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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%




About This Data

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