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CA Technologies Release Automation Case Study

Case Study for CA Release Automation: S&P 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 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:

  • Reasons for automating application releases:
    • Reducing release failures and improving deployment quality
    • Getting better control over the release process and pipeline
    • Tracking releases for compliance and audit purposes

Use Case

  • Using version 5.5 of CA Release Automation.
  • Has been implemented for 1 – 2 years.
  • Currently using CA Release Automation to:
    • To orchestrate the release pipeline – deploying an application from stage to stage
  • Tools and platforms integrated with CA Release Automation:
    • Jenkins

Results

  • Most valuable features of CA Release Automation:
    • Depth and breadth of integrations with 3rd party and in-house technologies
    • 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
    • Improved visibility, consistency, and reliability of release processes across the pipeline
    • Reduced or eliminated downtime
  • Company’s progress on journey to Continuous Delivery:
    • BEFORE implementation: Manual
    • AFTER implementation: Tool Automation




About This Data

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