TechValidate Research on CA DevOps


CA Technologies DevOps Solutions Case Study

Fortune 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 automotive & transport company is based on a September 2016 survey of CA Technologies DevOps Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Technologies DevOps Solutions:

  • Software development taking too long
  • Applications being released with too many bugs / defects
  • An inability to access the required systems or data for testing
  • Collaboration between development, testing, and operations functions
  • Closing the “feedback loop” between operations and development
  • Testing data creation and/or management

In addition, the company was challenged to adopt DevOps due to the following reasons:

  • Cultural challenges: fear of change or resistance from within the organization
  • Skillset challenges: not the right skillset among employees
  • Budget challenges: inability to secure the technology / tools required
  • Process challenges: too many manual processes and not enough automation

Use Case

The key products from within CA Technologies DevOps Solutions that the surveyed company uses includes:

  • Release Automation
  • Service Virtualization
  • Test Data Manager
  • Agile Requirements Designer

In addition, the company leverages the following tools, principles, or approaches as part of their software development strategy:

  • Continuous delivery development and testing approaches
  • Solutions and/or services from other large software vendors (HP, IBM, etc.)
  • Iterative software development principles

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Technologies DevOps Solutions:

  • Improved software quality
  • Can run more complete and comprehensive testing scenarios
  • Increased collaboration or functional consolidation
  • Generated test data more rapidly and/or readily
  • Advanced their overall DevOps approach

Additionally, the company finds CA Technologies to be critical to their DevOps journey, and states that they couldn’t operate without CA products.





About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of CA DevOps by TechValidate.

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