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CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study of CA Release Automation: Large Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise banking 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:
    • Getting to market quicker
    • Increasing the volume of release deployments
    • Reducing release failures and improving deployment quality
    • 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 1 – 2 years
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • 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
    • SharePoint

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Release execution flexibility to pause, restart, or roll back a deployment
    • Re-usability of workflows and components
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • The ability to reliably release applications on demand
    • Getting customer feedback faster
    • Improved visibility, consistency, and reliability of release processes across the pipeline
  • Company’s progress on journey to Continuous Delivery:
    • BEFORE using CA Release Automation: Scripting
    • AFTER using CA Release Automation: Tool Automation




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