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Anonymous User
Real User
Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Scalability and auditability. The capability to provide visibility to the stakeholders, to management, is the biggest piece that showcases what the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I would say our headwind, or our time to market, is reduced considerably. We get more consistent results out of it, because you write one time and… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the biggest features I've been asked by my team to put in there is opening more scripting languages to be part of the platform. There is a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a lot of challenges to begin with. There was a big vacuum of tools when we started looking into it. For us it was natural that we knew what… more»

What other advice do I have?

Our most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * the size of the vendor itself * how stable the company is * how long they have been in… more»
Andrej
Real User
DevOps Evangelist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Here are the top three features: * Deployment workflow (WF) can be designed this way, so that it is not necessary to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

CA Automic ARA solution gave us the ability to: * Be faster and more flexible. In first pilot run, we achieved five times… more»

What needs improvement?

GUI for mobile phones: Availability to approve and start deployment through mobile phones. Better dashboards and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

They should use a deployment target (or agent) licensing model and start their implementations with a lower number of… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used only custom deployment scripts (each team has their scripts, we did not have any standards for that), for a… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product is very strong and, on the other hand, very complex. So they should involve more technical people in the… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
DevOps Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 13 2017

What is most valuable?

* The speed which it deploys, and the accuracy. * Gives people insight into what's happening during the deployment. * The metrics gathered after deployment, for example, the rate of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are not enough hours in a day or week for us to do our jobs. We joke, we call the Automation like another person, or another few people. It lets us multitask much better, gives… more»

What needs improvement?

We're a WebSphere shop so I would like to see more support for WebSphere, only because it's the platform that they seem to want to use the most. That's about the only thing I can… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say, when you go to proof of concept, bring your next-to-the-worst-case scenario of what you need to get done; not the most complex but close to it. Because whatever you'll be… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 07 2017

What is most valuable?

I would say the traceability part of it. With this feature, I know which environment is running what. Which version of the binaries; that is key because then we know what to fix.

How has it helped my organization?

I think on a day-to-day basis, it has increased the capacity to deploy. We don't have to wait for someone to do something. As long as it changes, then we can always deploy to an… more»

What needs improvement?

I think I spoke about this to them. The key thing is support for cloud-based deployment. That is lacking. Today, the whole world is looking at cloud deployment, running a cloud… more»

What other advice do I have?

At this point in time we are not investing more because we already bought upfront. We are taking a wait-and-see attitude because, if the maturity of the platform plateaus, meaning we… more»
Markus Jurchen
Real User
Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The parameters in this tool are valuable, but there are also some mistakes with the management of its parameters. This tool needs more user… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit is you can deploy everything with it, but everybody has to need to use this tool in the organization. If some organizations have… more»

What needs improvement?

* I need a better way to manage users. I need user groups and dynamic properties in Release Automation. * I want to access separate users in… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

In the past, we used a mainframe system BS2000 and UC4. We used this before and was able to use BS2000 with 2000 agents, which was very important… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend not using ARA, but Automatic Workload Automation (AWA) because it is a more flexible tool. You can deploy and do release stuff on… more»
Anonymous User
Reseller
Dev Ops Engineer Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 15 2018

What is most valuable?

It can support the following: * Very complex environments * Very complex dependencies * Legacy environments.

How has it helped my organization?

* It supports our legacy, complex environment. * It gives us good feedback on visualizations and on how our processes have progressed. * We use it as a way to communicate during… more»

What needs improvement?

At the moment, the version that we are using (version 12.0), the environment is complex with multiple installations. Therefore, the monitoring is not scalable, but this should be… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a good solution. It is very stable and supporting for legacy environments. For complex environments, which have to be installed or managed, then it is a perfect solution. We are… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* Speed and reliability of the process. * Self-service for developers, because they are able to deploy to development departments on their own, without needing people from operations… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The bank that we work with happens to be the most innovative bank in Central and Eastern Europe. They describe their main business justification for looking for a product such as this… more»

What needs improvement?

The dashboard should allow you to see the current state of packages in each environment, not only on an individual application basis, but across the entire application platform. While… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get hands-on experience, because these solutions are very similar to each other on paper. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: From the customer's perspective, the cost of… more»
Max Ehammer
Real User
Enterprise Architect at Spar BusIness Services
Jul 29 2018

What is most valuable?

What we like about the product is that it is more or less an umbrella system that allows us to integrate many different systems into our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the advantage to release and deploy, so if there are packages of different systems within a release plan, we are able to control and… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be very beneficial for us to see integrations into cloud environments, especially into the Google Cloud environment because we are heading… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were not using anything before. We were planning to do this solution by Automic at that time because the product was by Automic. They gave us a… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the product as an eight out of 10.
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What is CA Continuous Delivery Automation?

Deliver apps at pace with agile development and let customer satisfaction soar. 

Today, the pressure is on to transform how you deliver applications to market. Get release agility and speed without compromising quality and stability with CA Continuous Delivery Automation. Deliver apps reliably on demand from development through production—mobile to mainframe. Agilely scale as the cadence, volume and complexity of your apps grow. It’s DevOps-ready release management and automation for your dynamic enterprise.

Also known as
Automic Release Automation, Automic ONE Automation, UC4 Automation Platform
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