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Anonymous User
Real User
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Some of the most valuable features of CA Release Automation are definitely the shared components, as well as the tokens. Shared components... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In our pipeline, right now, it's used as the release. We use Jenkins to build our applications and then it sends over to Release Automation.... more»

What needs improvement?

Some features that it's currently missing are the components that CA has put into their Continuous Delivery Edition product. That product should... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We decided to invest in CA Release Automation because we were trying to find ways to be more efficient in our code delivery. We had a lot of... more»

What other advice do I have?

To be fair, I think that there are a lot of things that it is capable of: deploying out; integrating with other products. The UI and the design... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Engineering Manager at EchoStar
Feb 13 2017

What is most valuable?

We were running approximately 40 manual steps, and we're getting this down to two manual steps, thereby alleviating some of the copy-paste... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For my organization, in particular, it’s going to improve our throughput. We're not going to have delays in testing, because we had some sort of... more»

What needs improvement?

Indicating room for improvement is difficult, because we're so immersed in what we're doing right now. There's a lot of things that we can see... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

My organization has wanted to invest in a solution for my group for a couple of years now. It was a matter of just researching, getting the... more»

What other advice do I have?

I never give out perfect ratings. I think it's going to be a good, stable product. I know CDD's fairly new. We're doing new things with it. It's... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Engineering Program Manager at EchoStar Corporation
Jan 19 2017

What is most valuable?

As an engineering program manager, I was responsible for making sure that we're taking the 43 steps that are our manual process, and automating... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Basically, right now, it takes our software configuration management team and our download configuration management team 4-5 hours to be able to... more»

What needs improvement?

How the product could really improve is when we were actually given the product and started to implement it, we were looking to CA to provide... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

EchoStar actually has CA Technologies Release Automation implemented in another team, so we're partnered with the other team. We looked at the... more»

What other advice do I have?

It is very customizable; it's very easy to use, to be able to actually put the product together, to build those different workflows that we... more»
DevMan15832
Real User
Development manager at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 14 2018

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our speed of deployment.

What needs improvement?

In terms of its performance, we have struggled a little bit because we have multiple instances around the world without a proper support team behind it. After several years we got the new version, and the upgrade was very painful. We had... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor the solution cost and total cost of ownership are definitely two of the criteria; the product quality, usability, scalability, of course, and the support are key as well. The company's market situation is also... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
SQA Manager at a tech services company
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to maintain the maps of different environments in a single tool. The way the tool organizes and manages the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There have been improvements in several kinds of projects: * Projects with more than 5,000 servers and daily... more»

What needs improvement?

Integration with other technologies such as Dockers. The solution has the capability of integration with other... more»

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

It is an expensive tool and the licensing model is difficult to sell.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I use open source solutions like Puppet and Chef. These solutions require a high level of expertise and are difficult... more»

What other advice do I have?

Begin with a small project and grow it progressively. If you need a large project, you should acquire professional... more»
Sam Swafford
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer Web Logic Portal Operations/Tech Services at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 25 2017

What is most valuable?

This product provides pre-built action packs for many of the most popular platforms and appliances. The product allows... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have seen significant improvements in efficiency through the use of CA Release Automation by allowing us to... more»

What needs improvement?

The learning curve for this tool is somewhat steep. While setting up a basic deployment process is simple, improving... more»

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

Licensing concerns play an important role in how you standardize your deployment process. Where possible, take... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used several different solutions to achieve similar results. One of the biggest advantages for us in choosing this... more»

What other advice do I have?

When engaging technical services to assist in implementing this product, make sure you have thought out your... more»
Shilpa Manjeera
Real User
Automation Sme, Release Manager (Grm) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

For our team, CA RA has made the one-click deployment a reality. It provides a web-based GUI with a convenient... more»

How has it helped my organization?

CA RA integrates seamlessly with multiple front-end, DB, and MW technologies. The time savings for repetitive tasks is... more»

What needs improvement?

The automation designer GUI slows down the host when it is launched. The reporting feature is not excellent. You cannot... more»

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

This solution is pricey compared to its peers.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used legacy UNIX deployment scripts to perform automated deployments through CLI. Maintaining the scripts was a... more»

What other advice do I have?

This product has become invaluable in terms of saving time and improving time to market. If these are your pain points,... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior System Analyst at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jan 25 2017

What is most valuable?

I really appreciate how easy and fast it is develop a flow that can deploy artifacts and applications.

How has it helped my organization?

As a simple example, we had a manual process to publish static files on a web server. Due to the large number of files... more»

What needs improvement?

CA Release Automation has a large number of actions and it fits the needs in 99% of the cases. However, sometimes a... more»

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

There are cheaper, or even free tools, but I guarantee that getting this solution is worth the price.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used a different solution. CA Release Automation really makes life easier as follows: * Has a large... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try to study every single feature. This will make it possible to develop really professional deployment flows.
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CA Release Automation enables you to seamlessly connect the continuous delivery ecosystem to deliver high-quality applications faster than ever before. With this enterprise-ready solution, you can accelerate and stabilize application deployments from development to test to production. Its advanced capabilities can help you plan, manage and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline to improve release quality and efficiency. With CA Release Automation, get automated, agile release management that’s ready to work in your IT world.

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CA Release Automation customers include Citrix, NIIT Technologies, ING Bank, Molina Healthcare, Swisscom, Bupa and Tesco. 

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