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CA Automates Complete Application Lifecycle for Improved Deployment Times and Testing Efficiency
SYDNEY, 16 June 2016 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced the availability of CA Release Automation Continuous Delivery Edition, and several new integrations across CA’s DevOps portfolio and third party solutions creating the first integrated, fully automated and open continuous delivery ecosystem. Organizations can now connect and automate the entire app pipeline progression from development, to test, to production, to accelerate deployment times of applications by as much as 20 times* and improve testing efficiency by up to 25 percent**.
“Continuous delivery is the bedrock of digital transformation and the ability to rapidly and reliably release applications that meet the demands of internal and external customers alike is what makes the difference. However end-to-end automation of continuous delivery can be very challenging and it is critical to have it seamlessly integrate processes and tools especially in today’s application economy,” said Richard Gerdis, vice president, DevOps, Asia Pacific & Japan, CA Technologies. “Without a purpose-built DevOps integration mainstay, it’s not possible to have the diverse DevOps tools to work together. This results in insufficient visibility in the end-to-end process bottlenecks and wastage of engineering integrations. As such, we’ve created the industry’s first open integration-and-automation backbone for continuous delivery and believe it’s the best solution for accelerating end-to-end DevOps while ensuring effective end-to-end DevOps governance.”
Using Continuous Delivery to Develop Swiftly, Test Agilely and Release Reliably
As organizations progress on their digital transformation journey, the volume, velocity and complexity of applications continues to grow. “Businesses no longer have the luxury of time. Rising customer expectations, competitive threats, and increased consumer choice have turned rapid delivery and iteration of software applications into a competitive differentiator. Optimizing the delivery value chain has become the new means to better business outcomes,” according to Forrester Research.***
For application owners tasked with rapidly delivering innovative and inspiring applications, but struggling with constraints and dependencies across the software development lifecycle, CA helps eliminate these challenges by providing continuous delivery capabilities that enable organizations to improve release planning and orchestration, use agile testing to test less and cover more, provision data on demand and deploy simulated environments – all with zero touch workflow.
This is accomplished through:
“With CA’s continuous delivery solutions we’re standardizing our application products, achieving consistency between server environment platforms and are able to easily integrate CA Release Automation with other continuous integration applications such as Jenkins,” said Matt McComas, AVP Critical Applications, GM Financial. “As a result, we are quickly identifying and resolving inconsistencies in our application environments and have been able to cut deployment times down to two and a half minutes for a 98% reduction in deployment time.”
Integration between CA API Management, CA Service Virtualization and CA Application Test enable development teams to automatically create the virtual services and API tests needed to support the rapid development of composite applications and microservices. Furthermore, to help organizations leverage existing investments, CA’s continuous delivery solutions integrate easily with market tools such as HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Atlassian’s JIRA Software, Jenkins, Docker, Perfecto, Chef and Puppet for an open and fully integrated continuous delivery solution stack.
“By using different CA tools as part of the software development lifecycle, testing is no longer a gatekeeper, but rather an operational quality door opener that helps simplify the development of new releases,” said, Arnold Hoogerwerf, IT strategy advisor at KPN, a leading telecommunications company in the Netherlands. “The tools we use from CA’s set of continuous delivery solutions have allowed us to reduce our investment and increase our agility in testing and helped us discover defects earlier so we can continually improve the quality of our applications in a shorter timeframe.”
Cloud technologies and DevOps principles with highly sophisticated release automation go hand-in-hand to ensure businesses can deliver the apps that can help them better compete easier and faster. The open and flexible architecture of CA’s continuous delivery solutions can help organizations deploy applications to modern Cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Skytap as a standard part of their app delivery practices.
A replay of the recently held best practices event for application developers titled ‘Automation, Speed and Quality: The Keys to Your Continuous Delivery Journey’, can be viewed here: http://cainc.to/Wfn25T.
* The Total Economic Impact™ Of CA Release Automation, Forrester Research, December 2015.
**The Total Economic Impact™ Of The CA Technologies Test Data Manager Solution, Forrester Research, December 2015.
***TechRadar™: Continuous Software Delivery, Q2 2015, Forrester Research, May 1, 2015.