If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Automic Continuous Delivery Automation , what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate it a seven out of ten. Not a perfect ten because the user interface is brand new and it needs improvement. My advice to someone considering this solution is to be very flexible with this product. You can automate everything you want. The naming of the object is very important because the user's rights depends on the naming of the object. In the next release, I would like for them to include a workflow engine that I also can automate business processes and not just IT processes.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd rate it higher if the installation was easier and if their file transfers were faster.
I would rate the product as an eight out of 10.
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 at the starting point of our digital transformation and the speed up is just starting as everybody knows it is necessary. We can't stay with this manual installation, especially as the competition is not. Main criteria when selecting a vendor: A simple installation that they could use. They wanted a tool which could handle very complex environments with many dependencies and difficult workflows, but focus on installation first.
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 it.
I am happy with the product.
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 tooling versus the productivity business benefit that it would bring in. Automic excels in this area, because it provides a wonderful user interface which is easy to use.
I would absolutely recommend this product.
What are your favorite tools to use in a deployment pipeline?