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CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Global 500 Bank Significantly Improves Its App Delivery With CA Release Automation

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.

“Yes, I would recommend CA Release Automation. It is more robust and user-friendly than IBM UrbanCode.”

Challenges

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • Increase the volume of release deployments
    • Manage the complexity of applications, tools, and environments
    • Get better control over the release process and pipeline
  • Chose CA Release Automation over:
    • IBM UrbanCode

Use Case

  • Using CA Release Automation version 6.0
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • Orchestrate the release pipeline – deploying an application from stage to stage
    • Accurately deploy service updates across multiple applications and environments
    • Improve team collaboration and accountability for application deployments
    • 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
    • Visual UI for building workflows
    • 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: Highly superior
    • Release execution/reliability: Highly superior
    • Visibility to release activity: Highly superior
    • Scalability: Highly superior
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • 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
    • Reduced or eliminated downtime
  • Improvement to Application Delivery 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%




About This Data

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