management operations. Vantage 8.5 provides broad coverage and can watch over Windows, NetWare and Unix systems and applications.
Initial deployment costs are in line with those of competitors. Ongoing maintenance is the significant cost factor because Vantage 8.5 monitoring and management policies, even those provided ready-built, need to be fine-tuned by experts. (+) Unified, Web-enabled console brings relevant information to a single screen; reports are comprehensive and easy to distribute. (-) Database is limited to Microsoft SQL Server; needs more out-of-the-box application monitoring packages. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
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