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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 Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 financial services company is based on a June 2016 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:
    • Get to market quicker
    • Increase the volume of release deployments
    • Reduce release failures and improve deployment quality
    • Manage the complexity of applications, tools and environments
    • Get better control over the release process and pipeline
    • Capture and re-use deployment best practices
      *Chose CA Release Automation over:
    • Automic
    • Electric Cloud
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
    • IBM UrbanCode
    • Xebialabs

Use Case

  • Using CA Release Automation version 5.5.
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • To orchestrate the release pipeline – deploying an application from stage to stage
    • 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 provide Continuous Delivery as an IT service

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Depth and breadth of integrations with 3rd party and in-house technologies
    • Release execution flexibility to pause, restart, or roll back a deployment
    • Visual UI for building workflows
    • Artifact management, modeling, and tracking
    • Re-usability of workflows and components
    • Ability to deploy a large number of applications across multiple environments
  • Rating of CA Release Automation’s features when compared to the competition:
    • Depth/breadth of integrations: Superior
    • Deployment workflow design: Highly superior
    • Release execution/reliability: Highly superior
    • Visibility to release activity: Superior
    • Scalability: Superior
  • 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
  • Improvements to Application Delivery with CA Release Automation:
    • Time to market: By 35-50%
    • Ability to handle more releases: By 50-75%
    • Speed of release cycles: By 35-50%
    • Release quality: By 35-50%
    • Tracking for compliance and audit: By 15-35%

CA Release Automation Customer Feedback

What drove you to automate your application releases?

Reduce release failures and improve deployment quality
86%
Get better control over the release process and pipeline
63%
Capture and re-use deployment best practices
61%
Increase the volume of release deployments
58%
Manage the complexity of applications, tools and environments
56%
Get to market quicker
40%
Track releases for compliance and audit purposes
39%
Other*
11%

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Statistic

82% of IT organizations that also evaluated Electric Cloud, IBM UrbanCode or XebiaLabs report significantly speeding up release cycles with CA Release Automation.

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 XebiaLabs

Competitive Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

Significantly Superior Highly Superior Superior Not Superior

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

Application Release Automation Statistic

58% of IT organizations are able to increase the volume of release deployments by automating their application releases.

58%


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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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