Automic Workload Automation Review

There is an ease of migration going from the old product to the new product

What is our primary use case?

We have been using CA products, for maybe 20 years, for managing workloads. 

How has it helped my organization?

It will improve how we function. It is just meeting a functional need in a maybe more agile way; it is faster. People put labels on it: Agile or DevOps. Really what they are doing with the new product is improving your transformation and making it quick.

What needs improvement?

The frustration that we have probably had in the past is where CA tools run for a period of time, then they get deprecated, and you have to build a new one. What we like about Automic, they are new to the CA family, and there seems to be an ease of the migration. So, there is lot more automation going from the old product to the new product.

For how long have I used the solution?

Still implementing.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

During the PoC, it was easy to use.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

At the moment, it is as scalable as we need it to be.

How was the initial setup?

We spun it up during a weekend.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It ticked all the boxes. We were looking at WLMD, Automic, or CCM to have more future proof capability than what we would like. You have got the functionality and everything like that. What we would like seemed to be a strategic product, whereas maybe in the past it was a lot of by-products, use it and throw it away. So that appealed to us.

We actually got to physically use the product before saying, "Yes."

We also looked at BMC PATROL, and I think two things impressed me versus BMC:

  1. The tool fit and the migration were a lot more automated.
  2. CA company engagement.

What other advice do I have?

Try the solution. Give it a go. It has worked for us.

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: Focused on SaaS products.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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