Menu

TechValidate Research on CA Release Automation

These pages present data that TechValidate has sourced via direct research with verified customers and users of CA Release Automation. TechValidate stands behind the authenticity of all published data. Learn more »



111 Customers Surveyed

1,006 Data Points Collected

93 Published TechFacts

22 Published Charts

14 Published Case Studies



Featured Research Collections for CA Release Automation

Curated collections and slideshows of TechValidate research data on CA Release Automation.



Selected Research Highlights


CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. VMware Enable Significant Improvements to Application Delivery

S Over 75% S 50-75% S 35-50% S 15-35% S 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 Customer Review

Customer Review of CA Release Automation

3.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses CA Release Automation:

It’s a good fit for us. I looked at Microsoft’s Release Management tool and CA Release Automation did things it couldn’t.

Would you recommend CA Release Automation?

Yes, I would recommend CA Release Automation. It fits us well whereas other tools wouldn’t work.

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Statistic

CA Release Automation Cited for Superior Visibility to Release Activity vs. IBM UrbanCode, XebiaLabs and Electric Cloud

CA Release Automation’s visibility to release activity rated as superior or better by 93% of IT organizations who also evaluated IBM UrbanCode, XebiaLabs and Electric Cloud.
93%

CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study for CA Release Automation: Global 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 banking 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.

“With CA Release Automation, it’s easy to do releases. Also, it is a quickly understandable tool and user friendly.”

Challenges

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • 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
    • Track releases for compliance and audit purposes
  • Chose CA Release Automation over:
    • VMware

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 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
    • Visual UI for building workflows
    • 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
  • Rating of CA Release Automation’s features when compared to the competition:
    • Depth/breadth of integrations: Highly superior
    • Deployment workflow design: Significantly superior
    • Release execution/reliability: Significantly superior
    • Visibility to release activity: Significantly superior
    • Scalability: Significantly superior
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • The ability to reliably release applications on demand
    • Getting customer feedback faster
    • 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 with CA Release Automation:
    • Time to market: By more than 50-75%
    • Ability to handle more releases: By more than 75%
    • Speed of release cycles: By more than 75%
    • Release quality: By 50-75%
    • Tracking for compliance and audit: 50-75%

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.

Challenges

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • 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

Use Case

  • Using version 5.0 of CA Release Automation.
  • Has been implemented for 2 – 4 years.
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • To orchestrate the release pipeline – deploying an application from stage to stage
    • 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
  • Tools and platforms integrated with CA Release Automation:
    • Jenkins
    • Salesforce
    • ServiceNow
    • Datical

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
    • A consolidated reporting dashboard
    • 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
    • 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 stage:
    • BEFORE using CA Release Automation: Manual
    • AFTER using CA Release Automation: Continuous Delivery

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. IBM UrbanCode Reported Substantial Improvements for App Delivery

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

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


More to Explore



About CA Release Automation

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

CA Release Automation Website   CA Technologies Website