UrbanCode Deploy Review

I like the web interface for deployment to various enviorments. Would like to have full blown support for repositories.


What is most valuable?

  • Automatic detection of new builds (via an agent on Nexus).
  • The ability to easily create a custom deployment workflow in the web interface.

How has it helped my organization?

Deployment to various environments can be done from a web interface without needing to manually copy files around or log into systems to run scripts.

What needs improvement?

Full blown support for repositories such a SonaType Nexus would be better than having to deploy an agent to watch particular filesystem paths.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using IBM UrbanCode for 3 months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment and the automatic deployment of agents and agent relay has proved very useful.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Currently a single node is sufficient for our needs, so scalability has not been an issue.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

There was no need to contact customer service.

Technical Support:

There was no need to contact technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

The previous solution was a mix of manually copying files around and logging into systems to run scripts. IBM UrbanCode Deploy enabled us to easily take builds from SonaType Nexus and deploy them into the environments without needing manual steps.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was very easy to install and configure IBM UrbanCode Deploy and remotely deploy its agents.

What about the implementation team?

In-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before chosing this product we also evaluated Midvision RapidDeploy, Thoughtworks Go and Xebia Labs XL Deploy.
Thoughtworks Go: the plugin to integrate with Sonatype Nexus is a thirdparty plugin and has been broken for sometime.
Xebia Labs XL Deploy: The set up of each app for deployment is overly complicated.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarEric Minick (IBM)
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Integration with Nexus has shipped. Hope it helps!
https://developer.ibm.com/urbancode/plugin/nexus/