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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 within this application are repeatable processes that you can assign throughout multiple applications,... 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. It's basically changed the way that we're doing our deployments. We now have, instead of three-hour... 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 probably be combined with this product, instead of being a separate product. I would say that... more»
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 errors, some of the transposition errors that we're currently doing that affect our customers.

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 manual entry error, some transposition error. We should be able to release our software to the... 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 that can be included. Working with our consultant, he's helping us address some of those issues,... more»
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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 those. That actually takes our software delivery to our set-top boxes and automates the process to... 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 encapsulate the software with the necessary header information to be able to send it to the... 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 best-case scenarios. But because we're so unique, we had no templates to work off of. CA could... more»
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 several issues or defects, but CA was responsive and, in the end, they created a fix-pack which resolved the problems. We... more»
Real User
Principal Analysit at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Dec 24 2016

What is most valuable?

For us, Release Automation is a very critical tool that allows us to reproduce, redeliver, and redeploy all our various code in a timely manner and with minimum number of errors. We are very careful about compliance and Release Automation... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit to us is the reduced amount of time spent on migration errors. It also brought us a more efficient way of migrating on command with full automation. And third, most critical to us was that the turnaround time for any... more»

What needs improvement?

Of course, we need to test this more, but I want to see much more seamless integration between Release Automation and CA Service Virtualization or DevTest. Right now we have to do a lot of intervention, and we would rather automate that... more»
Real User
Software Build & Release Architect/ DevOps at HMS
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

We were using an in-house developed release tool, but we wanted to achieve better orchestration in our workflow. We wanted to be able to release more frequently and have greater visibility for our team. CA Release Automation gave us the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Right now, our developers are very, very excited to use it. We can release multiple code features at one time. That is the biggest benefit. In large projects, there are often code dependencies between applications. Now, we have set up a list... more»

What needs improvement?

I know that continuous delivery's already coming, but I still need to see how it will work out. What I personally want to see is more features for data warehousing deployment. Right now, I prefer Informatica. We want an action pack to deploy... more»
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 information to be used in the automation deployment is one of its strengths. It is possible to have a map of all 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 deployments. * Projects in which we must manage the deployment in a cloud environment based on the monitoring. As the number of users... more»

What needs improvement?

Integration with other technologies such as Dockers. The solution has the capability of integration with other technologies, and I can do this without problems. The issue is that all the tasks are performed and managed in an ad-hoc manner. I... more»
Real User
Senior Vice President, Solution Delivery & DevOps at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 12 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the ability to shorten our release cycles and to reduce the number of mistakes we make.

How has it helped my organization?

It has significantly improved the workload balance of the people that are part of my group. It's also helped us to have less business disruption and these are the primary ways in which it has helped our organization. It's far more efficient... more»

What needs improvement?

There is a continuous delivery version of this product that I believe will solve some of the problems we have; so I'm looking forward to it. Currently we do deployment automation and I want to get to release automation, which is automating... more»
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What is CA Release Automation?

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.

CA Release Automation customers

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

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