UrbanCode Deploy Review

Prior deployments and logging stored in a web GUI can now be accessed by any member of the team.


Valuable Features

There are three main valuable features for us:

  1. The ability to deploy objects consistently to any of our multiple environments;
  2. Prior deployments and logging stored in a web GUI which can be accessed by any member of the team; and
  3. Flexibility of the plugin system to use features supplied by IBM or the ability to write our own.

Improvements to My Organization

Teams are now able to schedule deployments to any environment and watch in a screen the deployment occur. This has allowed teams to reduce the number of staff online when a deployment occurs.

Tracking and audit-ability of the deployments are easy and allow teams to research any issues quickly and resolve the issue with little assistance.

Room for Improvement

The reporting functionality is limited and it is difficult to retrieve information from the database due to the table structure.

Use of Solution

We've used it for about one year.

Deployment Issues

We encountered no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

We have occasional minor issues with stability.

Scalability Issues

We've had no issues scaling it.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

6/10

Technical Support:

7/10

Previous Solutions

The prior solution was created by our company. We determined that to add the features required to expand our solution, it was better to use a vendor product.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was straightforward and well-documented.

Implementation Team

We implemented it through our in-house team.

ROI

I'm not able to answer this.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Cost is based on the number of agents installed. This is normally one agent per target box/system.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes, we evaluated Jenkins.

Other Advice

This product is excellent for deploying components and running processes related to deployments. It is not intended to be a build system, but is easy enough to incorporate into any CI Build system. The tool has two "sister" products which work well with UrbanCode Deploy. It is intended for this tool to be used for larger companies.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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