TechValidate Research on CA Release Automation

22 Charts


CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Value of CA Release Automation to IT Organization

Customer Feedback

Significantly speed up release cycles
67%
Able to reliably release applications on demand
63%
Improved visibility, consistency, and reliability of release processes across the pipeline
58%
Efficiently manage deployment environments and dependencies
56%
Reduced or eliminated downtime
56%
Increased volume of releases
53%
Improved collaboration and accountability between the Development and Operations teams
37%
Ability to easily integrate with existing environment and tools
35%
Get customer feedback faster
19%

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Most Valuable Features

Customer Feedback

Re-usability of workflows and components
79%
Able to deploy a large number of applications across multiple environments
60%
Support for complex processes, looping, and cross-server processing
53%
Visual UI for building workflows
51%
Release execution flexibility to pause, restart, or roll back a deployment
40%
Artifact management, modeling, and tracking
33%
Depth and breadth of integrations with 3rd party and in-house technologies
30%
Consolidated reporting dashboard
28%

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

How Customers Use CA Release Automation

Typical Use Cases

To orchestrate the release pipeline - deploying an application from stage to stage
64%
To provide Continuous Delivery as an IT service
58%
To accurately deploy service updates across multiple applications and environments
51%
To improve team collaboration and accountability for application deployments
40%
To deploy in a compliance-driven environment
38%
To extend Agile development methodologies into the release pipeline
31%
To achieve advanced deployments like Canary, Dark, and Blue-Green
4%
To launch mobile applications
2%

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Drivers for Automating Application Releases

CA Release Automation Customer Feedback

Reduce release failures and improve deployment quality
82%
Get better control over the release process and pipeline
70%
Increase the volume of release deployments
61%
Manage the complexity of applications, tools and environments
55%
Capture and re-use deployment best practices
48%
Get to market quicker
45%
Track releases for compliance and audit purposes
34%

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. VMware Enable Significant Improvements to Application Delivery

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. Serena Deliver Impressive Improvements to App Delivery

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Deliver Major Improvements for App Delivery

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. Electric Cloud Enjoyed Impressive Improvements to App Delivery

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. XebiaLabs Deliver Key Improvements for App Delivery

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

Users Who Chose CA Release Automation vs. IBM UrbanCode Reported Substantial Improvements for App Delivery

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Delivers Substantial and Measurable Improvements to Application Delivery

Impact of CA Release Automation on Companies’ Capabilities

Over 75% 50-75% 35-50% 15-35% 0-15%

Get to market faster
Handle more releases
Speed up release cycles
Improve release quality
Track for compliance and audit

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands Out Against Microsoft Release Management

Competitive Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

Significantly Superior Highly Superior Superior Not Superior

Depth/breadth of integrations
Deployment workflow design
Release execution/reliability
Visibility to release activity
Scalability

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands out Against Competitors

Comparative Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

Significantly Superior Highly Superior Superior Not Superior

Depth/breadth of integrations
Deployment workflow design
Release execution/reliability
Visibility to release activity
Scalability

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Wins Over The Competition

Other Vendors Evaluated Before Selecting CA Release Automation

Xebialabs
27%
IBM UrbanCode
24%
BMC
20%
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
20%
Microsoft Release Management
17%
VMware
17%
Automic
15%
Serena
15%
Electric Cloud
7%

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands Out Against Automic

Competitive Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

Significantly Superior Highly Superior Superior Not Superior

Depth/breadth of integrations
Deployment workflow design
Release execution/reliability
Visibility to release activity
Scalability

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands Out Against XebiaLabs

Competitive Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

Significantly Superior Highly Superior Superior Not Superior

Depth/breadth of integrations
Deployment workflow design
Release execution/reliability
Visibility to release activity
Scalability

CA Technologies Release Automation Customer Research

CA Release Automation Stands Out Against IBM UrbanCode

Competitive Rating of Application Release Automation Solutions

Significantly Superior Highly Superior Superior Not Superior

Depth/breadth of integrations
Deployment workflow design
Release execution/reliability
Visibility to release activity
Scalability

Value of CA Release Automation to IT Organization

Customer Feedback

Able to reliably release applications on demand
68%
Significantly speed up release cycles
63%
Improved visibility, consistency, & reliability of release processes across the pipeline
59%
Reduced or eliminated downtime
59%
Increased volume of releases
52%
Efficiently manage deployment environments & dependencies
46%
Ability to easily integrate with existing environment & tools
38%
Improved collaboration & accountability between the Development / Operations teams
36%
Get customer feedback faster
14%

Integrations with CA Release Automation

Tools and Platforms

Jenkins
63%
Other*
42%
ServiceNow
17%
JFrog Artifactory
15%
SharePoint
15%
Atlassian JIRA
12%
Docker
10%
Puppet
10%
CA Service Virtualization
10%
Amazon
8%
Salesforce
8%
VMware vSphere
8%
Microsoft Azure
4%
Chef
2%
Bugzilla
2%

CA Release Automation Most Valuable Features

Customer Feedback

Re-usability of workflows & components
68%
Support for complex processes, looping, & cross-server processing
65%
Visual UI for building workflows
56%
Able to deploy a large number of applications across multiple environments
56%
Release execution flexibility to pause, restart, or roll back a deployment
44%
Depth and breadth of integrations with 3rd party & in-house technologies
42%
Artifact management, modeling, & tracking
40%
Consolidated reporting dashboard
23%

How Customers Use CA Release Automation

Typical Use Cases

To orchestrate the release pipeline - deploying an application from stage to stage
60%
To provide Continuous Delivery as an IT service
60%
To accurately deploy service updates across multiple applications & environments
54%
To extend Agile development methodologies into the release pipeline
44%
To deploy in a compliance-driven environment
32%
To improve team collaboration & accountability for application deployments
32%
To achieve advanced deployments like Canary, Dark, & Blue-Green
7%
Other
7%
To launch mobile applications
4%

CA Release Automation Customer Feedback

What drove you to automate your application releases?

Reduce release failures and improve deployment quality
86%
Get better control over the release process and pipeline
63%
Capture and re-use deployment best practices
61%
Increase the volume of release deployments
58%
Manage the complexity of applications, tools and environments
56%
Get to market quicker
40%
Track releases for compliance and audit purposes
39%
Other*
11%



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