Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Automic Continuous Delivery Automation .
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The cut/paste translation can be improved. I've found that sometimes it's difficult to copy exactly between different platforms. Sometimes it takes some manual changes. The solution's implementation processes could be simplified. File transfer is not very efficient. It takes a bit longer than some other methods and when you send the file from one platform to another, especially from the mainframe, the results consumption is quite high compared to other methods. There needs to be better error handling and error descriptions. It should be more clear what the errors are and what we can do to fix them. Limitations in character conversions - sometimes special characters are translated differently comparing to regular FTP transfer, even if the same code page definitions are used. It would be useful to prepare manual and instruction on possible conversion problem solvings and extended settings.
It would be very beneficial for us to see integrations into cloud environments, especially into the Google Cloud environment because we are heading towards cloud. This would be very interesting for us to see.
At the moment, the version that we are using (version 12.0), the environment is complex with multiple installations. Therefore, the monitoring is not scalable, but this should be improved in 12.1 and 12.2.
* I need a better way to manage users. I need user groups and dynamic properties in Release Automation. * I want to access separate users in different folders. That would be good.
The dashboard should allow you to see the current state of packages in each environment, not only on an individual application basis, but across the entire application platform. While this has already been resolved by the in-house development team of the customer, it would be nice if it was improved going forward.
We hope that we can integrate the new CD Directive into our portfolio, so we can bring the deployment and release management closer together.