CA Release Automation Review
We've been able to stack multiple different server type deployments along the database deployments, have them all dependent on each other appropriately and report out the successes or problems.
The best thing that it offers us is the opportunity to streamline our deployment so that we can have serial and horizontal dependencies. We have been able to stack multiple different server type deployments along the database deployments, have them all dependent on each other appropriately and report out the successes or problems at the end of the process.
Improvements to My Organization:
We have the repeatability, we have the confidence that it's doing the same thing each time the way we've set it up to do and just being able to have the expectation of knowing exactly what's going to happen in the order that our infrastructure needs it to happen.
We rely on it quite often. We use it many, many times during the course of a week or a month and it's held up for us, so it's doing what we need it to do.
Room for Improvement:
Well, I'm looking forward to seeing different kinds of scheduling options and being able to troubleshoot more real time if something does go wrong. Those would be two things that would be very helpful to us.
Deployment was pretty big and there were a lot of dependencies between the different components and we just weren't able to make it work manually.
Scalability, we have added in more and more. We don't have the largest implementation by any means but we've got a very complex system and we add more to it on a regular basis as our application grows.
Other Solutions Considered:
It goes back quite a few years that we've been using this and at the time we were either going to do a homegrown solution or this. Those were the two options.
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Feb 09 2016