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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: Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise 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
    • Track releases for compliance and audit purposes
  • Chose CA Release Automation over:
    • Serena
    • Xebialabs

Use Case

  • Usung CA Release Automation version 6.1.
  • 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:
    • Release execution flexibility to pause, restart, or roll back a deployment
    • A consolidated reporting dashboard
    • 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: Highly superior
    • Deployment workflow design: Superior
    • Release execution/reliability: Superior
    • Visibility to release activity: Highly superior
    • Scalability: Highly superior
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • The ability to reliably release applications on demand
    • 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 company’s capabilities with CA Release Automation:
    • Time to market: By 50-75%
    • Ability to handle more releases: By 50-75%
    • Speed of release cycles: By 50-75%
    • Release quality: By 50-75%
    • Tracking for compliance and audit: By 50-75%

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Deliver Major Improvements for App Delivery

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study for CA Release Automation: Fortune 500 Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 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.

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

Challenges

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • Getting to market quicker
    • Increasing the volume of release deployments
    • Reducing release failures and improving deployment quality
    • Getting better control over the release process and pipeline
    • Capturing and re-using deployment best practices
    • Tracking releases for compliance and audit purposes

Use Case

  • Using version 5.0 of CA Release Automation.
  • Has been implemented for 2 – 4 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 provide Continuous Delivery as an IT service
  • Tools and platforms integrated with CA Release Automation:
    • Jenkins
    • SERENA Release Control
    • IBM Rational Build Forge
    • Home-grown deployment orchestrator

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Depth and breadth of integrations with 3rd party and in-house technologies
    • Visual UI for building workflows
    • 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 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: Scripting
    • AFTER using CA Release Automation: Continuous Delivery

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Testimonial

Reasons to Adopt CA Release Automation

CA Release Automation has a user-friendly UI. Also, its integrations with various third-party tools gives this solution good capabilities .

DevOps Engineer, Global 500 Computer Services Company

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands Out Against Microsoft Release Management

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

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Testimonial

Reasons to Adopt CA Release Automation

CA Release Automation allows me to deploy on secure servers without anyone knowing the password.

Release Manager, Medium Enterprise Banking Company



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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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