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111 Customers Surveyed

1,006 Data Points Collected

93 Published TechFacts

22 Published Charts

14 Published Case Studies



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CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study for CA Release Automation: S&P 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 banking company is based on a September 2015 survey of CA Technologies Release Automation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

Reasons for automating application releases:

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • Reducing release failures and improving deployment quality
    • Getting better control over the release process and pipeline
    • Tracking releases for compliance and audit purposes

Use Case

  • Using version 5.5 of CA Release Automation.
  • Has been implemented for 1 – 2 years.
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • To orchestrate the release pipeline – deploying an application from stage to stage
  • Tools and platforms integrated with CA Release Automation:
    • Jenkins

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Depth and breadth of integrations with 3rd party and in-house technologies
    • Re-usability of workflows and components
    • Support for complex processes, looping, and cross-server processing
    • Ability to deploy a large number of applications across multiple environments
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • The ability to reliably release applications on demand
    • Improved visibility, consistency, and reliability of release processes across the pipeline
    • Reduced or eliminated downtime
  • Company’s progress on journey to Continuous Delivery:
    • BEFORE implementation: Manual
    • AFTER implementation: Tool Automation

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands Out Against Microsoft Release Management

Competitive Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

S Significantly Superior S Highly Superior S Superior S Not Superior

Depth/breadth of integrations
Deployment workflow design
Release execution/reliability
Visibility to release activity
Scalability

Customer Review of CA Release Automation

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses CA Release Automation:

We have been getting very positive feedback for CA Release Automation from our Development and Release Management teams. CA Release Automation changed the way in which the builds are getting deployed to production.

Would you recommend CA Release Automation?

I would recommend CA Release Automation. It is consistent, repeatable, scalable and predictable, and it supports our Continuous Integration framework.

CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study for CA Release Automation: Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial services company is based on a September 2015 survey of CA Technologies Release Automation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our experience with CA Release Automation has been great. We are able to deploy several hundred deployments with almost zero downtime. Also, we are able to provision applications within no time, at any time. This is awesome and our developers were able to focus on quality deliverables rather than spending time on deployment bridges. I would absolutely recommend CA Release Automation, as it has robust integrations to various development tools and provides great value in Continuous Delivery.”

Challenges

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • Getting to market quicker
    • Increasing the volume of release deployments
    • Reducing release failures and improving deployment quality
    • Managing the complexity of applications, tools, and environments
    • Getting better control over the release process and pipeline
    • Capturing and re-using deployment best practices
    • Tracking releases for compliance and audit purposes
    • Ability to deploy applications with zero downtime in QA and Prod

Use Case

  • Using version 5.5 of CA Release Automation.
  • Has been implemented for 1 – 2 years.
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • To extend Agile development methodologies into the release pipeline
    • To accurately deploy service updates across multiple applications and environments
    • To deploy in a compliance-driven environment
    • To improve team collaboration and accountability for application deployments
    • To achieve advanced deployments like Canary, Dark, and Blue-Green
    • To provide Continuous Delivery as an IT service
  • Tools and platforms integrated with CA Release Automation:
    • JFrog Artifactory
    • ServiceNow
    • CA Service Virtualization
    • Bamboo, HP Quality Center

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Depth and breadth of integrations with 3rd party and in-house technologies
    • A consolidated reporting dashboard
    • Artifact management, modeling, and tracking
    • Re-usability of workflows and components
    • Support for complex processes, looping, and cross-server processing
    • Ability to deploy a large number of applications across multiple environments
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • The ability to reliably release applications on demand
    • Getting customer feedback faster
    • Significantly sped up release cycles
    • Increased volume of releases
    • Improved visibility, consistency, and reliability of release processes across the pipeline
    • The ability to efficiently manage deployment environments and dependencies
    • The ability to easily integrate with existing environment and tools
    • Reduced or eliminated downtime
    • Improved collaboration and accountability between the Development and Operations teams
  • Company’s progress on journey to Continuous Delivery:
    • BEFORE using CA Release Automation: Manual
    • AFTER using CA Release Automation: Continuous Delivery

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands Out Against Automic

Competitive Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

S Significantly Superior S Highly Superior S Superior S Not Superior

Depth/breadth of integrations
Deployment workflow design
Release execution/reliability
Visibility to release activity
Scalability

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Review

Customer Review of CA Release Automation

How our organization uses CA Release Automation:

We are currently using CA Release Automation for our enterprise release. It significantly improved the speed and accuracy for this release. We are looking to expand the use of the tool to our day-to-day release activities.

Would you recommend CA Release Automation?

Yes, I would recommend CA Release Automation. The tool provides a user-friendly interface to create workflows to consolidate scripts.



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About CA Release Automation

CA Release Automation is an application release management solution set enabling continuous delivery for agile software development.

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