While at Cisco Live a couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of one of the most important benefits of Entuity: our twice per year full software releases (not patches—full releases). A customer who stopped by our booth said:
“The thing we really like about Entuity is, when we need something, you guys pop it out in the next release and it’s taken care of.”
We have competitors who update their product releases in terms of years, anywhere from 1 to 4 (no kidding). Years. Wow, that’s a long time to wait for something you really need.
Add to that the problems and inefficiencies that come with old releases such as outdated MIBs you have to manually compensate for or large blind spots where support for devices and certain metrics (like MPLS or QoS) is missing…well, it’s just ugly, risky, and as far as we’re concerned, totally unnecessary.