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Erikjan Niejenhuis
Real User
Co-founder at ClarityWorks BV
Feb 08 2017

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are “scriptability” and customizing the deployment processes.

How has it helped my organization?

It’s not necessarily the product, but more the drive to automate deployment that results in improvements. UCD gives the freedom to create... more»

What needs improvement?

WebSphere deployments, for some reason, don’t work out-of-the-box. We have worked on the Websphere issue with the IBM uDeploy development team a... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We didn’t have a previous solution. This was our first real attempt to introduce one central deployment tool to automate and standardize... more»

What other advice do I have??

Think about what deployment automation really is. It means no tweaking throughout the stages whilst applying changes. Everything must be code.... more»
Solution61d9
Real User
Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides a wide list of OOTB plugins for middleware.

How has it helped my organization?

By standardizing the automated deployment application process, reducing the amount of errors due to manual steps and by... more»

What needs improvement?

* A simplified UI * A simplied licensing model * Lack of technical expertise available in the market that forces us to... more»

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

The licensing model can be very simple, or quite complex, depending on how you want it to be and how you negotiate with... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We didn’t have a previous solution. We just had a very wide variety of custom in-house scripts.

What other advice do I have??

Properly evaluate the ratio of applications that are based on newer architecture models (cloud native vs hybrid vs... more»
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Jain Vipin
Real User
Release Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is auto-deployment of application versions through direct connectivity with UrbanCode Deploy.

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, for a planned release, an Excel-based implementation plan had to be created and validated beforehand in a... more»

What needs improvement?

Performance of the tool is quite slow. It takes a lot of time to load a plan if the plan size is bigger. Also, the... more»

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

Pricing is on the higher side. Individual licenses for each user is not an expected model for a tool like UrbanCode... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were completely manual before this.

What other advice do I have??

It’s a must have. UrbanCode Deploy provides great advantages.
Abhishek Longia
Real User
Technical Specialist - DEVOPS at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 18 2016

What is most valuable?

Gates is one interesting feature, which will help approvers provide their approvals in advance, without having to rely... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped developers manage and deploy their own applications.

What needs improvement?

The Archiving policy is something which should be looked at. The resource tree is pretty bulky and slow. Making a... more»

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

It is a bit costly but good ARA tools are not free, and this has competitive pricing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had home-grown solutions different for different applications. We have standardized by adopting this solution.

What other advice do I have??

It is a good tool to use if you have a substantially big enterprise.
reviewer631593
Real User
User at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to create a deployment process visually and to see that process executing in real time, step by step, with access to log files and with a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has drastically improved how we function. We can now realize continuous delivery practices. We can automate more and integrate with other system much more easily.

What needs improvement?

Need more granular security: for example, access to the Settings tab is all or nothing. I would like to be able to grant access to parts of the Settings tab and also provide... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were previously using a home-grown solution. That solution couldn't scale, was risky to make changes to, and could not provide the features we need to achieve continuous delivery.
it_user181425
Real User
Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Ability to do automated deployments. It does what it promises: It helps you automate deployments. But, it works better... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Automated deployment forces the organization to standardize runtimes, development output and handling of platform... more»

What needs improvement?

They could add support for some of IBM’s own middleware. IBM is so big a company that the left hand doesn’t understand... more»

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

Don't use the tool in combination with IBM as datacentre manager.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had various solutions before this one.

What other advice do I have??

Look for other tools if IBM runs your datacentre.
John Sexton
Real User
Systems Specialist, Development, D2C DevOps Architecture at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 09 2017

What do you think of UrbanCode Deploy?

Valuable Features: The gating and approval workflows. The udclient.jar API calls are relatively easy to understand. • Improvements to My Organization: Centralization of our deployment process Unification of our nonprod and production deployment process • Room for Improvement: It makes it easier to create new resources, especially new components, and to import new servers into uDeploy Environments. • Use of Solution: I have used it for six months. • Deployment Issues: Once I understood the API, deployment was reliable. • Stability Issues: We have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues: We have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Customer service is good. Technical...
Yavuz Yasin Celik
Real User
Computer Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of UrbanCode Deploy?

Valuable Features: Reusable templates make your life easier. • Improvements to My Organization: Using reusable templates (mainframe and middleware), you can force developers to use the same rules for deployment. Also, you have choice to break that rule. • Use of Solution: Since 2016. • Stability Issues: In our implementation, we created 16 PMR for this product. 15 of them were solved. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Perfect. IBM has one of the best customer services. Technical Support: Perfect. IBM has one of the best technical supports. • Previous Solutions: No. • Implementation Team: We implemented in-house.

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What is UrbanCode Deploy?

IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configuration, and database changes into development, test, and production environments—local, dedicated or shared cloud environments—accelerating time to market and reducing cost by shrinking manual efforts from days to minutes with automation, while reducing risk by cutting deployment errors by up to 90 percent.

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