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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 Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. IBM UrbanCode Reported Substantial 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: 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 Technologies Release Automation Customer Statistic

CA Release Automation Beats Microsoft Release Management on Scalability

CA Release Automation’s scalability was rated as highly superior or better by 75% of IT organizations who also evaluated Microsoft Release Management.

75%

How Customers Use CA Release Automation

Typical Use Cases

To orchestrate the release pipeline - deploying an application from stage to stage
60%
To provide Continuous Delivery as an IT service
60%
To accurately deploy service updates across multiple applications & environments
54%
To extend Agile development methodologies into the release pipeline
44%
To deploy in a compliance-driven environment
32%
To improve team collaboration & accountability for application deployments
32%
To achieve advanced deployments like Canary, Dark, & Blue-Green
7%
Other
7%
To launch mobile applications
4%

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 meets our requirements, which include an integration with Serena Tools and being within our budget.

Release Manager, Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services 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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