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Device42 vs RISC Networks Discovery

RISC Networks provides tools centered around workload migration, and RISC’s tools focus on helping to compare the costs of migrating identified workloads (e.g. discovered VMs and/or applications) to competing cloud providers.

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Not only does Device42’s comprehensive discovery also provide all of the details you need to plan your next cloud migration (e.g. automatic move groups based on your application/service dependencies) on both AWS and competing providers (e.g. Microsoft Azure) — but it also continues to provide value well beyond the completion of your cloud migration project with its unrivaled enterprise feature-set:

Solution Comparison Device42 Core RISC Networks CloudScape
Option To Keep All Data On-Premise
Agentless Discovery
Optional Agent-based Discovery
Native Windows Discovery
Native Linux Discovery
Other OS Discovery (Mac, BSD)
VMWare Discovery
Native Discovery for Other Hypervisors
Native Discovery for Cloud Platforms
Application Dependency Discovery
App/Service install path, config files, permissions, & registry keys
NetFlow Support
NMap support
Blade Chassis Discovery
IPMI Devices
Certificate Discovery
Active Directory
Database Access via SQL
Audit / Change History Trail
Multi-Language Support
Power Monitoring
Automatic Move Groups
Cloud Cost Estimates
Resource Utilization

*All feature data deduced from RISC Network’s website and available marketing materials. Please let us know if something isn’t right and we’ll gladly update it.

Our Solution

Device42’s usefulness far outlives migration planning and execution. After completion of your migration project, Device42 remains your one-stop single source of truth with a fully integrated suite of enterprise features: Complete DCIM, IPAM, a full CMDB, resource utilization, password management, certificate management, software and hardware inventory, lifecycle, and license management, advanced visualizations, powerful reporting, webhooks to drive automation, an advanced, well documented RESTful API, and more!

Device42 can quickly and thoroughly discover your entire network using a variety of auto-discovery methods, automatically correlating the information:
  • SNMP Discovery (v1/v2c/v3):
    • Network switches, routers and firewalls
    • Load balancers (such as BIG-IP F5 & Cisco NetScaler)
    • Blade systems to get chassis/blade system information
    • Discovery and monitoring of power devices like PDUs, UPS, CRAC, etc.
    • Console switches, fiber switches, SAN switches, etc.
  • WMI/WinRM based discovery for Windows based machines (and servers)
  • SSH based discovery for different UNIX and Linux distributions
  • Hypervisor and VMs discovery with support for all major virtualization platforms
  • Cloud discovery support for Amazon, Azure, Joyent, Linode, Digital Ocean, etc.
  • Automatic Affinity groups for maintenance or migration planning
  • DNS sync and ping sweep for network discovery
  • Pull inventory data from tools like Puppet, Chef, Microsoft SCCM, monitoring systems
  • AS/400, Cisco UCS, and IPMI discovery for BMC boards
  • Netflow discovery
  • NMap discovery
SNMP Discovery

Fast and Easy Integrations

Device42 includes a very granular and secure set of RESTful APIs for integration with other applications used to manage your IT infrastructure.

Integrations Include:

result apis

ITSM Integrations

…with Jira, Zendesk, and ServiceNow

  • Link CIs from Device42 to your ITSM tickets
  • View or Edit CI details from ServiceNow requests
  • Search JIRA issues by CI name
ITSM Integrations
CM Integrations

Configuration Management [CM] Integrations

…with Puppet, CHEF, ANSIBLE, and System Center

  • Device42 utilizes system information data stored in puppet manifests to populate asset inventory
  • Streamline the task of provisioning, configuring, and maintaining servers
  • Eliminating the need to run redundant auto-discovery processes across the IT infrastructure

Automation Integrations with Webhooks and Device42’s RESTful API

…with StackStorm, Zapier, and any other if-this-then-that tool!

  • Trigger events with Webhooks from Device42 based on just about any happening in your infrastructure
  • Manipulate any CI within Device42 via its powerful RESTful API
  • Direct, secure SQL access to the underlying database
  • Easily build custom integrations
  • Automate anything from common tasks to complex workloads
  • Centrally manage multiple DNS providers from Device42
SIEM Integrations

SIEM Integrations

…like Splunk and Logstash

  • Link CMDB items to issues in JIRA
  • View CI details from JIRA issues
  • Search JIRA issues by CI names
  • Display racks and devices inside JIRA when adding/creating/modifying issues
solution components

SeeIT All in One Place!

Once your data is loaded, it’s time to reap the benefits. Device42 offers an extensive and highly-customizable set of reports and inquiry screens to access your CI data. But even better, Device42 provides an extensive set of visualizations including:

  • Your computer rooms and racks with power and capacity heatmaps
  • Your full IP connectivity and power chain
  • Your hardware, software, and detailed application dependencies

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