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Tech Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

CA Release Automation has a GUI which is easy to use and develop the solutions. Most of the day-to-day tasks which need automation have been already covered by built-in actions. So you just have to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Deployments have been automated fully and now all the teams follow a single, error-free approach of deployment, which is time saving and seldom faults. It helps to implement standardization.

What needs improvement?

I would suggest that, rather than just concentrating on release automation and management, this tool could provide for more automation in different areas, such as database automation (we already have… more»

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

I had used IBM RAF for deployments. It does not have the same flexibility as CA Release Automation for automation in it.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend it to whosoever wants a good solution for their automation, deployment and release management.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had previous knowledge about this tool, so selection was not difficult.
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 users to create custom actions when action packs are… 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 standardize our deployment processes and automate those… more»

What needs improvement?

The learning curve for this tool is somewhat steep. While setting up a basic deployment process is simple, improving those processes to include integration into monitoring… 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 advantage of clustering capabilities that allow you to… more»

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

We used several different solutions to achieve similar results. One of the biggest advantages for us in choosing this solution was the ability to incorporate, build… more»

What other advice do I have?

When engaging technical services to assist in implementing this product, make sure you have thought out your requirements and documented them very specifically. Ask for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had an environment where each development team had their own set of tools for building packages and all deployment was manual. The evaluation of this product included… more»
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Real User
Middleware and Automation Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2016

What is most valuable?

* Continuous Integration is easy to automate. * It can be integrated and used for handling releases for many different platforms and tools such as .Net, Java based Application Servers, load balancers, and many others using Standard Action Packs. * It's easy to build flows using Standard Action Packs without writing any scripts. * It includes plug-ins to integrate with different ITSM and Source… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We've integrated it with our ticketing system to automatically trigger deployments and update tickets accordingly, saving a lot of manual effort. * Our number of successful deployments have also increased exponentially.

What needs improvement?

* Error message descriptions need to be more accurate and specific. * Error handling needs to be improved in some of the action packs. * UI is a little complicated to understand for the new user and needs some improvements.

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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