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CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study for CA Release Automation: Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise insurance 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.

“The next challenge we plan to address with CA Release Automation is to deploy all applications with release automation.”

Challenges

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • Getting to market quicker
    • Increasing the volume of release deployments
    • Reducing release failures and improving deployment quality

Use Case

  • Using version 5.5 of CA Release Automation.
  • Cites that CA Release Automation has been implemented for 0 – 12 months.
  • 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
  • Tools and platforms integrated with CA Release Automation:
    • Jenkins
    • IBM Rational ClearCase
    • Nexus

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Visual UI for building workflows
    • Re-usability of workflows and components
  • Value achieved by implementing CA Release Automation:
    • The ability to reliably release applications on demand
    • 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: Tool Automation




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